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Dr. Gatti has kindly made his slides available. Please note the CC BY licence.


"This was a very informative demonstration of the significance of Open Access for the humanities and of how it is already being achieved. A great starting point for those feeling cautious or doubtful." - Librarian

"A brilliant overview!" - Rachael Scott, University of Reading
"This UKSG webinar was extremely helpful! I will definitely look out for future webinars on the UKSG website." - Tamara Pianos, ZBW - German National Library of Economics - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics


This is a fantastic opportunity to listen to expert speakers, with the added benefit of no travelling required! You will also receive a link to a recording of the webinar so that you can listen again at a time convenient to you.


This is a free webinar.



This webinar will:

  • Discuss the opportunities and challenges OA publishing provides within HSS
  • Consider recent OA mandates with particular respect to HSS
  • Discuss some of the differences between science and humanities with regard to OA publishing
  • Address issues of OA monograph publication
  • Consider some of the research and teaching tools facilitated by OA publications
  • Discuss various OA funding models, particularly within HSS
  • Discuss opportunities and challenges for scholarly societies and HE bodies developing OA initiatives
  • Look at usage statistics and discuss OA publishing experiences at Open Book Publishers


Date: Wednesday 19 February 2014

Time: 1400 GMT

Duration: 45 minutes including Q&A (We allow a maximum of an hour, although we aim for 45 minutes.)



Dr. Rupert Gatti

Fellow in Economics, Trinity College, Cambridge

Co-Founder and Director of Open Book Publishers





This webinar will increase your understanding of the opportunities provided to HSS scholars by Open Access publication and the approaches scholars, academic societies or HE bodies may take to adopt and develop Open Access publishing initiatives.


Subject level and previous knowledge required:

No specific previous knowledge of Open Access issues is required, however familiarity with the HSS research environment will be assumed.



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