Speaking about the project, Sam Burridge, Managing Director, Palgrave Macmillan, comments, "Palgrave Open is a timely and exciting initiative for the Humanities and Social Sciences, a community that has not hitherto found itself significantly involved with open access models. Palgrave Macmillan is taking the lead in responding to the community's request for an alternative publishing model to sit alongside traditional methods. It is important that we are at the forefront of exploring sustainable publishing solutions for our authors and the academic community."
Palgrave Macmillan plan to expand this OA offering in 2013 with the launch of a fully open access journal, accepting articles from across the Humanities and Social Sciences.
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