Vacancies, Training & Volunteering

About us

Open Book Publishers is an innovative, not-for-profit Open Access academic publisher based in Cambridge, actively changing the nature of the traditional academic book. We are widely recognised as world leaders in Open Access scholarly monograph publishing, and proud to have published over 130 titles - including works by renowned authors such as Noam Chomsky and Amartya Sen. All our books are available online free of charge, so that everyone can access high quality peer-reviewed research regardless of income, as well as in printed and ebook editions. We are very proud that our free online titles have now been read by over two million people worldwide, and are attracting over 400 readers per title every month.


We don't currently have any openings.


We offer training placements in all aspects of Open Access publishing, free of charge. In the past we have provided placements as part of university courses, such as the MSt in Creative Writing at the University of Oxford, and to other Open Access publishers, such as UGA Editions and Firenze University Press. Placements can cover editorial skills, marketing, or technical aspects such as the creation of XML editions. For more information or to discuss a possible placement, please contact Alessandra Tosi.

Volunteering Opportunities

If you would like to support our work by volunteering, get in touch! We welcome volunteers of different levels of skill and experience and it is possible to work remotely in some instances.

If you are new to publishing you would have the opportunity to try a range of key aspects, including marketing, editorial and text-formatting tasks in a non-corporate environment. We are a small team and there is always lots to do, so you can get involved rather than simply observe.

If you have some experience, we would love to hear from you if you would be willing to help us in any aspect of our work: proofreading, typesetting, copy editing, marketing, peer-reviewing, developing our website, or providing specialist expertise in your own field of research.

Unfortunately we are unable to remunerate our volunteers, or refund any travel expenses. If you would like further information please contact Alessandra Tosi.

With thanks...

Many of our previous OBP volunteers are listed below. Thanks to them all!

Our 2018 volunteers:                                         Our 2019 volunteers:

Francesca Alabaster                                          Julie Linden
Isobel Bickersteth                                               Maddie Janjo
Laken Brooks                                                     Annalena Lorenz
Virginia García Cid                                             Robert Wilding
Alex Coville                                                        Ammara Naveed
Liam Etheridge                                                   Elena Prat
Iacopo Ghinassi                                                  Natalie Ansell
Lesley Hay                                                          Claudia Griffiths
Zsofia Hesket
Henrietta McFarlane
Tan Chuan

Equality and Diversity

OBP is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex (gender) and sexual orientation.