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Emerging Perspectives in Open Access Book Publishing


Open Access monograph publishing is a rapidly expanding and evolving strategy for making scholarly work globally accessible. Universities, academic publishers, libraries, and scholarly organizations are developing new initiatives, partnerships, services, and business models to support open access options for authors of scholarly monographs, textbooks, and academic books.

This event will explore the opportunities, challenges, and experiences of OA book publishing from the perspective of authors, series editors and publishers. You are invited to join a panel discussion of UBC faculty and publishers that will address their motivations for “going open”, as well as the processes, impacts, and changes that OA is bringing to academic book publishing.


  • Katherine Bowers, Katherine Bowers, Associate Professor of Slavic Studies, UBC Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies
  • Megan Brand, Production Editor, UBC Press
  • Rupert Gatti, Co-founder and Director of Open Book Publishers; Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, Director of Studies in Economics
  • Mark Turin, Associate Professor, UBC Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies & Department of Anthropology


  • Leonora Crema, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian, UBC Library

Location Details


If you have any questions, concerns, or accessibility needs please email open.ubc@ubc.ca.

This event is online. Registrants receive the link 24 hours before the event. Registration closes at the same time.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
  Faculty     Graduate     Post-Doc     Professional     Staff  
  Open Scholarship in Practice     Open Scholarship     Research Commons  
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