Libre accès

Together from the start: Federation and the ASPP

Jessica Clark and Matthew McKean, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The ASPP (Awards to Scholarly Publications Program) has been, in one incarnation or another, at the heart of the Federation since day one. The competitive funding program, designed to assist with the publication of scholarly books on topics in the humanities and social sciences, has supported over 6000 books since it began.

In 1940, the Aid for Publication program was established, thanks to a $5000 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. The goal was to ensure that completed works by “competent scholars” did not go unpublished. In the early days, Aid for Publication funding supported scholarly books recommended by the Canadian Social Science Research...

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Open Access and the Humanities, by Martin Paul Eve

Nour Aoude, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

When it comes to open access, it can sometimes feel like the humanities and social sciences are merely catching up to the progress made in science, technology and engineering disciplines. One of our goals at the Federation is to encourage the publishing of SSH monographs in open access. So naturally, we are very excited about the recent publication of Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future (Cambridge University Press) by author...

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AU Press, the first open access university press in North America (Anglais)

Pamela Holway, rédactrice en chef, et Megan Hall, coordinatrice de commercialisation et production, Athabasca University Press

AU Press was founded in 2007 as a fully open access press and we often pause during Open Access Week to reexamine our mission and reflect on our experience as the first open access university press in North America. Our mandate was one response to a crisis that has been developing in scholarly monograph publishing, a crisis with which we are all familiar. As university libraries, facing their own economic crises, purchase fewer and fewer books, sales of printed titles have been steadily dwindling. University presses that were founded on cost recovery models have thus...

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Semaine du libre accès: série de blogue (20-24 octobre)

Bonne semaine du libre accès!

Afin de fêter la 8e  Semaine du libre accès, la Fédération des sciences humaines lancera une série de billets de blogue qui se déroulera du 20 au 24 octobre. Par ces billets, nous souhaitons nous joindre aux voix internationales des intellectuels, éditeurs et citoyens qui exigent l’accès libre aux recherches dans toutes les disciplines.

La Fédération croit en la capacité des sciences humaines de contribuer à une société libre et démocratique, ce qui se manifeste dans notre politique du libre accès pour le Prix d'auteurs pour l'édition savante (PAES). Par cette initiative, le PAES se...

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