Making monographs open

(3 May 2019)  A project that aims to slash the cost of producing monographs could help make more of them available to the public for free. But will scholars participate?

The University of North Carolina Press is leading an experiment to significantly lower the cost of producing scholarly books — an important step toward a sustainable open-access publishing model for monographs.

Many university presses have experimented with open-access monographs, but few have transitioned away from charging fees for most work, as they are unable to do so sustainably, said John Sherer, director of UNC Press.

Inside Higher Ed has the full story here.