Open Access Books

Manchester University Press is committed to publishing Open Access books.

The table below sets out our books Open Access policy:

OptionsAccessLicenceInclusion of 3rd party materialPrice
We are particularly interested in monographs and edited volumes. Typically textbooks, handbooks, readers or reference works will not be published Open Access.

Please contact the relevant commissioning editor if you are unsure which category your book falls under.
DRM free PDF available from OAPEN as well as other formats as required by the OA funder.

Retail eBook (e.g. Kindle, Nook, iBook) and POD print version will be made available for customers and readers to purchase
Recommended licence: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND)

We are happy to consider other licence requests. Please contact to discuss.
We prefer material that is already available under a CC licence or copyright owned material that is permitted to be reproduced under the same CC licence as the intended book.

We can include non-CC licenced material if the copyright owner is clearly stated in the caption with a note that material cannot be reused without permission.

The copyright page will state ‘CC-BY-NC-ND unless otherwise stated’
£9850 (+VAT 20% UK) for up to 120,000 words

This price includes up to 20 images. In some circumstances, extra charges may apply. Colour images are used in digital editions, but black & white only for print.

Please contact the relevant commissioning editor if you are unsure which category your book falls under.

*please click the link for more information about OAPEN and/or Creative Commons

OA Chapters

Conversion to OA

OA publications


Interesting in OA publishing? 

If you are interested in publishing an Open Access book with MUP, or have questions on OA book publishing, please contact the relevant subject editor:



Tom Dark

[email protected]

Social Sciences




Meredith Carroll

[email protected]




Chapter self-archiving options

What can I archive?Where? When?
Metadata of book chapters Anywhere, with a link back to the MUP website From contract being signed
AAM of on chapterInstitutional and subject repositories; social sharing sites 18 months after publication
Final version of chapter Nowhere Never

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