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Path to Open

Syracuse University Press is excited to announce our participation in Path to Open, a groundbreaking collaboration between university presses, libraries, and JSTOR, to promote sustainable open access publishing of high-quality scholarly ebooks and increasing meaningful engagement with them.

Through the program, we’ll be publishing new books in the humanities and social sciences each year that will be available to a growing group of Path to Open libraries for three years and then become open access to anyone, anywhere. Our books will be among 300 new titles added to the collection from an array of university presses. This community-supported funding model will assist libraries’ efforts to increase cultural diversity in their holdings, reduce the financial risk of open access publishing for small and medium university presses like ours, help our authors reach a global audience, and advance equity of access to underserved researchers around the world.

We’re confident that removing barriers to access can significantly boost the readership and impact of our authors’ books. In fact, ebooks on JSTOR have already been used more than 43 million times in every country in the world. They have reached nearly 12,000 institutions, some of which might not be able to afford these texts, including high schools and community colleges.

The following Syracuse University Press authors and their books will embark on the Path to Open this year:

Please join us in celebrating this remarkable achievement, and check out the titles–ours as well as those from other small and medium university presses–as soon as they become available. Happy reading!