Boydell & Brewer Open Access

We are delighted to share the launch of Boydell & Brewer Open Access where you can browse our growing collection of Open Access titles from Boydell Press, James Currey, Camden House and University of Rochester Press, all together in one place.

From Boydell & Brewer Open Access, you can read, download and share more than 25 peer reviewed books, in PDF, or ePUB formats. The site brings greater visibility to our OA books, allowing more readers to discover and read our authors’ work – also accessible through all the main world-wide Open Access channels.

As a leading publisher of African Studies, we are especially proud of our African Studies Open Access content which, through James Currey and URP, makes up a significant part of our Open Access publishing. Boydell & Brewer Open Access gives us a new avenue to extend the reach of the high-quality African scholarship that we publish.

James Currey has such a strong profile for great work on Africa and, particularly for us, in Africa. We published our book in an open access edition because we wanted it to reach as many people as possible. It’s fantastic to be able to send a pdf link to anyone who’s interested.

Professor Julia Gallagher, Professor of African Politics, Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS University of London; Co-editor of Architecture and Politics in Africa

I am proud of this development that is part of a wider investment we have made with the company Librios. It shows our commitment to our readers, authors and the funding bodies. I welcome the chance to showcase all our OA content in one place and encourage all authors/editors looking for a home for their next OA project to talk to our commissioning team to find out more about the pathway to publication.

James Powell, CEO

Interested in publishing Open Access with Boydell & Brewer?

We welcome Open Access proposals for the following imprints:

  • Boydell Press
  • D.S. Brewer
  • University of Rochester Press
  • Camden House
  • James Currey
  • Tamesis

Your Open Access book will go through the same rigorous peer review process as all our titles and, if accepted, will publish under a Creative Commons license.

We will make a Digital Rights Management (DRM) free PDF available via our own website, JSTOR and other repositories as required by the funding body. Our aim is to deliver value for money to the funders and to drive usage and promote discoverability.

Open Access is all about making sure your research reaches the widest possible audience. To further that aim, we will market your Open Access title alongside our non-OA content, and will make the book available in paperback within three months of digital publication, at an accessible price. We will be clear in our bibliographical data and marketing material that a free digital copy can be obtained.

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