Language Science Press and Knowledge Unlatched announce the second financing round for Open Access books in linguistics

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Successful model to be continued for an additional three years

Berlin, October 14th, 2019 : After the successful three-year Open Access publishing model, Language Science Press, the leading initiative for Open Access (OA) books in linguistics, and Knowledge Unlatched (KU) will extend their partnership for three more years to publish more monographs and anthologies in linguistics free of charge, starting in 2020.

With the financial support of more than 100 libraries worldwide, this cooperation, which has been in place since 2017, has already made 100 books in the field of linguistics Open Access.

"Our publication model, supported by the academic community, is not only faster and cheaper than traditional publishers, but it also produces higher quality books," says Dr. Sebastian Nordhoff, Managing Director of Language Science Press. "We are very pleased that Knowledge Unlatched is taking over the administrative handling of the financing so that we can concentrate on the content.”

"The continuation of our cooperation for another financing round of three years proves that Open Access as a publishing model can be sustainable without author fees," says Philipp Hess, Head of Publisher Relations at KU. "We look forward to extending this model beyond 2020."

About Language Science Press: Language Science Press is a community-driven publisher of Open Access books in linguistics. Since 2014, more than 100 books have been published in domains ranging from laboratory phonology to computational models of language evolution.

About Knowledge Unlatched (KU): KU offers every reader worldwide free access to scholarly content. The KU platform and services enable libraries worldwide to centralize their support for Open Access models and initiatives from leading publishers.

Language Science Press:
Dr. Sebastian Nordhoff
Managing Director
Mail to Sebastian Nordhoff

Knowledge Unlatched:
Philipp Hess
Head of Publisher Relations and Communications
Mail to Philipp Hess