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Call for Content: The Academic Book of the Future (BOOC)

8 December 2015

The AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project invites submissions for its BOOC (Book as Open Online Content), which will capture and publish outputs of the research project. The content will be published as a ‘live’ book on an innovative, online and open platform hosted by UCL Press.

Authors are welcome to discuss any aspect of academic publishing and its future; for example, peer review, the role of the editor, the academic bookshop of the future, copyright, libraries, open access, digital publishing and technology. Suitable content will undergo peer review before being published.

Formats may include, but are not limited to, videos, blogs, podcasts, short monographs and articles, and authors are invited from all areas of the academic publishing and bookselling communities. The BOOC will be launched in spring 2016 and new content will be added throughout the year.

Please email abstracts (500 word max.) to Dr Sam Rayner (s.rayner@ucl.ac.uk), Principal Investigator of the Academic Book of the Future Project, and Rebecca Lyons (rebecca.lyons@ucl.ac.uk)  outlining your proposed content.