Our vision is a sustainable market where scholarly books and journals are freely accessible for each and every reader around the world.
We believe that by working together libraries and publishers can create a sustainable route to Open Access for scholarly books and secure long-term cost savings for their own institutions by sharing the costs of making HSS monographs available on a Creative Commons licence. Supporting Open Access through Knowledge Unlatched will not cost more than simply purchasing a more traditionally published title.
By taking part in Knowledge Unlatched libraries can help to ensure that good books and journals continue to be published and that the core-outputs of the humanities and social sciences are not left behind in the shift to Open Access. Authors will be able to connect more effectively with audiences that value their research and ideas. Readers from all over the world will have free access to high-quality works. And publishers will gain access to funding to support peer-reviewed Open Access publishing for books and journals.