Last volume of the Wageningen UR Frontis Series

Published on
July 13, 2008

Volume 25: "Economics of poverty, environment and natural-resource use" is the last volume in the Wageningen UR Frontis Series. This volume brings to an end not only a nice and substantively good series but also a unique collaboration between the Wageningen UR Library and Springer (formerly Kluwer).

Frontis organised workshops for Wageningen UR that focused on interdisciplinary knowledge exchange. The proceedings from these workshops have been published on the internet by the Library and are free. Springer (formerly Kluwer) was responsible for the paper edition. From this collaboration, researchers got the best of both worlds: a fast, open access to their results on the internet and prestige through a classic publisher. Apart from this, it is unique that the writers only transferred a part of their copyright to Springer and the Library. The authors retain all their rights for non-commercial use of their publications.

The Library uses the Wageningen UR publication system for free publications on the internet (Open Access). This publication system is based on OJS software (Open Journal Systems), which is suitable for the publication of journals, books and online proceedings. The system is 'hosted' by the Library.

All volumes of the Wageningen UR Frontis Series have been entered in the Wageningen Catalogue. There is also a complete overview of the volumes where you can download volume chapters from the series. Of course, there is also a paper edition.

    (newsletter 2-2008)