Amsterdam University Press and the LeidenAsiaCentre sign new Open Access subsidy agreement
An agreement between Amsterdam University Press and the LeidenAsiaCentre will bring two new publications to AUP’s Asian Studies programme each year. With support from the LeidenAsiaCentre, the Netherlands’ expertise centre for socially relevant and applicable research on modern East Asia, these titles will immediately be made available under AUP’s Gold Open Access scheme.
The first volume published under this subsidy is Consuming Life in Post-Bubble Japan. A Transdisciplinary Perspective, edited by Katarzyna J. Cwiertka and Ewa Machotka (January 2018). This multidisciplinary book analyses the contradictory coexistence of consumerism and environmentalism in contemporary Japan.
Saskia Gieling, senior commissioning editor for Asian Studies, has commented that
“This generous support from the LeidenAsiaCentre helps our authors to have an increase in the visibility and usage of their work. Indeed, it enables more researchers to read these publications, including those who would otherwise not be able to access that information.”
Scholars who would like to apply for this initiative can do so by sending a book proposal to Amsterdam University Press. Decisions on publications will be made jointly by the LeidenAsiaCentre and the AUP board based on the criteria below.
Criteria for Open Access subsidy applications from the Leiden Asia Centre:
- The publication should correspond to the research agenda and core themes of the Leiden Asia Centre (LAC). These can be found on LAC’s website: http://leidenasiacentre.nl/en/
- Authors should indicate how the publication will contribute to the mission of LAC: making research available to a larger audience
- Titles will be published by Amsterdam University Press (AUP), therefore the publication should correspond to one of the themes of the Asian Studies programme of AUP. Please refer to AUP’s series: https://www.aup.nl/en/academic/discipline/asian-studies/series
- The application should be submitted on an AUP book proposal form, which can be downloaded from our online author guide: https://www.aup.nl/en/publish/author-guidance
- Publications within one of the three IIAS book series are not eligible: https://iias.asia/publications
Contact Senior Commissioning editor Asian Studies Saskia Gieling for more information.