Organisation

The OAPEN Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation based in the Netherlands, with its registered office at the National Library in The Hague. OAPEN is dedicated to open access, peer-reviewed books. OAPEN operates two platforms: the OAPEN Library - a central repository for hosting and disseminating OA books - and, in cooperation with OpenEdition, the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) - a discovery service for OA books. We work with publishers to build a quality-controlled collection of open access books, and provide services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of dissemination, quality assurance and digital preservation.

OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) was developed as a 30-month targeted project co-funded by the EU in its eContentplus-program (2008-2010). The goal of the project was to achieve a sustainable publication model for academic books in humanities and social sciences and to improve the visibility and usability of high quality academic research in Europe. After the close of the project, OAPEN continued its activities as a foundation.

OAPEN Foundation was established by the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the University of Leiden (UL), the University library of Utrecht University (UU), the Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW), the National Library of the Netherlands (KB) and Amsterdam University Press (AUP).

Mission

OAPEN’s goals are:

  • to build a branded collection of open access peer-reviewed titles;
  • to increase the visibility and retrievability of high-quality publications;
  • to promote open access book publishing.

Board

The Board of Directors consists of the following members:

  • Bas Savenije (chair)
  • Kurt De Belder (secretary) – Leiden University
  • Antia Wiersma – Royal Netherlands Academiy of Arts and Sciences

Annual Reports

Introduction

The OAPEN Foundation is dedicated to open access publishing of academic books. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of open access books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences, and provides services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of dissemination, quality assurance and digital preservation.

OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) was developed as a 30-month targeted project co-funded by the EU in its eContentplus-program. The goal of the project was to achieve a sustainable publication model for academic books in humanities and social sciences and to improve the visibility and usability of high quality aca-demic research in Europe.

Annual reports for: