Published 7 September 2020

What are the differences between an open access and non-open access book?

Where a non-open access book typically assigns most, if not all, copyright to a publisher, an open access book usually takes a Creative Commons licence (CC) which permits authors to retain copyright, whilst allowing readers to redistribute, re-use and adapt the content in new works under the terms of whichever licence is applied.

Other fundamental differences between open access books and non-open access books include availability, cost and format.

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The difference between open access and non-open access books

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