Publishing Open Access Books with University of Exeter Press

Open Access is an emerging model in academic publishing, offering wide dissemination and discoverability of research. Readers and libraries can download your book electronically for free as well as being able to buy a print edition. UEP will work with you to ensure your book is published to the highest academic standards and effectively promoted to the academic community, while meeting funder requirements for Gold Open Access.

High Academic Standards

Open Access books published by UEP are subject to the same stringent peer review process, editing and book design as traditional UEP books.

Book Types

UEP accept monographs, edited volumes, book chapters within an edited volume and proceedings for Open Access publication.

Copyright and Licence

UEP Open Access books are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 CC-BY-ND licence – this allows your work to be widely read and shared. Other Creative Commons options are available, please ask your editor.


Your DRM-free Open Access book will be freely available as an eBook: listed on and included in OAPEN, DOAB and Google Books. You may share your Open Access book on your own website and additional repositories of your choosing.

We will also produce a print edition of your book, available to purchase through academic bookshops, online booksellers and library suppliers.

Sales and Marketing

Open Access books benefit from the full range of UEP promotional activity, including sales representation to the book trade, targeted marketing, book reviews, press release and social media.

Open Access Costs

Open Access books are subject to a Book Processing Charge (BPC) starting at £8,000 (+ VAT) for up to 100,000 words and up to 25 images. Please contact an editor for a bespoke BPC tailored to your project. Individual chapters in an edited volume are subject to a Chapter Processing Charge (CPC) of £800 (+ VAT). Images will be produced in colour for digital editions of the book and in black & white in print editions. The BPC/CPC is payable when you submit your manuscript.

Open Access Compliance

Our Open Access process is compliant with international funders such as ERC, RCUK and the Wellcome Trust. An up-to-date list of Open Access mandates can be found at ROARMAP.