OA Progress

Now that Opening the Future at Liverpool University Press is fully functional and gaining library support, our members need to know what our plans are for releasing new OA frontlist books. As of mid-May 2022 we have reached our target for the first 2 books, all fully funded by the library membership scheme, with the next 5 earmarked for OA publication when we hit the threshold to produce them. Details on each monograph can be found below, and the book pages on the Liverpool University Press website will show their OA status when they are published.

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Peter J. Watson, Football and Nation Building in Colombia (2010-2018): The Only Thing That Unites Us
Due out: mid 2022 (Liverpool Latin American Studies)


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Daniel F. Silva, Empire Found: Racial Identities and Coloniality in Twenty-First Century Portuguese Popular Cultures
Due out: mid 2022 (Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures)


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Mariano M. Schlez, The Woodbine Parish Report on the Revolutions in South America (1822): The Foreign Office and Early British Intelligence on Latin America
Due out AW22/SS23 (Liverpool Latin American Studies)


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Thomas K. Lindner, A City Against Empire: Transnational Anti-Imperialism in Mexico City, 1920-30
Due out AW22/SS23 (Liverpool Latin American Studies)


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Lamonte Aidoo, Daniel Silva and Anna Tybinko, Migrant Frontiers: Race and Mobility in the Luso-Hispanic World
Due out AW22/SS23 (Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures)


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María Chouza-Calo, Esther Fernández and Jonathan Thacker , The Unsafe Stage: Daring Adaptations, Creative Failures and Experimental Performances in Iberian Theatre
Due out AW22/SS23 (Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures)


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Dean Allbritton, Feeling Sick: The Early Years of AIDS in Spain
Due out AW22/SS23 (Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures)



Library feedback

Avoiding double-dipping

All new frontlist titles are at first planned as traditionally-sold ‘closed’ books. But as soon as we have accrued enough library support to fund a book, we change the metadata before any sales are made and our distributors move the book to an OA status. This happens well before the book is published: so far, we’ve estimated between 2-3 months.

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