Open access for monographs and book chapters is a relatively new area of publishing, and there are many ways of approaching it. This document provides some
guidance for publishers to consider when developing policies and processes for open access books. The guide was written by the Wellcome Trust, which extended its open access policy to include monographs and book chapters in October 2013.
Section 4 of this guide sets out Trust policy, but otherwise the recommendations made here are intended as helpful suggestions for best practice rather than requirements.
“We recognise that implementation around publishing monographs and book chapters open access is in flux, and we invite publishers to email Cecy Marden at firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions for further guidance that would be useful to include in this document.” Read…