The focus and beginning of the Open Access movement has always been more on journals and journal articles. In the meantime, however, there are not only books on the subject of openness. More and more books are published Open Access.
How to find Open Access books?
- Important platforms and research tools are OAPEN and the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). Works listed here are also listed in the tub.find catalogue.
- Many classical publishers – such as Springer or transcript – also have a large number of books published in Open Access. The variety of business models is constantly growing, as is the case with the publication of journals (essays). Here, too, Open Access costs money.
- The Open Textbook Library also contains some textbooks on the engineering sciences.
A few examples of Open Access books on openness
- Science and the politics of openness : Here be monsters / Hartley, Sarah; Raman, Sujatha; Smith, Alexander; Nerlich, Brigitte (eds.) 2018. Manchester University Press.
- Open : The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science / Biswas-Diener, Robert; Jhangiani, Rajiv (eds.) 2017. Ubiquity Press.
- Open Education : International Perspectives in Higher Education / Bliss, TJ; Blessinger, Patrick (eds.) 2016. Open Book Publishers
- Battle for Open: How openness won and why it doesn’t feel like victory / Weller, Martin. 2014. Ubiquity Press.
- Example of a book on Open Access that is unfortunately not available: Open Divide : Critical Studies on Open Access / Ulrich Herb; Joachim Schöpfel (eds.) 2018. Litwin Books, LLC. After all, there is a collection of the article preprints of this volume here.
Write open books yourself
You can learn to write books openly in a tutorial that reflects experiences with collaborative writing of books and journal articles with the GitLab Wiki as part of the project Modern Publishing at Hamburg Open Science (HOS).