Rowman and Littlefield International

Open Access

Our Open Access publishing model is open to all our authors and available across all our disciplines.

Our OA model

We offer a ‘gold’ route open access model, where a full-text PDF is made available to view free of charge on our website (and your funding body’s repository, as required) immediately on publication.

We are implementing a hybrid model, whereby we will continue to print and sell hardback and paperback editions on a POD basis internationally, and we will continue to sell downloadable PDF and ePub editions to institutions and individuals.

We charge an APC (Author Processing Charge), based on a fixed price of £20 (+ VAT) per typeset page. Additional charges for images and diagrams apply.  The full cost will be invoiced prior to publication.

All open access titles are fully peer reviewed and follow the same production processes (i.e. copyediting, typesetting and proofreading) as our non-OA titles.

Maximising discoverability

We understand that discoverability is of vital importance to open access books. Your OA book will be catalogued in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB).  In addition, it will be given the same marketing exposure as one of our non-OA titles. We will promote it at relevant academic conferences, through our social media activities, in email campaigns, on our website and in relevant catalogues and other promotional material.

Creative Commons

Open Access titles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Licences, which allow copyright to remain with the author and require that full attribution is given when and where the material is reused. We recommend that OA titles are published under the CC-BY-NC-ND, which requires that permission is sought for any commercial use of the content and restricts the user from transforming or adapting the material. Where your funding body requires the use of a less restrictive licence, such as CC-BY, we will be happy to meet that requirement.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more, or are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact the relevant subject editor.

Available Open Access titles

Our first Open Access title is Critical Theories of Crisis in Europe. Find it here.