KU Select: HSS Books 2022


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 2022. As the 8th 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.


You can submit your title suggestions at

app.knowledgeunlatched.org

Which HSS Titles Can You Submit?

The Disciplines
Submission Criteria
Pricing Structure
The Disciplines

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

History

Modern Languages and Linguistics

Politics and International Studies

Sociology

Submission Criteria

CC licence type agreed with author, in advance if possible

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Books have been Subject to Peer Review

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Monographs and Edited Collections

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English Language and preferably titles published in print as hardback

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Due to strong publisher interest, we suggest submitting up to a maximum of 50 titles for frontlist plus 50 for backlist titles

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All online formats (ePub, PDF and mobi) are made available under a CC license

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Submit titles that are relevant to an international cohort of libraries e.g. not too regionally focused

Pricing Structure

Frontlist Titles

Planned Publication between September 2021 – October 2022

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The publisher will receive the fixed Net Title Fee of $ 9,405 / € 8,250 / £ 7,340 per unlatched title (excl. VAT)


Backlist Titles

Published between 2010 – 2020

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The publisher will receive the fixed Net Title Fee of $ 2,137.5 / € 1,875 / £ 1,669 per unlatched title (excl. VAT)




KU Focus Collection 2022: Climate Change


A topical focus on the issue of climate change (HSS)

We, at Knowledge Unlatched, are happy are happy to introduce a new format of collection set-up in this years pledging round. The KU Focus Collection of 2022. Given the different needs of researchers, we have decided to let the library community decide on the most relevant topics to be made freely available to everyone. 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 titles that you would like to publish Open Access. Only together we can create a sustainable future for Open Access publishing. Read more about the specifics of this collection and submit your titles below.


You can submit your title suggestions at

app.knowledgeunlatched.org


Please find the requirements for the submitted content below:
  • 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
  • A maximum of 10 frontlist 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


  • The Timeline

     
    1. Title Submission: 08.02. – 12.03. 2021
    Publishers hand in their title submissions to app.knowledgeunlatched.org following the outlined requirements in the Publisher Information Brochure

    2. Reviewing Titles: 15.03. – 09.04. 2021
    The KU Selection Committee reviews the submissions, and the collection is formed.

    3. Packaging Titles & Contract Finalization: 12.04. – 30.04. 2021
    The collections are created, and publishers will be informed which titles have been accepted. The contracts will be sent and signed prior to the start of the pledging.

    4. Library Pledging: 03.05. – 17.12. 2021
    Libraries are invited to pledge their support for the collections.

    5. Final List of Titles: 20.12.2021 – 07.01.2022
    After the pledging is closed, the allocated funding will be distributed to the publishers according to the voting of the KU Selection Committee.

    6. Title Unlatching: 10.01. – 31.10. 2022
    After all titles are cleared and accepted, they can be submitted for unlatching. Please note that all backlist titles can be unlatched right away and will have to be unlatched by May 2022 at the latest.

     

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