Literature overview

This page offers an extensive literature overview, consisting of articles, books, reports, and online resources that focus on Open Access monograph publishing in HSS.

This overview will be updated regularly. Please inform us about missing literature and send your comments to Janneke Adema [ JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING ].


Activities, costs and funding flows in the scholarly communications system in the UK,
Report commissioned by the Research Information Network (RIN) (May 2008).

Adema, J. and Schmidt, B., ‘From Service Providers to Content Producers: New Opportunities For Libraries in Collaborative Open Access Book Publishing’, in: New Review of Academic Librarianship, Volume 16, Issue S1 2010, pages 28 - 43.

Alenius, Marianne, ‘Open Access, University Presses, and Editorial Responsibility’, Paper delivered at The Workshop on Open Access in Denmark (April 2007).

Ayris, Paul, ‘The Future of Scholarly Publication’, PowerPoint delivered at a conference on copyright regulation in Europe (EU-wide conference on science- and education-friendly Copyright regulation in Europe) held on 14-15 November 2008 in Berlin.

Bacon-Shone, J., E. Cheng, et al., ‘The Open Access Advantage’ (2008).

Bargheer, M. and Schmidt, B., ‘Göttingen University Press: Publishing services in an Open Access environment’, in: Information Services and Use 28(2) (2008).

Baruch, P. ‘Open access developments in France: the HAL Open Archives System’, in: Learned Publishing 20 (2007).

Bernius, Steffen, Hanauske, Matthias, König, Wolfgang, Dugall, Berndt, ‘Open Access Models and their Implications for the Players on the Scientific Publishing Market’, in: Economic Analysis & Policy, vol. 39 no.1 (March 2009).

Boice, Kristin, Open Access, Libraries, and the Future of Scholarly Publishing (2008)

Brown, Laura, Griffiths, Rebecca, and Rascoff, Matthew, Ithaka Report. University publishing in a digital age (2007).

Cockerill, Matthew, ‘Business models in open access publishing’, in: Open Access: key strategic, technical and economic aspects, Jacobs, N., (ed.) (Oxford 2006).

Content Complete Ltd and Only Connect Consultancy, Study on the Management and Economic Impact of e‐Textbook Business Models on Publishers, e‐Book Aggregators and Higher Education Institutions: Phase One Report, JISC (Bristol 2009).

Cronin, Blaise, and La Barre, Kathryn , ‘Mickey Mouse and Milton: book publishing in the humanities’, in: Learned Publishing, Volume 17, Number 2, 1 April 2004.

Crow, Raym, Campus-based publishing partnerships: A guide to critical issues, SPARC (2009).

Crow, Raym, Income models for Open Access: an overview of current practice, SPARC (September 2009).

Esposito, Joseph J., ‘The Wisdom of Oz: The Role of the University Press in Scholarly Communications’, in: Journal of Electronic Publishing, vol. 10, no. 1, (Winter 2007).

European Commission report, Study on the economic and technical evolution of the scientific publication markets in Europe (2005).

Friend, Frederick J., Open Access in the Humanities and social Sciences: A UK Perspective.

Greco, Albert N, Wharton, Robert Michael, ‘Should university presses adopt an open access [electronic publishing] business model for all of their scholarly books?’, in: ELPUB2008. Open Scholarship: Authority, Community, and Sustainability in the Age of Web 2.0 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Electronic Publishing held in Toronto, Canada 25-27 June 2008, Leslie Chan and Susanna Mornati ed..

Hall, Gary, ‘The Impact of the Humanities: or, What’s Next for Open Access’, Paper presented at: Berlin 5 Open Access: From Practice to Impact: Consequences of Knowledge Dissemination (2007).

Hall, Gary, Digitize This Book! The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now (University of Minnesota Press, 2009).

Jakubowicz, A., ‘Bridging the Mire between E-Research and E-Publishing for Multimedia Digital Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences: An Australian Case Study’, in: Webology 4(1) (2007).

Johnson, Richard K., ‘The Future of Scholarly Communication in the Humanities: Adaptation or Transformation?’ Paper delivered at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention (December 30, 2004).

Kennan, Mary Anne and Kautz, Karlheinz ‘Scholarly publishing and Open Access: searching for understanding of an emerging IS phenomenon’, in: Proceedings ECIS 2007 - The 15th European conference on Information Systems (St Gallen, Switzerland 2007).

Lamb, Christine, ‘Open access publishing models: opportunity or threat to scholarly and academic publishers?’, in: Learned Publishing Volume 17, Number 2 (April 2004).

Heath, Malcolm, Jubb, Michael and Robey, David, ‘E-Publication and Open Access in the Arts and Humanities in the UK’, in: Ariadne, Issue 54 (January 2008).

Hougthon, John, Digital broadband content: scientific publishing, Report presented to the Working Party on the Information Economy in December 2004.

Hougthon, John, et. al, Economic Implications of Alternative Scholarly Publishing Models - Exploring the costs and benefits, A report to the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) (January 2009).

Hougthon, John, Costs and Benefits of Research Communication: The Dutch Situation (May 2009).

Hougthon, John, Open Access – What are the economic benefits? A comparison of the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Denmark (June 2009).

Jensen, Michael John, ‘Scholarly Publishing in the New Era of Scarcity’, Plenary presentation at the Association of American University Presses (Philadelphia 2009).

Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook – Open Access Monographs

Pinfield, S., ‘A Wel(l)come development: research funders and open access’, in: Learned Publishing 19 (2006).

Snijder, Ronald, ‘The profits of free books: an experiment to measure the impact of open access publishing ’, in: Learned Publishing, Vol. 23, no.4 (October 2010).

Steele, Colin, ‘Phoenix rising: new models for the research monograph?’, in: Learned Publishing, Vol. 16, no.2 (April 2003).

Steele, Colin, ‘Book to the future: 21st century models for the scholarly monograph’, paper delivered at Charleston Conference on Issues in Books and Serial Acquisition (2006).

Steele, Colin, ‘Scholarly Monograph Publishing in the 21st Century: The Future More Than Ever Should Be an Open Book’, in: The Journal of Electronic Publishing, vol. 11, no. 2, (2008).

Steele, Colin, The Future of the Academic Monograph?

Unsworth, John M., ‘The Crisis in Scholarly Publishing in the Humanities’, in: ARL, no. 228 (June 2003).

Vandooren, Françoise and Gass, Cécile, ‘Giving new life to out-of-print books: when publishers’ and libraries’ interests meet’, in: Learned Publishing, vol. 2 1 no. 3 (July 2008).

Waters, Lindsay, ‘The Tyranny of the Monograph and the Plight of the Publisher’, in: Publishing Research Quarterly (Fall 2001).

Waltham, Mary, JISC: Learned Society Open Access Business Models (June 2005).

Waltham, Mary, The Future of Scholarly Journals Publishing Among Social Science and Humanities Associations. Report on a study funded by a Planning Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (February 2009).

Wellcome Trust, Costs and Business Models in Scientific Research Publishing. A
report commissioned by the Wellcome Trust, (2004).

Williams, Peter, Stevenson, Iain, Nicholas, David, Watkinson, Anthony, Rowlands, Ian ‘The role and future of the monograph in arts and humanities research’, in: Aslib Proceedings, volume 61, issue 1 (2009).

Willinksy, John, The Access Principle : The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship (Cambridge, Mass. 2006).

Willinsky, John, Monograph funding (2008).

Zalta, Edward N., ‘A Funding Model for Open Access to a Humanities Publications’, Paper presented at: Scholarly Communication in the Humanities: Does Open Access Apply? (ALA June 2004).