Angry publishers debate OA monographs at IPG

Angry publishers debate OA monographs at IPG

Angry academic publishers held an emergency meeting at the IPG spring conference yesterday (8th March) to debate the Higher Education Council for England's plan to demand that monographs be published Open Access to qualify for the 2027 Research Excellence Framework, or REF.

HEFCE's head of policy Steven Hill answers questions on the controversial plan in an in-depth interview in this week's issue of The Bookseller.

At the IPG meeting, scheduled at short notice, Peter Clifford of Boydell & Brewer warned of the policy's dangers to scholarly output. "We work a lot with early career academics...

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