Welcome to Open Book Publishers

Platinum Open Access
151 titles published
Over 2 million book visits
Worldwide readership
400 readers per title every month
Publishing Platform for Universities
Book customisation options available
Library Membership: 136 libraries have joined!
Become an OBP member: support scholar-led Open Access publishing!

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 available to readers around the world. We publish monographs and textbooks in all areas, and offer the academic excellence of a traditional press combined with the speed, convenience and accessibility of digital publishing. All our books are available to read and download 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 Programme.


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.




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.