First results of the crowdfunding OpenEdition Books Select experiment: Six titles published in open access

Six titles from the OpenEdition Books Select package have now been published in open access on OpenEdition Books and will soon be published on OAPEN.

OpenEdition Books Select is the first crowdfunding programme for scientific publishing in French. Launched in 2018 in partnership with Knowledge Unlatched and the Couperin consortium, this unprecedented project aims to publish in open access a bundle of books by major publishers in the humanities and social sciences. The crowdfunding campaign is aimed at libraries around the world, enabling them to offer any reader access to French-language content of the highest quality. This ethical and transparent model is based on a collaboration between publishers and libraries committed to open science.

The works published in this first phase of the project are new releases published between late 2018 and early 2019. These are the six titles:

We warmly thank the institutions that have contributed to releasing these books. The other titles in the bundle (including 4 new releases and 20 backlist titles) may also be published in open access should other libraries offer their support. Libraries have the opportunity to participate in the campaign until 30 April 2019.

For any additional information, please contact us at the following address: oebselect[at]

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