Collective funding models for Open Access books

Join this online event to hear from publishers and libraries to discuss alternatives to the BPC model for open access book publishing

  • 1.5 hours
  • Online
  • Free

This event will be held on

  • 21 June 2023

    • Online
    • 14:00 – 15:30


In August 2021, UKRI launched a new open access policy, which for the first time includes a provision for long-form scholarly works including monographs, book chapters and edited collections published from 1 January 2024. In preparation for policy implementation, Jisc and the Open Access Books Network have come together to hold a series of online events which will focus on different publishing models for Open Access books. This webinar is the first in the series, and in it, three publishers from across the publishing landscape will speak about how they have implemented different types of collective funding model for their open access books, rather than relying on the BPC.



  • Lucy Barnes, Senior editor and outreach coordinator, Open book publishers

Amy Harris, Senior manager, library relations and sales, The MIT press

Anthony Cond, Chief executive officer, Liverpool university press

James Rice, Partner, The white horse press

Audience Q&A

Wrap up, further resources, brief overview of the following session

  • Lucy Barnes, Senior editor and outreach coordinator, Open book publishers


Who should attend

  • Librarians and Scholarly communication managers


For further information, please contact events@jisc.ac.uk.