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We're a scholar-led, non-profit open access press. We were founded by academics who wanted to make the best research freely and widely available, so all our books are published in high-quality open access editions as well as affordable paperback, hardback, and ebook editions, and we don't charge authors to publish with us.

We publish monographs, edited collections, and textbooks, as well as technically innovative projects. We rigorously peer review any manuscript before we publish it. Our books win prizes and are widely read and reviewed: we want to make sure that brilliant academic books are readily available and easily accessed across the world.

Use the menu on the left-hand side of the screen to find out more about publishing with us, or read the testimonials below to hear from some of our current authors.

Testimonials from Authors

I'm really impressed with the professional quality of the editing and copyediting [of Reading Backwards]—much more thorough than many a university press!

Eric Naiman

University of California, Berkeley

Our books are regularly reviewed in publications, academic journals and scholarly blogs including The Times Literary Supplement, Times Higher Education, Essays in Criticism, Modern Language Review, Choice Review, Romanticism, The Year’s Work in English Studies / The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, Medieval Aevum, The English Historical Review, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Journal of European Studies, Slavic and East European Journal, and Counterfire.

You can find links to reviews and awards on the individual title pages in our catalogue, and a list of our prize-winning books. Our press is also positively reviewed in journals, and you can see some examples below.

Testimonials from Journals

Jan Ziolkowski’s patient and ground-breaking effort encourages us to pay more attention to the benevolent and less sensational examples of modern receptions of the medieval. His books, freely accessible as they are via OpenBook publishers in .pdf and online versions (https://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/697), are decades ahead of an academic industry still mostly wed to print and to prices that are sustainable only for the richest university libraries and independently wealthy individuals.

Richard Utz

Georgia Institute of Technology, The Medieval Review, 21.12.02