OA Impact on Print Book Sales

AUPresses received a Level 1 Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to study the effect of offering a free-to-read Open Access (OA) edition of a book on print sales.

Co-principal investigators John Sherer (University of North Carolina Press) and Erich van Rijn (University of California Press) were joined by research consultants at Ithaka S+R and project staff at AUPresses to undertake this study over 2022-2023. The team gathered data from 26 member presses on 976 OA book titles.

Report: “Print Revenues and Open Access Monographs: A University Press Study,” Ithaka S+R and AUPresses.

Data set: Download an Excel file at Humanities Commons.

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