Open Access for Palgrave Macmillan Books

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

Open access allows unrestricted online access to your ebook 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 receive on average 10 times more downloads, 2.4 times more citations, and 10 times more online mentions compared to non-open access books. Open access books can have a more geographically diverse readership, reaching 61% more countries on average than non-open access books.* 

Each open access book or chapter receives the same editorial and publishing expertise, rigorous peer review and high quality production process that non-open access scholarly books receive.

*From our white papers 'The OA Effect' and 'Diversifying readership through open access'.

Open Access Books

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'.

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Browse our open access books and download them free of charge from SpringerLink (HTML, PDF, ePub) or Amazon (MOBI).

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