OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit

The OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit covers specific topics related to open access books. Each article offers a quick and brief introduction to a particular aspect of open access book publishing. The toolkit also serves as a signposting tool: articles include a list of sources referenced, further reading and links to definitions of key terms.

For authors
This toolkit aims to help book authors to better understand open access book publishing and to increase trust in open access books. You will be able to find relevant articles on open access book publishing following the research lifecycle, by browsing frequently asked questions or by searching with keywords.



MiKTeX (pronounced mick-tech) is an up-to-date implementation of TeX/LaTeX and related programs.

TeX is a typesetting system written by Donald Ervin Knuth who says that it is intended for the creation of beautiful books – and especially for books that contain a lot of mathematics.

It is very easy to install MiKTeX on Windows. The MiKTeX Setup Wizard guides you through the installation process. You don’t have to be a computer expert. On a Mac, you can use the Drag’n’Drop installer to install MiKTeX.

A complete set of additions (programs, styles, fonts, …) are available to help you typeset your documents.