SUBSCRIBE TO OPEN
Practical Action publishing puts transformative knowledge into the hands of people who need it most. We are proud to announce that we will be making Waterlines and Enterprise Development & Microfinance journals free for everyone to access by January 2022, through a Subscribe to Open (S2O) model.
We are delighted to be part of this exciting movement across the scholarly publishing landscape towards the opening of content, particularly for authors and readers working in limited-resource contexts. It is also propelled by the increasingly urgent stipulations from institutions, research funders and donors that all outputs from funded research be available open access.
How does the S2O process work?
We will look to our global community of current and new subscribers to Waterlines and EDM — institutions, organisations and individuals — to subscribe or renew at a reduced subscription price. This will enable all journal content to be published Open Access, and subscribers will benefit from free access to all previous volumes for the last five years.
What are the advantages? Watch our short video to find out more
How can you get involved?
Knowledge, innovation and collaboration go hand in hand for bringing about positive change
With Open Access, everyone benefits – especially the change-makers in local communities who need access to relevant solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Open Access resources allow us to share what works with others, so many more people can change their worlds. The articles can be translated freely, shared and engaged with even in the most remote corners of the globe.
By supporting the S2O model, and subscribing to our journals, you can offer an opportunity to support researchers and practitioners from lower-resourced contexts or fields, where paying APCs is less (or not at all) feasible.
We hope one of the following options will appeal to you, as together, we share technical expertise and the latest development perspectives with communities around the world!
To subscribe, either as an individual or as an institution, please get in touch - email us today!
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