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About Routledge Books Open Access

Routledge Books Open Access is a new initiative that allows authors and their funders to publish open access (OA) research monographs. Upon publication, Routledge Books Open Access titles will immediately be made available to access and download freely under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

It is a project by our books division to complement our well-established Routledge and Taylor & Francis Open Select journals programmes. It encompasses books on all subjects covered by Routledge and our other imprints in the humanities, social sciences and behavioural sciences.

In establishing this programme, Routledge is responding to wider developments within the scholarly research community and to those scholars seeking innovative and alternative publishing models to the well-established and traditional formats. It is a service for our authors and those funders who wish to support open access publication.

Why Publish a Book with Routledge Books Open Access?

Immediate Universal Access

Upon publication, your research monograph will be freely and immediately available online on the Routledge/Taylor & Francis ebooks platform and clearly identified as ‘open access’. Readers will be able to read online or download a DRM-free PDF. A free ebook will be available from commercial distributors such as Amazon.

Visibility and Discoverability

Your book will have high discoverability via the Routledge/Taylor & Francis ebooks platform and we will also deposit a copy in the OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) online library. Routledge Books Open Access research monographs will benefit from the full support and global reach of Routledge's sales and marketing departments.

Author Retention of Copyright

Routledge Books Open Access titles are published under an Open Access T&F License to Publish, based upon the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND) license. Under this license others may download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can't change them in any way or use them commercially. The OA T&F License also allows for text- and data-mining of your works.

Highest Standards of Scholarship

All Routledge Books Open Access monographs are subject to rigorous peer review to ensure academic quality and integrity.

Production Values

All Routledge Books Open Access monographs go through exactly the same production process as other Routledge titles and benefit from the experience, attention to detail and professionalism of our staff.

Flexibility of Formats

There will be a freely available online version and a downloadable DRM-free PDF on the Routledge/Taylor & Francis ebooks platform. A free ebook will be available from commercial distributors such as Amazon. For customers wanting a hard copy of the book, a print version will also be available for purchase.

Preserving your Intellectual Heritage

Publishing your monograph with Routledge Books Open Access guarantees the legacy preservation of your scholarship for the widest possible audience. All our Routledge Books Open Access titles are also stored in the archives at CLOCKSS and Portico.