Last month I added a post about HEFCE’s plans to launch a new project to investigate the issues regarding open access publishing of monographs and other long-form scholarly works (Open access and monographs – a new HEFCE project). HEFCE have now confirmed that this project has started and is being undertaken in partnership with the AHRC and the ESRC. It aims to identify and draw together a body of evidence concerning monographs and open access publishing and is expected to run until mid-2014.
You can read the full report here: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/newsarchive/2014/news85292.html
You can access all of the project documentation here: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/rsrch/rinfrastruct/oa/monographs/
Further updates from the group will be posted over the coming months.