Toolkit articles tagged with keyword 'licence'.

  • Common myths about open access

    This section aims to dispel some of the myths around open access publishing and includes sub-sections on print, peer review, quality and prestige, book processing charges, third party copyright and plagiarism.

  • Choosing a Creative Commons licence

    Open access books are assigned a Creative Commons (CC) licence which is a public copyright licence that enables the free distribution of otherwise copyrighted work. In other words, it describes how others can share, reuse and build upon your research.

  • The difference between open access and non-open access books

    When considering which model to choose, what are the fundamental differences between an open access book and a non-open access book?

  • The difference between an open access book and an open access journal

    Although the process of open access is similar for both books and journal articles, the two formats are arguably very different, making the publication of open access books a more complex process than that of producing journals.

  • How to choose a publisher for your open access book

    As with any book proposal, when choosing a publisher for your open access book you should consider whether they publish high-quality work in your subject area, but also explore important issues including licensing, fees, and discoverability.

  • Contracting and copyright

    When discussing the terms of your publishing agreement with a publisher, it is important to be aware of open access requirements from your institution or research funder, and to pay close attention to the terms specific to making the work open access, such as copyright retention and the particular...

  • Green, gold, diamond – different models for open access books

    Open access can be achieved in a number of ways, with varying results. A publisher might make the book available open access, or an author might archive a pre-publication manuscript version in a repository for anyone to read. Other models are also explored in this article.

  • Third-party permissions

    Third-party material may be included in open access books. Authors must secure permission from the rights holder and should state clearly in each caption what licensing terms apply to the material, as these may differ from the open access licence under which the rest of the book is released.

  • How to find open access book publishers

    The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is the largest resource to find open access book publishers, with around 400 publishers listed. Other ways to find open access book publishers include the OAPEN list of compliant publishers, the list of OASPA members, and various platforms that host open access...