OA directories and publishers
Books, like journals, can also be published on an open access basis.
Here are various models under which OA books operate:
From: Ferwerda, E. (2014). Open access monograph business models. Insights, 27(S), 35-38. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/2048-7754.46
To be eligible for HERDC books must be published by a commercial publisher or peer reviewed. A commercial publisher is one for which the core business is producing books and distributing them for sale.
Print-on-demand, vanity press and companies that specialise primarily in the publication of theses are not considered commercial publishers. These publishers:
See the Department of Education and Training HERDC website for further information.
Curtin’s Office of Research & Development Quality Research Outputs web page describes quality indicators and a link to the Quality Publisher List for books and book chapters. (Curtin login required)
The Australian Research Council (ARC) and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) policies now require research publications arising from funded projects to be deposited into an open access institutional repository within twelve months from the date of publication. The ARC policy requirement includes books and book chapters.
This Policy compliance decision tree explains the steps that need to happen.
The espace team can further clarify or assist if you have any questions.