Our quality standards

DeutschQuality standards for Open Access monographs and edited volumes

The scholarly publishers from Germany, Austria and Italy organised in the AG Universitätsverlage publish about 1000 new publications per year according to high standards, well over half of them in Open Access.

The cooperative has already developed “Quality Standards for Open Access Monographs and Edited Volumes” in 2018, setting standards for OA monographs that go beyond the description of the status quo. The quality criteria are aimed both at the members of the working group and at commercial book publishers whose OA publications are supported by public funds (OA monograph fund). A revised and expanded version was published in 2022 and presented and discussed by Dagmar Schobert and Margo Bargheer at the Open Access Days in Bern (2022) (slides).

Version 2 (2022)

Version 1 (2018)



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