OA Progress

Now that Opening the Future at CEU Press is fully functional and gaining library support, our members need to know what our plans are for releasing new OA frontlist books. We have already published 10 titles, all fully funded by the programme, with further books planned in the production pipeline as further OtF funding accrues. Details on all of those are below and you can click on the 'More Info' buttons for more details on each book, including how to buy in print. The OA versions are all listed on DOAB and are freely available to download from OAPEN, Project Muse, the ORL, and JSTOR.

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Tomasz Kamusella, Words in Space and Time: Historical Atlas of Language Politics in Modern Central Europe
Published December 2021 (online OA & print)


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Jekatyerina Dunajeva, Constructing Identities over Time: “Bad Gypsies” and “Good Roma” in Russia and Hungary
Published December 2021 (online OA & print)


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Dagnosław Demski & Dominika Czarnecka (eds), Staged Otherness: Ethnic Shows in Central and Eastern Europe, 1850–1939
Published January 2022 (online OA & print)


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Georgiy Kasianov, Memory Crash: Politics of History In and Around Ukraine, 1980s-2010s
Published February 2022 (online OA & print)


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Tibor Valuch, Everyday Life under Communism and After: Consumption and Lifestyle in Hungary, 1945–2000
Published March 2022 (online OA & print)


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R. Eugene Parta, Under the Radar: Tracking Western Radio Listeners in the Soviet Union
Published Fall 2022 (online OA & print)


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Robert J. Abbott, Policemen of the Tsar: Local Police in an Age of Upheaval
Published Sept 2022 (online OA & print)


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Joseph Malherek, Free-Market Socialists: European Émigrés Who Made Capitalist Culture in America, 1918–1968
Published Sept 2022 (online OA & print)


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Jenő Szűcs (author), Gábor Klaniczay, Balázs Trencsényi, Gábor Gyáni (eds.), The Historical Construction of National Consciousness: Selected Writings
Published Fall 2022 (online OA & print)


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András Bozóki, Rolling Transition and the Role of Intellectuals: The Case of Hungary
Published Fall 2022 (online OA & print)



Library feedback

Avoiding double-dipping

All new frontlist titles are at first planned as traditionally-sold ‘closed’ books. But as soon as we have accrued enough library support to fund a book, we change the metadata before any sales are made and our distributors move the book to an OA status. This happens well before the book is published: so far, we’ve estimated between 2-3 months.

Please note that GOBI now indicates if a book is available OA and does so as soon as our metadata is changed to OA status. You are still able to purchase print or digital editions as usual.

Incorporating feedback

We welcome your views on how long this lead time should be for you, or any other thoughts and suggestions. This is still a very new programme and we’re working hard to make sure it is efficient for our library partners.


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