Welcome to Open Book Publishers

We are the leading independent 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 freely available to readers around the world. All our books are available to read online and download for free, with no Book Processing Charges (BPCs) for authors.

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OBP At a Glance

Over 250 titles published

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

Catalogue

Over 3 million book interactions

Our books are currently being accessed freely worldwide by over 20,000 readers each month.

Our Reach

Over 200 library members

Supporting our award-winning Open Access monograph publishing programme.

Library Membership

Non-Profit

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 the authors.

Business Model

Quality Research

All our books undergo a peer-review process and are carefully selected by our editorial board.

Publishing process

Partnerships

We collaborate with like-minded organisations to develop open infrastructure for the publication of open access works

Our Communities

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