“When researching an article or writing a book, to know that it will be available worldwide via open access is a great incentive. It compensates for one’s efforts in ways as stimulating as peer recognition and can be even more satisfying than royalties.” – Em.¬†Professor Thomas Elsaesser, FBA, University of Amsterdam.

 

About the Author Jeroen Sondervan

Jeroen has over 10 years of experience working in scholarly publishing. After studying Media & Information Management at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) and Media & Culture at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) he initially started as a book publisher. He has been a commissioning editor for Amsterdam University Press from 2007 until 2016. For over 8 years he has been working on open access journals and monographs, specifically in the fields of film and media studies. He is an active participant in the national (Netherlands) and international open access movements. He is member of the Knowledge Exchange Open Access Group and editor of the national platform www.openaccess.nl. Twitter: @Jeroenson