KU Select: HSS Books 2020 Making Open Access Work in Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS)
We, at Knowledge Unlatched, are happy that you are looking into submitting titles for the new KU Select HSS Books collection of 2020. As the 7th round of KU Select begins, we hope to create a collection that is relevant for libraries, scientific institutions, and, most of all, their patrons. We look forward to receiving your quality frontlist and backlist titles that you would like to publish Open Access. Only together we can create a sustainable future for Open Access publishing in HSS. Read more about the specifics of this collection and submit your titles below.
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Which HSS Titles Can You Submit?
For this year we would like to ask publishers to submit titles in the following subjects. This enables us to create a relevant and coherent collection.
Anthropology and Develpment Studies
Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
English Language and Literature
Modern Languages and Linguistics
Politics and International Studies
CC licence type agreed with author, in advance if possible
Books have been Subject to Peer Review
Monographs and Edited Collections
English Language and preferably titles published in print as hardback
Due to strong publisher interest, we suggest submitting up to a maximum of 20 titles for frontlist plus 20 for backlist titles
All online formats (ePub, PDF and mobi) are made available under a CC license
Submit titles that are relevant to an international cohort of libraries e.g. not too regionally focused
Planned Publication between September 2020 – October 2021
The publisher will receive the fixed Net Title Fee of $ 9,735 / € 8,250 / £ 7,260 per unlatched title (excl. VAT)
Published between 2008 – 2018
The publisher will receive the fixed Net Title Fee of $ 2,212.5 / € 1,875 / £ 1,650 per unlatched title (excl. VAT)