Call for submissions for the Brill/IFLA Open Access award

The IFLA/Brill Open Access award is created to reward initiatives that facilitate and/or promote Open Access Scholarly Monographs in the humanities or social sciences. This is in line with IFLA’s stated position on Open Access, which aims to promote open access across its membership. This is also in line with Brill’s open access policy. “Open Access” in the context of this award refers to any structural publication model, where the reader does not have to pay a fee to access the leading version of a monograph and where the content is made available without embargo.

The award will be given to the person/institute behind the initiative in recognition of outstanding work and effort in facilitating, promoting, advocating, raising awareness in regard to and/or disseminating Open Access Scholarly Monographs published with an open license.

The prize consists of:

  • Cash prize (€ 1000)
  • IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2013 registration (€ 500)
  • Travel to and accommodation to the IFLA WLIC in Singapore (up to a maximum of € 1500)
  • The winner will be invited to attend Singapore in person, or may identify a person to collect the prize on their behalf.
  • The winner is responsible for registering for the congress, and booking own travel and accommodation. Reimbursement of costs will be arranged between the winner and the Brill/IFLA contact persons.

The following groups are eligible:

  • Initiatives that facilitate and/or promote Open Access scholarly monographs such as projects or organisations
  • Individuals who have authored, facilitated or promoted Open Access scholarly monographs

More on the application procedure

Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2013

Decision communicated to winner on: 31 May 2013

Applications to be sent to:  stuart.hamilton@ifla.org

Chipo Msengezi      ITOCA

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