Welcome to Open Book Publishers

153 titles published
Over 2 million book visits
Library Membership: 140 libraries have joined!

We are the leading Open Access publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the UK: a not-for-profit Social Enterprise run by scholars who are committed to making high-quality research freely available to readers around the world. We follow a Platinum Open Access model, meaning that all our books are available to read online and download for free with no Book Processing Charges (BPCs). We publish monographs and textbooks in all areas, offering the academic excellence of a traditional press combined with the speed, convenience and accessibility of digital publishing. We also publish bespoke Series for Universities and Research Centers and invite libraries to support Open Access publishing by joining our Membership Programme.

Awards

We have been shortlisted for the 2017 and 2014 WISE Awards, and we are proud to have achieved a 9/10 social impact score in the SE100 Rankings 2019. We won the 2013 IFLA/Brill Open Access award for initiatives in open access monograph publishing and 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.

Partnerships

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Our donors and supporters

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, the Jessica E. Smith and Kevin R. Brine Charitable Trust and The Progress Foundation.