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De Gruyter’s Open Access winter webinar for emerging academic authors

Join De Gruyter’s editors and experts on 11th December as they explain what it takes to publish a book in OA and share their insights into the editorial process, funding and promotion strategies that turn a submitted manuscript into a well-cited open access book. This webinar is designed to help authors understand the OA conundrum and to equip them with the knowledge needed to effectively publish a book in open access.


Publishing Open Access books. Authors perspective.


  • OA Books - Why OA for Books? Citation, downloads and global reach
  • Book Funding: Where to find it?
  • Fast Track to Publishing: OA Publishing Times
  • Open Access Book: How to make sure the title is visible, discovered and cited?
  • Directory of Open Access Books: Why it matters for a book to be rapidly indexed?



  • 11 december 2018, 15.00 CET – 16.00 CET



  • Join with webex: Tuesday 3:00 pm | 1 hour | (UTC+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
  • Meeting number: 141 273 326
  • Password: JKxAbEWM
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Eelco Ferwerda

Eelco Ferwerda is director of OAPEN. He has been active in the area of open access for monographs since 2008, when he started managing OAPEN as EU co-funded project with six European university presses. He is a member of board of directors of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and the co-founder of the Association of European University Presses (AEUP, 2010). In 2012 he launched the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB).

Emily Poznanski

Emily Poznanski has worked in open access publishing for over seven years. Her current role as Director Strategy at De Gruyter includes developing the sustainable growth of open access books and the transition from subscription to open access for journals as well as new product launches.

Maria Zucker

With more than 5 years of editorial experience at De Gruyter, Maria Zucker has managed the publication process for numerous Open Access books. She has been in charge of applying for OA funding and responsible for founding new Open Access books’ series with global researchers.

Maria Hrynkiewicz

Previously to joining De Gruyter Maria Hrynkiewicz has worked as a journalist and in online PR for heavyweight international accounts in Berlin and in London. She believes, individual book promotion is essential when publishing OA book and, over the last seven years at De Gruyter she’s developed the tactics to reach all audiences potentially interested in a given book.



The webinar is free

Capacity – 50 attendees

Register now at openaccess [at] degruyter.com and do not miss out on this unique opportunity to learn first-hand on how OA book publishing works.