Niels Stern

  • OAPEN Foundation

Niels Stern is the director of OAPEN. He began his career in scholarly book publishing in 2003 with an emphasis on digital publishing. In this capacity he became a co-founder of the OAPEN project in 2008. Moving on to the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2011 as head of publishing, he created a Nordic open access policy and publication repository. Since 2014 Niels Stern has acted as independent expert for the European Commission on open science and e-infrastructures. In 2017 he joined the Royal Danish Library as head of department, managing license portfolios for five universities and serving as chief negotiator for the national license consortium.

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6466-9748


  • Developing a peer review information service for monographs

    The Peer Review Information Service for Monographs (PRISM) is offered to publishers who have registered with the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and is provided by DOAB Foundation on behalf of the OPERAS community. PRISM is currently operating in beta phase and will move into production in the second half of 2022. PRISM provides […]

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