St Andrews book series now on Open Book Publishers
The St Andrews Studies in French History is a book series published by The St Andrews Centre for French History and Culture.
Since 2010 the Centre has published 9 monographs in the series. Currently these are distributed via a collection in the St Andrews Research Repository, where the PDF can be freely downloaded, and in later volumes under a CC BY-NC-ND Creative Commons licence too. All volumes are also listed on the publications page of the Centre’s website. The books are all between 25-50,000 words long, a format known as a midigraph, and are all rigorously peer-reviewed. To date the volumes have attracted over 10,000 downloads from the St Andrews Research Repository
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Now the Centre has partnered with Open Book Publishers who have agreed to publish the series. As the name suggests OBP is a scholarly publisher specialising in open access books. What sets them apart from other publishers however is the flexible and transparent approach to book funding:
“Authors are encouraged to secure funding to offset the publication costs and thereby sustain the publishing model, but if no institutional funding is available, authors are not charged fees. Any publishing subvention secured will cover the actual costs of publishing and will not be taken as profit. In short: we support publishing that respects the authors and serves the public interest.” (Open Book Publishers, French History and Culture Flyer, 2019)
The editors welcome proposals for new volumes in the series – so if you’re interested see the series homepage for information about who to contact.
The new series homepage can be found here: https://www.openbookpublishers.com/section/110/1