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Presentation: Ian Watson

Open access book publishing in Iceland

We will take a look at the Icelandic scholarly publishing world and ask questions about the way that books and monographs are funded and distributed. We’ll look at successful and less successful examples, and we will try to figure out what combination of business models can ensure a thriving scholarly culture which maximizes the number and quality of works produced and works read. The focus of open access scholarly publishing is broadening to include books as well as journals, but how big of an impact will this have?

About Ian Watson

Ian Watson is assistant professor of social sciences at Bifröst University. He also manages the Dagsbrún Library at the Reykjavík Academy and edits the open-access Bifröst Journal of Social Science. Ian holds a PhD in sociology from Rutgers University.

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