Publishing Open Access Monographs




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Our guest today is Lucy Barnes, Editor and Project Coordinator at Open Book Publishers. She talks about what it is to be a small not-for-profit open access book publisher. Together with other publishers, they have formed ScholarLed with the philosophy of ‘scaling small’; in other words, rather than seeking to grow their reach by any one of them becoming exponentially larger, they want to create systems that allow a large number of diverse, small-scale scholarly publishing initiatives to operate collaboratively.

The host of this episode is Erik Lieungh.

This episode was first published 9 January 2020.

Author Biographies

Lucy Barnes, ScholarLed; Open Book Publishers

Lucy Barnes is Editor and Project Coordinator at Open Book Publishers, the leading Open Access book publisher in the HSS in the UK and a founder member of the ScholarLed group and the COPIM (Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs)  project. She is also completing her PhD on nineteenth-century stage adaptations of novels and poetry.

Barnes attended the 14th Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing with the presentation The ScholarLed Consortium: OA Monograph Publishing and ‘Scaling Small’.

Erik Lieungh, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Erik Lieungh is a digital adviser at the University Library and the host and editor of Open Science Talk.



How to Cite

Barnes, L., & Lieungh, E. (2020). Publishing Open Access Monographs. Open Science Talk, (27).