Our Open Access Partners

Between 2014 and 2016, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) launched two calls for a research study: the OAPEN-CH pilot project. The SNSF explains that: “The aim of the project is to enable the SNSF and academic publishers to collect experiences surrounding the publication process for monographs in open access mode, as well as data on the usage, sales and costs of e-books and printed books. The pilot project facilitates a joint learning process for the SNSF, the participating publishing houses and other actors involved in open access publication.”

Learn more about this project and its first results.

Peter Lang participated in this research study and you can find our Open Access monographs resulting from the OAPEN-CH pilot project here.

Beginning in 2018 until 2020 Peter Lang became a partner in OGeSoMo, a project aimed at initiating more open-access-publications in the HSS. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, a project team was built from members of the university libraries in Bochum, Dortmund and Duisburg-Essen (the university alliance Ruhr), the department of German linguistics in Essen and three academic publishers. Together we realized a total of 40 OA-monographs which were analyzed as to sales and usage. Information material on licensing, questions of copyright and services by the publishers was developed in cooperation, funding models and the practical realization of publishing was discussed and made transparent to our partners in the library and the other publishers. An important aim of the project was to reach HSS-authors in order to strengthen their knowledge and their acceptance of Open Access as a trustworthy mode of publishing. This was accomplished by providing information material licensed under CC-BY, partly available in English, and several face-to-face-events in our partner universities.
Read more on the project here.

If you want further information on the organisations we are working with, please click below:

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)