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Open Access Publishing, Platforms and Community

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A guide to Open Publishing at MU

Knowledge Unlatched

OAPEN promotes and supports the transition to Open Access for academic books by building a quality-controlled collection of Open Access books.

Open Book Publishers

Open Book Publishers 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.

Open Humanities Press

OHP is an international community of scholars, editors and readers with a focus on critical and cultural theory, operating as an independent volunteer initiative, promoting open access scholarship in journals, books and exploring new forms of scholarly communication.

Ubiquity Press

Ubiquity Press is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals, books and data. We operate a highly cost-efficient model that makes quality open access publishing affordable for everyone.

Ubiquity has joined forces with De Gruyter. Read the announcement.

Opening the Future


Opening the Future is a collective subscription model that, through its membership scheme, makes library funds go further: achieving the dual objectives of increasing collections and supporting Open Access. 

Other Publishing Options

There are other publishers working to support Open Access publishing though not necessarily under a Diamond Open Access model.

For details of other routes into Open Access click here.

Directory of Open Access Books

Directory of Open Access books is browseable by publisher - a good starting point to identify Open Access book publishers

Open Publishers

More information on Open Publishers can be found here.

Open Library of the Humanities

Open Library of Humanities is a charitable organisation dedicated to publishing Open Access Scholarship. The OLH publishing platform supports free, full-text, quality-controlled academic journals from across the humanities disciplines, and hosts its own multi-disciplinary journal (with the title Open Library of Humanities).

Punctum Books

punctum books, is an independent queer- and scholar-led, community-formed, and peer-reviewed Sparkly Diamond Open-Access book publisher devoted to academic and para-academic authors working in any field in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, and architecture & design who want to publish books that are genre-queer and genre-bending and which take experimental risks with the forms and styles of intellectual writing.

Open Book Collective

Open Book Collective brings together publishers, publishing service providers, and scholarly libraries to secure the diversity and financial futures of open access book production and dissemination.

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