ENABLE! - Mission Statement of the Initiative for Open Access in the Social Sciences and Humanities published

BIELEFELD/GERMANY, 2020-05-25. Libraries, publishers, repositories and the book trade are joining forces to shape the open-access transformation in the social sciences and humanities.

The development of an inclusive open-access culture in the humanities and social sciences is the goal of the community project "ENABLE! Libraries, publishers and authors for open access in the social sciences and humanities". The aim is to bring together all those involved in scientific publishing: Scientists, their universities and research institutes, libraries, professional associations, repositories, publishers, booksellers and service providers. ENABLE! aims to bundle existing local approaches, methods and initiatives and transfer them into a so-called co-publishing model in which all actors work together on an equal footing and jointly implement open access publishing projects.

In a joint mission statement, the ENABLE! community has defined and published its tasks and objectives. The mission statement sees itself as a starting point for a transformative, collaborative publication culture, which perspectively aims to provide free access to valuable scientific content. Among the first signatories are:

  • De Gruyter publishing house
  • Dietmar Dreier GmbH
  • FAU University Press
  • Georg Olms publishing house
  • Information Center for Education, DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education
  • Knowledge Unlatched
  • Lehmanns Media
  • Monika Pohlschmidt (Leibniz Institute for the German Language)
  • Open access repository for the Media Sciences media/rep/
  • peDOCS repository, DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education
  • Publisher Barbara Budrich GmbH
  • Publisher Julius Klinkhardt KG
  • Schüren publishing house
  • SSOAR repository, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
  • transcript publishing house
  • University Library Duisburg-Essen
  • University Library Münster
  • Waxmann publishing house
  • wbg
  • wbv Publication (wbv Media GmbH & Co. KG)

By signing this mission statement, everyone has the opportunity to commit to the goals set out in it and to say yes to joint activities that advance the open-access transformation in the humanities and social sciences in a community-based and discipline-oriented manner.

Mission Statement

You too can become part of the open-access community for the humanities and social sciences!