Friday 26 June 2015

ASM working on open access microbiology book

Rice University-based publisher OpenStax College and the American Society for Microbiology Press have announced they are teaming up to produce Microbiology, a new introductory-level textbook due for release in spring 2016 that will be free online and low-cost in print.

The collaborative publishing agreement -- the first for each partner -- will produce a peer-reviewed, open-copyright textbook. More than 300,000 U.S. college students take an introductory microbiology course for allied health majors each year, and the new book could save them an estimated $30 million over the next four years, according to Richard Baraniuk, the founder and director of OpenStax College and Rice's Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

For further details see: Houston News

Posted by Tim Sandle

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