Six weeks ago we officially launched Kısmet Press; an Open Access publishing house which does not rely on charging its authors and which is run as a social good, not for profit.
The response has been overwhelmingly positive, and we’d like to thank everyone who has offered their support so far; providing advice and encouragement, volunteering their time, skills and expertise, joining our advisory board, and, of course, agreeing to publish their work with us.
Today we’ve taken a great step forward and are excited to announce that we have launched the Forthcoming Titles page on our website. Many of the works we’ve announced are for our Epitomes series, which we’ll be publishing in the first half of 2016. The Epitomes are designed to provide short, accessible introductions to cutting edge scholarship in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; from surveys of whole disciplines to detailed studies of specific authors, events and methodologies, and everything in between. Crucially, all will be freely accessible online from the day they are published.
But there’s more to come. Over the coming weeks and months we’ll be announcing more forthcoming Epitomes, as well as translations, collected articles and research monographs from our main series. We’ll also be launching four new series, encompassing comparative literature, literary theory and modern design, as well as a series of polemics considering key scholarly issues without the inhibitions of academic form and style. If you’d like to keep track of these developments, you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Academia.edu and, of course, our website.
We very much hope that Kısmet will continue to develop in collaboration with our authors and readers, so if you would like to get involved we would love to hear from you. Do you have any ideas for series, publications or possible collaborations? Should we host a forum for relevant themes and topics? Or use collaborative writing tools for writing, editing or reviewing publications? If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, get in touch!