Open Access for Palgrave Macmillan Books

We offer authors the option to publish their books and chapters open access – making your research freely available to anyone with internet access.

Open access allows unrestricted online access to your work with no reading or subscription fees. Authors retain copyright and are able to comply with funders' open access mandates.

Our open access books and chapters on average receive seven times more downloads, 50% more citations, and ten times more online mentions compared to non-open access books*. 

Each book or chapter receives the same editorial expertise, rigorous peer review and high quality production process as a non-open access book.

*From our report 'The OA Effect'.​​​​​​​

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We are delighted that our book is being published open access and feel that it will ensure that our subject, the history of fungal disease, will enjoy a much wider audience than would otherwise have been the case.

Michael Worboys - co-author with Aya Homei of our first open access monograph, 'Fungal Disease in Britain and the United States 1850-2000'.