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We have a wide range of partners to help with dissemination, archiving, print production, and distribution as well as obtaining funding for Book Publication Charges (BPCs). We follow COPE guidelines on ethical publishing behaviour and use iThenticate to check manuscripts for plagiarism. Aldus Press is a member of the STM Association and the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP).

JSTOR is a digital library founded in 1995. Originally containing digitized back issues of academic journals, it now also includes books and other primary sources, and current issues of journals. JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Artstor, Ithaka S+R, and Portico.

The LOCKSS project, under the auspices of Stanford University, is a peer-to-peer network that develops and supports an open source system allowing libraries to collect, preserve and provide their readers with access to material published on the Web. Its main goal is digital preservation. CLOCKSS, or Controlled LOCKSS, is an offshoot of the LOCKSS program. Content is archived at publisher sites and a group of selected libraries (Indiana University, NYPL, and others). The LOCKSS software verifies and updates content within this small network of participants.

The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of open access books, and provides services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of deposit, quality assurance, dissemination, and digital preservation.

Portico provides libraries and publishers with reliable, cost-effective preservation of electronic resources.

iThenticate is the leading provider of professional plagiarism detection and prevention technology used worldwide by scholarly publishers and research institutions to ensure the originality of written work before publication. iThenticate helps editors, authors and researchers prevent misconduct by comparing manuscripts against its database of over 60 billion web pages and 155 million content items, including 49 million works from 800 scholarly publisher participants of Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate software.

Printforce is a specialized partner in the digital production of books, journals, and magazines. They offer soft- and hardbound books – as single copies or in small print runs. Printforce is known for producing the best digitally produced books.

BiblioLabs is a Charleston, SC-based software company that has built BiblioBoard, an end-to-end platform for the creation, curation and distribution of OA materials. They are partnering to improve mobile and browser-based access to a growing library of academic content.

Knowledge Unlatched (KU) was launched by Frances Pinter in 2010. KU makes scholarly content freely available to everyone and contributes to the further development of the Open Access (OA) infrastructure. Its online marketplace provides libraries and institutions worldwide with a central place to support OA collections and models from leading publishing houses and new OA initiatives. KU is well known by its model whereby libraries pledge financial support to make books freely available (unlatch them). Additionally, KU offers various tools and services for stakeholders in the OA community.

The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, helping scholars and students to discover the books. The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer-reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.

ALPSP is  the international trade body for not-for-profit organizations and institutions that publish scholarly and professional content. ALPSP connects, informs, develops and represents the scholarly publishing community.

EBSCO is the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books, and discovery service to libraries of all kinds. EBSCO offers library resources to customers in academic, medical, K–12, public library, law, corporate, and government markets. Its products include EBSCONET, a complete e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost, which supplies a fee-based online research service with 375 full-text databases, a collection of 600,000-plus e-books, subject indexes, point-of-care medical references, and an array of historical digital archives. In 2010, EBSCO introduced its EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) to institutions, which allows searches of a portfolio of journals and magazines.

Unglue.it is a place for individuals and institutions to join together in support of free ebooks. We work together to support authors, publishers, or other rights holders who want their ebooks to be free. We work together to provide durable and effective distribution for ebooks that are free. We support Creative Commons licensing as an enabling tool to “unglue” the ebooks. We are part of the Free Ebook Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization.

STM is the leading global trade association for academic and professional publishers. It has over 150 members in 21 countries who each year collectively publish nearly 66% of all journal articles and tens of thousands of monographs and reference works. STM members include learned societies, university presses, both subscription and open access publishers, new starts and established players.

Peerwith provides a secure peer-to-peer environment where academics connect with researcher service experts from across the world. Connect with international, academic experts on Peerwith to improve the quality of your academic work, speed up the publication process for your papers, and increase your chances of publishing in high-impact journals.

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to define best practice in the ethics of scholarly publishing and to assist editors, publishers, etc. to achieve this. COPE educates and support editors, publishers and those involved in publication ethics with the aim of moving the culture of publishing towards one where ethical practices become the norm, part of the publishing culture. COPE’s approach is firmly in the direction of influencing through education, resources and support of COPE members alongside the fostering of professional debate in the wider community.

WorldCat is a union catalog that itemizes the collections of 17,900 libraries in 123 countries and territories that participate in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) global cooperative. Subscribing member libraries collectively maintain WorldCat’s database, the world’s largest bibliographic database. WorldCat is available free to libraries, but the catalog is the foundation for other subscription  services (such as resource sharing and collection management). WorldCat is used by the general public and by librarians for cataloging and research.