How can we ensure Quality in Peer Review? #PeerRevWk19

The peer review process is the backbone of academic publishing and the most important vehicle for quality assurance of published material. Stockholm University Press Peer Review Policies By Christina Lenz and Sofie Wennstrom, Managing Editors at Stockholm University Press Quality in peer review This year’s peer review week is about quality. There are many stakeholders … More How can we ensure Quality in Peer Review? #PeerRevWk19

What became of Stockholm’s children of 1953 in later life? #oabooks #OA

George Miller talks to Sten-Åke Stenberg in the podcast The hedgehog & the fox, about the monograph Born in 1953: The story about a post-war Swedish cohort. ‘Sweden was a country in which everything seemed to be changing for the better, a country on its way to becoming modern.’ (Sten-Åke Stenberg)     “This is … More What became of Stockholm’s children of 1953 in later life? #oabooks #OA

You can’t buy me… – the value of a year from a non-profit university press perspective

The Stockholm University Press team has in the past year seen the result of the hard work of authors and editors, which meant that we could publish nine books in three languages, with topics spanning from the performing arts to the art of teaching. We now have a total of 22 books published, and this … More You can’t buy me… – the value of a year from a non-profit university press perspective

Publishing as a package deal – How a small press can address the digital challenge

Collaboration is the key to success for smaller publishers. This time of year calls for a look in the rearview mirror to see what the result of all our collaboration is. What did it mean for us to participate, network and share knowledge with our colleagues in organisations such as OASPA, AEUP, ALPSP, OPERAS, and … More Publishing as a package deal – How a small press can address the digital challenge

Open Access Week 2018 – reflections from #COASP10 – the open access movement lives

10th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (University of Vienna, Austria) By Christina Lenz, Managing Editor of books at Stockholm University Press I did not have any expectations going to my first COASP in Riga 2013. I was new at Stockholm University Library, and to the business of open access publishing. I came to Stockholm … More Open Access Week 2018 – reflections from #COASP10 – the open access movement lives

European University Presses discussions on “Keeping up with the standards” #AEUP18 #oabooks #universitypresses #peerreview #publishingstandards

By Christina Lenz, Managing Editor of Books at Stockholm University Press and Secretary in the AEUP board The workshop “Keeping up with the standards” was held in Riga 5-6 June 2018, by the Association of European University Presses (AEUP). The host was RTU Press (Riga Technical University Press). Participants, a total of 28, came from many … More European University Presses discussions on “Keeping up with the standards” #AEUP18 #oabooks #universitypresses #peerreview #publishingstandards

Stockholm University battles sky rocketing OA publishing costs

We all know that universities all around the world pay the most prestigious publishers to be able to read and to publish their researchers’ work. The University Libraries’ budgets are battling with the sky rocketing publishing costs, paid by public funds (taxpayers), to make research accessible for students, researchers and the society as a whole. … More Stockholm University battles sky rocketing OA publishing costs