Open Access Monograph Publishing Initiative

  • Application Deadline: October 16, 2017
     
    This form should be completed by a faculty member applicant.

    The NYU Office of the Provost, the Center for the Humanities, and the Division of Libraries invite submissions for grants to support the publication of new digital monographs in the humanities and humanistic social sciences that will be made freely accessible online. This program is part of an initiative developed by the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Association of American University Presses (AAUP).

    The goal of this program is to advance the wide digital dissemination of scholarship in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to all readers with access to the internet. The program will provide $15,000 each for up to three scholarly monographs per year, authored by NYU faculty and published by a nonprofit scholarly publisher. The funding will be provided to the publisher to make the work open access.

    Digital monographs published under this initiative will share the following properties:

    • Peer-reviewed and under contract to an AAUP press or other non-profit publisher press that adheres to the AAUP best practices for peer review.
    • Published as open-access texts with a Creative Commons license by a publisher that has agreed to work within the guidelines of the initiative. (The list of publishers is linked from the Initiative webpage.) Publishers may also issue a print edition for sale.

    Eligibility. We invite applications from faculty in full-time positions at NYU in the humanities or humanistic social sciences who have completed a monograph and have a book contract in hand from a participating publisher. Special consideration is given to faculty at the early stages of their career.

    Funding. Up to $15,000 per successful application, to be provided to the publisher to support the costs of publishing and dissemination of the open-access (i.e., free to readers) digital edition.

    Selection Criteria & Review Process. Each proposal is reviewed by the selection committee and will be evaluated in accordance with the applicant’s statement of the work’s intellectual purpose and significance, and its appropriateness for the values supported by this initiative.
  • 1. Applicant Information



  • 2. Project Information

  • Please select the first of the month if specific day is unknown.
  • Statement of Purpose

    In no more than 1000 words, please submit a statement of the work’s intellectual purpose and significance, and its appropriateness for the values supported by this initiative. In addition, applications should address the following questions:

    • Why is open access (OA) valuable for this particular book?
    • Describe the publisher’s other open access activities, if any.
    • Describe the author’s other open access activities, if any.
    • How will the publisher make the OA edition available?
    • How will the author and the publisher work to promote the open access edition?
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
    Please save the file as Lastname_1Statement (ex: Osse_1Statement)
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
    Please save file as Lastname_2Contract (ex: Osse_2Contract ) // Include a copy of your publication contract.


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