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The Central European University Press (CEUP) announces that it is transitioning to an open access (OA) monograph programme through its new library subscription membership initiative, Opening the Future. CEUP will provide access to portions of their highly-regarded backlist and use the revenue from members’ subscriptions to allow the frontlist to be OA from the date of publication. The Press is working with the Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) project. Project MUSE will serve as hosting platform for the subscription packages and new OA titles.
More than 36,000 ebooks from Project MUSE, focused on humanities and social sciences, are now available for title-by-title purchase in the OASIS platform. MUSE books are all digital rights management (DRM)-free, with unlimited simultaneous usage and no download, print, or copy/paste restrictions.