Open Access Books

Manchester University Press is committed to publishing Open Access books. You can find all our Open Access content on our Open Access platform, manchesteropenhive.

Our Open Access policy:

Book Type

Monographs and edited volumes can be published Open Access. Typically textbooks, handbooks, readers or reference works will not be published Open Access.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 and EPUB available from manchesteropenhive and OAPEN as well as other formats required by the OA funder.

A 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.

More information on Creative Commons licenses can be found here.

Inclusion of third-party material

We prefer material (photographs, diagrams, etc.) 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.

Book processing charge

£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 can be used in digital editions on request, but black & white only for print.

Open Access chapters

Individual chapters can be published Open Access within non-OA books. The Chapter Processing Charge (CPC) is calculated based on the proportion of the chapter to the total manuscript (based on the entire word count of the final version submitted, inclusive of notes and apparatus). For example a 10,000 word chapter in a 100,000 word manuscript is 10%. The CPC is therefore 10% of the £9,850 BPC, which comes to £985. The price of the ebook will also be reduced by the same percentage (for example from £80 to £72).

Conversion to Open Access

If you would like to convert your already-contracted or already-published MUP book to Open Access, please contact your editor.

Interested in Open Access publishing?

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


Chapter self-archiving options

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