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Welcome to Open Book Publishers

We are the leading independent Open Access publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the UK: we're not-for-profit, run by scholars, and committed to making high-quality research freely available to readers around the world. Access all our books online or download them for free, with no Book Processing Charges (BPCs) for authors.

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Latest Titles

Greening Europe: 2022 European Public Investment Outlook - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology

Greening Europe: 2022 European Public Investment Outlook

  • Floriana Cerniglia
  • Francesco Saraceno
Music in Evolution and Evolution in Music - cover image
Transforming Conservation: A Practical Guide to Evidence and Decision Making - cover image
William Rimmer: Champion of Imagination in American Art - cover image
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OBP At a Glance

Over 250 titles published

In multiple disciplines, our books are freely available to download and read in various formats.


Over 3 million book interactions

Our books are currently being accessed freely worldwide by over 20,000 readers each month.

Our Reach

Over 200 library members

Supporting our award-winning Open Access book publishing programme.

Library Membership


We are a UK-registered Social Enterprise and Community Interest Company (CIC) run by scholars.

Support Us

No Book Processing Charges (BPCs)

We provide permanent and free access to our books for readers with no Open Access fees for authors.

Business Model

Quality Research

All our books undergo a rigorous peer review process and are carefully selected by our editorial board.

Publishing process


We collaborate with like-minded organisations to develop open infrastructure to publish open access books.

Our Communities

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