Open Access

Open Access and Creative Commons

All bu,press publications – apart from most publications of the Faculty of Design, the Master Casaclima publications as well as the Ladin elementary grammar textbooks – are freely accessible and usable in accordance with the CC BY SA license.



OAPEN is an online library and publication platform of peer-reviewed open access books. OAPEN enhances dissemination and visibility of scientific publications. The OAPEN Library is recommended by the ERC Scientific Council as repository for monographs and book chapters and other long-text publications. bu,press publications complying with the quality requirements are included in the OAPEN Library.

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The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a discovery service for open access books. DOAB provides a searchable index to peer-reviewed monographs and edited collections published under an open access licence, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher’s website or repository.

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