#OpenAccess at the IHR: five new publishing initiatives

#OpenAccess at the IHR: five new publishing initiatives

By Philip Carter For Open Access Week 2018 (21-28 October), here are five ways in which the Institute of Historical Research is engaging with OA publishing. But first …   What is Open Access? Open access refers to the free access to and generally free reuse (usually...
Open Access Week 2017: share and aware

Open Access Week 2017: share and aware

Researcher awareness and engagement with open access data and sharing is increasing, that is according to a 2017 State of Open Data Report published by Figshare this week. This does not come as a surprise to me and, as a publisher of open access research in a variety...
A new open access series with the Royal Historical Society

A new open access series with the Royal Historical Society

The IHR has the great pleasure of announcing our partnership with the Royal Historical Society (RHS) to publish a new, open access series of monographs and shorter form works, further solidifying our commitment to open access. New Historical Perspectives will seek to...
Digital development: a commitment to OA

Digital development: a commitment to OA

When I joined the IHR in early August, I did so with the challenging assignment of helping to further the Institute’s mission to embrace the opportunities of digital content delivery and enable greater access to knowledge, in line with the School’s Statement on Open...
Has open access come of age ?

Has open access come of age ?

‘Open Access comes of age’ was the headline in a recent issue of Nature News, the article reporting a recent study published in Public Library of Science One, that found that the number of articles in freely accessible journals is growing at a rate of 20%...

The more the merrier when it comes to open-access publishing

The IHR’s Reviews in History has recently partnered with recensio.net to bring its reviews to a wider audience than ever before. Recensio.net, launched in January, is an open-access reviews platform for European history developed by the Bavarian State Library,...