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Award for Thesis

The physicist Dr. Martin Krenkel has been awarded the dissertation prize 2016 of the University Association of Göttingen.

The thesis is available printed and open access at Universitätsverlag Göttingen.


Article on University Presses in Germany published

Bargheer, Margo; Pabst, Jutta ’Being small is not a fault’: Making sense of the newer generation of German-language university presses. Learned Publishing, Vol. 29, Issue S1 (2016), p. 335-341
Accessible on GoeScholar or directly at Wiley Online Library.

Abstract: International discussion on university presses appears to be dominated by Anglo-American concepts and concerns, passing over many continental European presses that operate in their national contexts. In our article, we provide a case study of German-language university presses that highlights challenges and opportunities when publishing in languages other than English. A common thread across those university presses is their adoption of open access (OA) publishing. OA has become a necessity for them because the combination of publishing niche scholarship and a potential audience limited by linguistic borders serves to create market conditions that are not viable in a conventional model. Consequently, German university presses have adopted OA publishing earlier than many of their English-speaking counterparts and provide a developed example for some of the ongoing transitions highlighted elsewhere.