In response to increasing challenges to both the financial model and the distribution model for traditional monographs, the University of California Press developed and launched a new open access monograph program, Luminos, in 2015. Now that Luminos is halfway through its second year, this article reviews the program's progress in addressing its three core goals: developing a more sustainable financial model, improving access and impact, and providing a digital space with multimedia capabilities for monographs.
Opening the Monograph: Lessons from Luminos
alison mudditt is currently CEO at PLOS (the Public Library of Science), and was Director of the University of California Press from 2011 through June 2017. Prior to assuming that role, she held senior positions at SAGE, Taylor and Francis, and Blackwell Publishing. She is an active participant in current debates in scholarly publishing and communication. The author's ORCID is 0000–0002–7455–4909.