(30 Jun 2021) A new Open Access pilot scheme from Cambridge University Press will turn conventional publishing models on their head by making academic monographs that sell the most copies available online for free.
The initiative, called Flip it Open, will see selected books published and sold as normal, primarily through library collections for universities. But once a title meets a set amount of revenue, the Press has committed to make it freely available online.
This means that those titles most in demand will be made Open Access first, giving more readers free access to popular monographs and authors greater reach and impact for their research without the need to pay OA publishing fees.
More than 25 academic monographs will be included in the pilot, covering classics, politics and history. Those that are flipped to Open Access will be available through Cambridge Core, the online home for the Press’s academic content.
To find out more, read the press release in full here.