Welcome to Open Book Publishers
Over 1 million book visits
Readers from over 200 countries
400 readers per title every month
Publishing Platform for Universities
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Library Membership: 115 libraries have joined!
We are a Social Enterprise run by scholars who are committed to making high-quality research available to readers around the world. We publish monographs and textbooks in all areas, and offer the academic excellence of a traditional press, with the speed, convenience and accessibility of digital publishing. All our books are available to read for free online. We also publish bespoke Series for Universities and Research Centers and invite librarians to further Open Access publishing by joining our Membership Programme.
We are delighted that our project has been shortlisted for the 2017 WISE Awards, which recognizes education projects from around the globe for their innovative approach to solve the real-world obstacles to education. This is the second time we have been nominated for the Awards, having been previously recognised in 2014. We are also very proud to have achieved a 9/10 social impact score in the SE100 Rankings 2016.
We were the winner of the 2013 IFLA/Brill Open Access award for initiatives in open access monograph publishing. IFLA (The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) and Brill jury were impressed by Open Book Publishers' serious effort to publish high quality monographs on an open access basis. The Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP) blue ribbon panel of industry experts selected OBP to be one of seven high-impact Open Access organizations, among journal publishers and content providers.
Our donors and supporters
We are a nonprofit independent publisher with no institutional backing. Open Book relies on sales and donations to continue publishing high-quality and free to read titles. We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Polonsky Foundation, the Thriplow Charitable Trust, the Jessica E. Smith and Kevin R. Brine Charitable Trust and The Progress Foundation.