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In keeping with Athabasca University’s mission of overcoming barriers to education, AU Press is committed to the open access dissemination of scholarship. “Open-access literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions” (Suber, 2007). While AU Press publications are freely readable on our website, print versions are also available for sale.

From an academic author’s point of view, open access publication is compatible with traditional scholarly publication. It includes peer review, print, preservation, impact, and career advancement, and does not preclude material gain. AU Press books will be sold to libraries through electronic aggregators, who do pay royalties. Putting a scholar’s book on the web to be read for free increases both sales and citation impact. As well, many AU Press books are accompanied on our website by “podcast” interviews with their authors or editors—an innovative promotional tool.

Editors at AU Press work with emerging writers and researchers to promote success in scholarly publishing for traditionally underrepresented populations.

Scholars are invited to submit prospectuses to AU Press, c/o Walter Hildebrandt, Director. *

Thanks to everyone behind Athabasca University Press not only for publishing a pile of OA monographs, but for showing that this can be done and for helping the Public Knowledge Project develop Open Monograph Press, a tool that will help others follow this path.

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