TU Delft Library and IOS Press Sign Agreement on Open Access Books Delft Authors
TU Delft Library and IOS Press have signed an agreement to publish at least ten Open Access (OA) books - as ebooks - by authors affiliated with TU Delft. Both parties hope to stimulate the use of OA within all TU Delft departments.
Amsterdam (I-Newswire) January 21, 2014 - TU Delft Library and IOS Press have signed an agreement to publish at least ten Open Access (OA) books - as ebooks - by authors affiliated with TU Delft. Both parties hope to stimulate the use of OA within all TU Delft departments.
"When talking about scientific publishing, one can no longer exclude Open Access from the equation. TU Delft prefers OA because titles are widely available directly upon publication without restrictions," says Just de Leeuwe of TU Delft University. TU Delft has been supporting the use of Open Access since 2004. The Library does its own research into the effectiveness of OA and manages several repositories and the TU Delft OA fund.
Since 2010 IOS Press has increasingly been publishing OA books and journals. The publishing company has a special relationship with TU Delft: in 2005 all activities of Delft University Press were taken over by IOS Press. Publications affiliated with TU Delft are now published under the Delft University Press imprint.
IOS Press takes care of the peer review of the scientific book proposals. If publication follows, the books are included in the Directory of Open Access Books and the TU Delft repository. The books are submitted for inclusion in the usual indexing services. As well as appearing as ebooks on the Ebooks platform, the books can be ordered as print publications.
About TU Delft Library
TU Delft Library is part of the Corporate Office of TU Delft. TU Delft Library is the biggest technical-scientific library of the Netherlands. Its aim is to share the knowledge generated by the university, as a service to its users and to society.
About IOS Press
Commencing its publishing activities in 1987, IOS Press (www.iospress.nl) serves the information nee More..ds of scientific and medical communities worldwide. IOS Press now (co-)publishes over 100 international journals and about 130 book titles each year on subjects ranging from computer sciences and mathematics to medicine and the natural sciences.
IOS Press continues its rapid growth, embracing new technologies for the timely dissemination of information. All journals are available electronically and an e-book platform was launched in 2005.
Headquartered in Amsterdam with satellite offices in the USA, Germany, India and China, IOS Press has established several strategic co-publishing initiatives. Notable acquisitions included Delft University Press in 2005 and Millpress Science Publishers in 2008.Less..
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Published On:January 21, 2014
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