The HIRMEOS project (High Integration of Research Monographs in the European Open Science infrastructure), a project of the OPERAS research infrastructure ( is organizing a workshop at the ELPUB conference in Marseille on 2 June on the topic of „shaping new ways to open the book”.

We would like to invite early-career researchers to discuss their experiences and needs concerning Open Access monographs and to submit an abstract (500 words) before 15 April 2019 on one of the following topics:

. Topic 1: Not yet available services and tools which could increase the interest in publishing monographs in Open Access.

. Topic 2: Experiences with funding Open Access publications.

. Topic 3: Relevant aspects in choosing a publisher for the publication of a scholarly monograph.

. Topic 4: Publication’s reputation and certification of scientific quality.

. Topic 5: Role of Open Access metrics and alternative metrics data concerning monographs in the development of an academic career.

. Topic 6: Different strategies to increase the resonance of a monograph, expand the audience, create new communities and communicate with them.

Invited speakers will receive a travel grant.

More information:

You are kindly invited to spread our call for proposals among your academic networks.

dr Maciej Maryl
Kierownik Centrum Humanistyki Cyfrowej
Instytut Badań Literackich PAN 

[Director of the Digital Humanities Centre
Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences]

Nowy Świat 72 
00-330 Warszawa