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Open Access Publishing: Publishing OA monographs

Last Updated: May 22, 2024 11:04 AM

Open Monograph Initiatives for UB Authors

Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME)
The TOME program was an experiment that brought together scholars, universities, libraries, and presses in pursuit of these common goals: a sustainable open monograph ecosystem, support for authors in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, and a strengthened network of university presses. This program launched in 2017 as a five-year collaborative pilot project involving the Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and Association of University Presses (AUP). UB was one of the original participating TOME partners. The following UB-authored monographs were published open access under the program:

The TOME experiment ended on December 31, 2022.

Knowledge Unlatched
"Knowledge Unlatched (KU) makes scholarly content freely available to everyone and contributes to the further development of the Open Access (OA) infrastructure. Our online marketplace provides libraries and institutions worldwide with a central place to support OA collections and models from leading publishing houses and new OA initiatives. With their support we transition monographs and journals in a wide variety of disciplines from paywalled to Open Access content." The UB Libraries are one of more than 600 institutional partners around the world supporting Knowledge Unlatched open publishing initiatives.

Contact Information

If you are a UB author interested in publishing an open access monograph, the contact person is Chris Hollister, Head of Scholarly Communication: 

Telephone: (716) 645-1323