Nowadays, when publishing is easier than ever, where do you need a publisher? Why not just put your manuscript online, especially if it is open access? In this blog post, Managing Director Tommi Grover of the Multilingual Matters/Channel View Publications shares the views of an independent international publisher. He brings out how diverse the professional expertises – from editorial, administrative and production to marketing and sales expertises – required to publish a book. He also looks at the costs of publishing in both open access and traditional publishing.
This is a story how open access gave a new life for our book on research ethics. As everyone knows, open science and open access, in particular, is in fashion in recent research policy. However sometimes it seems that there is a lot of talk and discussion on it but not so much real doing. We will tell our about a fortunate case when we were in the right place at the right time.
The University of Helsinki’s own open access publisher Helsinki University Press (HUP) has refined its publishing and service processes and is preparing to publish its first books. HUP will also publish scientific journals in the future.