Welcome to Open Book Publishers

We are the leading independent Open Access publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the UK: we're award-winning, 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

Health Care in the Information Society: Volume 2 - From Anarchy of Transition to Programme for Reform - cover image
Health Care in the Information Society: Volume 1 - From Adventure of Ideas to Anarchy of Transition - cover image
Prismatic Jane Eyre: Close-Reading a World Novel Across Languages - cover image
  • Literature: Comparative Literature

Prismatic Jane Eyre: Close-Reading a World Novel Across Languages

  • Matthew Reynolds
  • Andrés Claro
  • Annmarie Drury
  • Mary Frank
  • Paola Gaudio
  • Rebecca Ruth Gould
  • Jernej Habjan
  • Yunte Huang
  • Eugenia Kelbert
  • Ulrich Timme Kragh
  • Abhishek Jain
  • Ida Klitgård
  • Léa Rychen
  • Madli Kütt
  • Ana Teresa Marques dos Santos
  • Cláudia Pazos-Alonso
  • Eleni Philippou
  • Yousif M. Qasmiyeh
  • Céline Sabiron
  • Kayvan Tahmasebian
  • Giovanni Pietro Vitali
Misunderstandings: False Beliefs in Communication - cover image
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology

Misunderstandings: False Beliefs in Communication

  • Georg Weizsäcker
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OBP At a Glance

Over 300 titles published

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


Over 6 million book interactions

Our books are currently being accessed freely worldwide by over 80,000 readers each month.

Our Reach

Over 250 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.

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