Open Access in Palgrave Macmillan Books

We are pleased to offer authors the option to publish their books and chapters open access – you can now make your research more widely available for free to anyone with internet access.

Download our leaflet for a quick summary about open access book or chapter publishing with Palgrave Macmillan.

Check out our Author Guide to Open Access Books to find out how it all works. 

Visit our open research site for detailed information about open access publishing options and policies for Palgrave Macmillan books and chapters. 

Read the new report The OA effect: How does open access affect usage of scholarly books? here to learn more about the benefits of publishing an open access book.

Open access options are also available when publishing in Palgrave Macmillan journals. Click here to find out more.

Open access licensing

Palgrave Macmillan's open access monographs, edited collections, Palgrave Pivots, and individual book chapters are published under a CC BY licence (Creative Commons Attribution v4.0 International License). The CC BY licence is the most open licence available and considered the industry 'gold standard' for open access; it is also preferred by many funders. This licence allows readers to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to alter, transform, or build upon the material, including for commercial use, providing the original author is credited.

Other Creative Commons licences are available on request: please contact your editor to discuss this. However, before requesting an alternative licence you are advised to check your funder's requirements, to ensure compliance.

Book/chapter processing charges (BPCs)

Open access publication charges for monographs, edited collections, Palgrave Pivots, and individual book chapters are listed on our open research website.

To find out about sources of funding for BPCs, visit our open research funding support service​​​​​​​ on the website of our parent publisher, Springer Nature.

Self-archiving and deposition

Find out about self-archiving content published via immediate open access here.

Find out about our policy on self-archiving of books which have not been published open access here.

Submit an open access book proposal

Read more here about how to submit a proposal for an open access book.

 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 OA monograph, Fungal Disease in Britain and the United States 1850-2000

Partner with us for your next open access book series

We partner with funders, research centres, and organisations to publish open access books series. Partners can also publish “hybrid” book series with us, which include both open access and non-open access books.

​​​​​​​Find out more about our open access book partnership opportunities.