OAPEN offers publishers, research institutes and libraries effective new ways of disseminating scholarly work. We have developed a new publishing model to help you finance and produce monographs in Open Access and, most importantly, we have founded the OAPEN Library, a publishing platform designed to give global impact to peer-reviewed research from across Europe.
Our members have digital publishing programmes, make use of digital repositories, publish in different European languages, command a worldwide distribution network (including the US), and work closely with university libraries. All titles available through the OAPEN Library have been subject to a stringent peer-review process.
To support OA scholarly publishing and to build up our membership base, we have developed a variety of vital services, including a production centre to produce and maintain e-books, and the digital OAPEN Library which provides free and unrestricted access to a growing collection of peer-reviewed titles.
The OAPEN Library incorporates a quality assurance system as well as a framework for authors and publishers. It will serve as a branded collection to increase the visibility and retrievability of European scholarly output, and to set quality standards for OA content.
The following overview outlines the principles behind OAPEN and the OAPEN Library; our new publishing model; OA content; production and marketing services on offer to OAPEN members; and membership options.