Welcome to Open Book Publishers

We are the leading independent open access publisher of academic research in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the UK: we're award-winning, not-for-profit, run by scholars, and committed to making high-quality research freely available to readers around the world. Access all our books online or download them for free, with no Book Processing Charges (BPCs) for authors.

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Latest Titles

Tangible and Intangible Heritage in the Age of Globalisation - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology, and Religion

Tangible and Intangible Heritage in the Age of Globalisation

  • Lilia Makhloufi
Heavy Metal: Earth’s Minerals and the Future of Sustainable Societies - cover image
Translating Russian Literature in the Global Context - cover image
  • Literature: Comparative Literature

Translating Russian Literature in the Global Context

  • Muireann Maguire
  • Cathy McAteer
No Life Without You: Refugee Love Letters from the 1930s - cover image
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OBP At a Glance

Over 300 titles published

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


Over 6 million book interactions

Our books are currently being accessed freely worldwide by over 80,000 readers each month.

Our Reach

Over 250 library members

Supporting our award-winning Open Access book publishing programme.

Library Membership


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 authors.

Business Model

Quality Research

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

Publishing process


We collaborate with like-minded organisations to publish and share open access books in open, equitable ways.

Our Communities

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