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OA Program Starts at Palgrave Macmillan
Palgrave Macmillan published its first open access (OA) monograph, Fungal Disease in Britain and the United States 1850–2000, with funds from the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation that focuses on human and animal health.
This first comprehensive history of fungal infections is freely available online as an ebook under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY) from Palgrave Macmillan’s website and from other ebookstores such as Amazon. The print version is available on demand.
Authors Aya Homei and Michael Worboys are professors at the University of Manchester. “Fungal infections are the great neglected diseases of medical history,” according to Worboys, director of the university’s Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. “We hope that through making our book open access, and available for free to a wider audience, we will bring attention to this class of infectious diseases.”
Sam Burridge, managing director at Palgrave Macmillan, hopes “it will be the first of many open access monographs” for the publisher.
Source: Palgrave Macmillan
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