Professor Martin Paul Eve, Birkbeck, University of London
Pan-European (and possibly broader) initiative for OA by 2020. Includes monographs with time delay.
Assume fixed costs:
Assume production costs:
"to publish 75% of anticipated monographic submission output for the next REF would require approximately £96m investment over the census period. This is equivalent to £19.2m per year. Academic library budgets as they are currently apportioned would not support this cost."
Eve, M.P. et al., (2017). Cost estimates of an open access mandate for monographs in the UK’s third Research Excellence Framework. Insights. https://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.392
It is possible to achieve OA monographs. It is a matter of political will. But: that will is not there to put money into the humanities.
Cost to UK would be 1.2% of QR funding, or 19.2% of the AHRC budget.
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