Open Access funding

Open Access funding usually means funding for APCs (gold OA – article publishing). Funding for Book Publication Charges/Costs (BPC) is not as common as funding for APCs but there are quite a few funding options for Open Access books.

To have a clear overview I thought it would be useful to share all available information of these funds. I stored a version in Figshare, which can be found following this DOI: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5208898.v1

The Funder’s List is also in a Google Sheet. If you have any additions or experiences with a specific fund, please feel free to contact me using the contact form or add information to the google sheets by using comments.

Open Access publishers

In the past five years quite a few publishers, who are active in the field of media and communication studies, are offering Open Access for scholarly monographs and / or journals. The publisher’s link leads you to the media and communication studies pages. The OA policy page link leads you to the publisher’s open access policies on copyright and costing.

So far I’ve managed to collect the following publishers’ data:

Publisher Open Access policy page APC/BPC License
MIP–Arc Humanities Press OA policy page APC: $850,- / BPC: $2500,- Green (18 months delay) / $8500,- Gold (immediate) All: CC-BY-NC-ND
Academic Studies Press OA policy page
Amsterdam University Press
Also in Knowledge Unlatched Collection
OA policy page. BPC: €2,500,- Green (12 months delay) / € 4,500,- Gold (immediate) Books: CC-BY-NC-ND / Articles: CC-BY
ANU Press OA policy page
Athabasca University Press OA policy page
Berghahn Books
Also in Knowledge Unlatched Collection
OA policy page Books: CC-BY-NC-ND
Bloomsbury Academic
Also in Knowledge Unlatched Collection
OA policy page BPC: starting at £6,500,- Books: CC-BY-NC-ND
Brill
Also in Knowledge Unlatched Collection
OA policy page BPC: €8.500 / €18.500 Books: CC-BY-NC / CC-BY
Cambridge University Press
Also in Knowledge Unlatched Collection
OA policy page APC: £1,780/US $2,835 / BPC: £9,500/$14,500/€13,000 Books: CC-BY-NC
De Gruyter
Also in Knowledge Unlatched Collection
OA policy page BPC: €10,000,- Books: CC-BY-NC-ND
Duke University Press
Also in Knowledge Unlatched Collection
OA policy page
Edinburgh University Press OA policy page BPC: £10,000,- / Chapter fee: £2,000,- Books: CC-BY-NC-ND
Fordham University Press OA policy page
Intellect Ltd
Also in Knowledge Unlatched Collection
OA policy page APC: £1000,- CC-BY or CC-BY-NC
Manchester University Press
Also in Knowledge Unlatched Collection
OA policy page APC: £950,- / BPC: starting at £5,900,- All: CC-BY, CC-BY-ND, CC-BY-NC-ND
Meson Press OA policy page BPC: depends on the length of book All: CC-BY-SA
Open Book Publishers OA policy page
Open Humanities Press OA policy page
Open Library of Humanities OA policy page APC: free of charge Articles: CC-BY
Palgrave Macmillan OA policy page BPC: €17,000,- / Chapter fee: €2,600 CC-BY
Peter Lang LTD International Academic Publishers
Also in Knowledge Unlatched Collection
OA policy page (almost no info)
Punctum books OA policy page
REFRAME OA policy page
Springer OA policy page BPC: starting from €15.000,- Books: CC-BY
Stockholm University Press OA policy page APC: £300,- / starting from BPC: £3,250,- CC-BY
Taylor & Francis (Routledge) OA policy page BPC: £10,000,- /  Chapter fee: £1,250/$2,000 Books: CC-BY-NC-ND
transcript Verlag OA policy page Books: CC-BY-NC-ND
University of Adelaide Press OA policy page
University of California Press OA policy page APC: $875,- / BPC: $7,500,- CC-BY-NC-ND
University of Michigan Press
Also in Knowledge Unlatched Collection
OA policy page
University of Ottawa Press / Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa OA policy page CC-BY-NC
University of Tartu Press OA policy page

If you have any suggestions or more information about publishers and their Open Access policies, let me know by using the contact form.