About us

An award-winning, scholar-led, non-profit open access press that doesn't charge authors to publish.


Open Book Publishers (OBP), founded in 2008, is a leading independent open access academic press that publishes peer-reviewed, award-winning monographs, edited collections, textbooks, critical translations and more. We are a non-profit social enterprise based in the UK and run by academics and we are committed to making high-quality research available to every reader. All our books are freely available in open access formats (PDF, HTML and sometimes XML), as well as high-quality, affordably priced paperbacks, hardbacks, and EPUBs. We do not charge our authors to publish with us and they retain full copyright.

We are an influential member of a growing international network of publishers, scholars, librarians and infrastructure providers who believe that it is time for academic book publishing to become fairer, faster and more accessible. Together with our colleagues across the world, we are building communities and infrastructures to create a future in which knowledge is shared openly and equitably. Find out more about our values and vision for academic publishing.

Explore our values and our work by using the menu on the left-hand side of the screen, or go to Information for New Authors to find out more about publishing with us.

For general information about open access book publishing, see the OAPEN OA Books Toolkit and our Open Access Guide for Academics.