Academic Studies Press participates in Knowledge Unlatched 2020 Pledging Round for Open Access

Academic Studies Press is pleased to announce the inclusion of several of its titles in the new 2020 pledging round of Knowledge Unlatched. 

“Open Access has grown to be an important part of Academic Studies Press’s commitment towards the academic community”, says Matthew Charlton, Sales, Marketing, & Open Access Manager at Academic Studies Press. “We have committed nine titles to this year’s pledging round, including important works in Film and Media, Gender Studies, History, and Politics and International Studies. We’re looking forward to broad support from the global library community to help increase discoverability of these titles and to democratize research.”

“Open Access only works if it is sustainable in the long term,” says Dr. Sven Fund, Managing Director at Knowledge Unlatched. “Together with our publishing partners such as Academic Studies Press, our mission remains to make the transformation to Open Access as easy and smooth as possible.”

Thanks to Knowledge Unlatched’s initiatives more than 1,700 books and 40 journals have already been published Open Access with the financial support of more than 600 libraries in 36 countries. 

About Academic Studies Press

Academic Studies Press is a scholarly publisher devoted to advancing knowledge and understanding in the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on Jewish Studies and Slavic Studies. Through its outstanding, opinion-leading authors and series editors, ASP continuously strives to enhance understanding through monographs and critical companions, improve the accessibility of classic works through translations, and inspire dialogue through scholarly commentaries. ASP champions innovative ideas and new, creative interpretations. To date, their Open Access initiative, ASP Open, includes over 70 freely available publications.

About Knowledge Unlatched

Knowledge Unlatched is committed to Open Access (OA) to academic content for readers and researchers around the world. Its online platform is the central point of contact for libraries worldwide to support Open Access models, book and journal collections from leading publishing houses and various OA initiatives. 


Matthew Charlton
Sales, Marketing, & Open Access Manager