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?' and 'Diversifying readership through open access: A usage analysis for OA 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.'

·  The OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit is a free online resource for authors in all disciplines around the world who want to find out more about open access book publishing. The toolkit has been launched by the OAPEN Foundation, with Springer Nature and the University of Glasgow as founding partners in the project.

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

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Explore Open Access Books

Springer Nature held a free multidisciplinary event for researchers in honour of Academic Book Week, 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)