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SpringerOpen open access books

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

We offer authors the option to publish open access books and chapters in a wide range of areas within science, technology and medicine (STM) and within the humanities and social sciences (HSS).

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.

Read more about why you should publish an open access book.

Contact one of our publishing editors in your discipline to discuss your proposal. 

*From our report 'The OA Effect'.

​​​​​​​Highlights from our open access books list

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