Welcome to Open Book Publishers
- 54 books published
- Over 220,000 book visits
Readers from 188 countries
400 readers per title every month
Publishing Platform for Universities
- Library Membership Scheme: over 50 libraries have joined!
We are a Social Enterprise run by scholars who are committed to making high-quality research available to readers around the world. We publish monographs and textbooks in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and offer the academic excellence of a traditional press, with the speed, convenience and accessibility of digital publishing. All our books are available to read for free online. We also publish bespoke Series for Universities and Research Centers and invite librarians to further Open Access publishing by joining our Membership Scheme.
The winner of the new 2013 IFLA/Brill Open Access award for initiatives in open access monograph publishing. IFLA (The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) and Brill jury were impressed by Open Book Publishers' serious effort to publish high quality monographs on an open access basis. The Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP) blue ribbon panel of industry experts selected OBP to be one of seven high-impact open access organizations, among journal publishers and content providers.
We are a nonprofit independent publisher with no institutional backing. Open Book relies on sales and donations to continue publishing high-quality and free to read titles. We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Polonsky Foundation, the Thriplow Charitable Trust and the Jessica E. Smith and Kevin R. Brine Charitable Trust.