Leuven University Press is participating in the fifth pledging round of Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the central platform for sustainable Open Access (OA) funding models. Six titles of the press have been selected to KU Select 2018.
Knowledge Unlatched is a global crowd funding initiative supported by more than 500 libraries. Its aim is to make Open Access for books and journals sustainable in all disciplines of science and research. It helps libraries to shift their budgets from traditional acquisition patterns to supporting OA at a larger scale.
“Leuven University Press is a strong supporter of Open Access in different ways. By participating in Knowledge Unlatched, we are actively supporting the dissemination of this model, and we hope libraries will continue to support it as well”, says Veerle De Laet, Director of Leuven University Press.
“KU only works, because publishers like Leuven University Press submit excellent content that appeals to researchers and librarians worldwide”, says Dr. Sven Fund, KU’s managing director. “We are glad to see strong usage of the open content funded in prior rounds, and we are glad to see a lot of sympathy and support for our work worldwide.”
Libraries can pledge their support for Knowledge Unlatched between now and the end of November 2018 at www.knowledgeunlatched.org.
Leuven University Press & Open Access
Leuven University Press supports Open Access and offers two different roads to Open Access: the Green Road or so-called ‘self-archiving’ and the Golden Road where the book appears in full Open Access from the first day of publication.
In order to encourage and support researchers to publish their books in full Open Access Leuven Univeristy Press participates in the KU Leuven Fund for Fair OA. All researchers who wish to publish an OA book with Leuven University Press are eligible to apply for funding.
About Knowledge Unlatched
Knowledge Unlatched (KU) offers free access to scholarly content for every reader across the world. Our online platform provides libraries worldwide with a central place to support Open Access models from leading publishing houses and new OA initiatives.
Veerle De Laet, Director of Leuven University Press
Philipp Hess, Publicity & Communications