Author Resources

·  What are the benefits of publishing an open access book? Read 'The OA Effect: How does open access affect the usage of scholarly books?'

·  What do book authors think about open access? Read 'The future of open access books: Findings from a global survey of academic book authors.'

·  For more resources such as our author guide to open access books, please go to our imprint websites: SpringerOpen and Palgrave Macmillan.

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Explore Open Access Books

Springer Nature held a free multidisciplinary event for researchers on 23 April to kick off Academic Book Week 2018, exploring how open access can help book authors make the most out of their research. Read more about the event.


If you couldn't attend the event, here are some insights we would like to share with you.

·  Check out the programme 

·  Read a blog summary of the event  

·  Watch the Facebook Live stream: Part 1, Part 2 

·  Follow the conversation captured by Twitter Moments

·  Download the presentation slides

Recordings from our Academic Book Week 2018 event 'Explore Open Access Books'

Watch recordings from our event 'Explore Open Access Books'.

1. Welcome - Tim Britton (Academic Book Week 2018)

2. About OA books - Ros Pyne (Academic Book Week 2018)

3. Bookmetrix & ORCID - Martijn Roelandse (Academic Book Week 2018)

4. Future of OA book funding - Hannah Hope (Academic Book Week 2018)

5. OA Books Author Panel (Academic Book Week 2018)

6. Event wrap up panel (Academic Book Week 2018)

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