Open Access

Open Access Policy

All LUP journals comply with RCUK, Wellcome Trust and other funding agency mandates for Open Access publication of work they support. LUP offers Gold Open Access, whereby an APC (Article Publication Charge) is paid to support the immediate release of an article under the CC-BY licence.

To further discuss making your article available freely through Gold or Green Open Access, please contact Clare Hooper, Head of Journals.

To view our Green Open Access Policy (including Institutional Repositories and Self-Archiving, please click here

Open Access Monograph Policy

LUP offers Gold Open Access for books and chapters, whereby a BPC (Book Publication Charge) or CPC (Chapter Publication Charge) is paid to support the publication of a book or chapter under an Open Access licence. LUP's BPC is a minimum of £5,500 for a manuscript under 90,000 words with no images. Books with a longer word length or with images are subject to negotiation with the relevant commissioning editor.

To discuss making your book or chapter available freely through Gold Open Access, please contact the relevant commissioning editor.

Open Access Author Fund

The Liverpool University Press Authors Fund is used to support open access publication by early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences. LUP authors may donate all or part of their royalties to the Fund. The Press will match all contributions.

The establishment of the Fund is a response to the challenges faced by early career scholars as open access becomes increasingly important for researchers, research funders and readers. With limited resources available for gold open access, early career colleagues face two particular barriers: First, they must compete with established scholars while they build a successful track record of publication. Secondly, if OA funding is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, early career colleagues may be disadvantaged by heavy teaching commitments, they are less likely to have been eligible for research leave and, above all, they are engaged in learning a new career.

Earnings from the Fund are match-funded by LUP and allocated to a rigorously peer-reviewed publication. Publishing decisions are taken by the Press’s editors with input from academic advisors and are based solely on scholarly merit. All publications benefiting from the Fund include an acknowledgement. To support the fund, please download and complete this Open Access Authors Fund Form and return to Will Ferguson, Management Accountant or contact him directly.

Supporting Authors
The below authors have generously donated their royalties to this fund. We gratefully acknowledge their support of early career researcher colleagues.

Dr Emily Alder, Edinburgh Napier University
Dr Neal Alexander, Aberystwyth University
Dr Ann Andrews
Dr Andrew Asibong, University of London, Birkbeck College
Dr Stephanie Atherton-Woolham, 
Dr Anna Bernard, King's College London
Professor Mark Brayshay, University of Plymouth
Professor Celia Britton, University College London
Dr Sebastian Brock, Oriental Institute
Professor Bruno Carvalho, Princeton University
Professor Gillian Clark, University of Bristol
Professor Verena Andermatt Conley, Harvard University
Dr Robert Cowan
Akane Davis
Professor Charles Forsdick, James Barrow Chair of French, University of Liverpool
Dr Teresa Fuentes Peris, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professor Peter Garnsey, Jesus College
Dr Sheryllynne Haggerty, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham
Professor Faye Hammill, University of Strathclyde
Professor Jonathan Harris, Birmingham City University
Professor Veronica Hollinger, Trent University
Dr Kirsty Hooper, University of Warwick
Professor David Huddart, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Peter Hulme, Essex University
Professor Deborah Jenson, Duke University
Professor Debra Kelly, University of Westminster
Professor John Matthews, Yale University
Dr Richard Mc Mahon, University of Edinburgh
Dr Lidija M McKnight, Eaves Knoll Cottage
Professor Gerardine Meaney, University College Dublin
Professor Radhika Mohanram, Cardiff University
Emeritus Professor Colin G Pooley, Lancaster University
Emeritus Professor Raylene Ramsay University of Auckland
Dr Jill Rudd, University of Liverpool
Tom Stableford
Professor Michael Syrotinski, Marshall Chair of French, University of Glasgow
Dr Claire Taylor, University of Liverpool
Dr Paul Taylor, Independent Scholar
Dr Jennifer Terry, Durham University
Dr John Watt, Cardiff University
Dr David Watt, Associate Professor, University of Manitoba
Professor Ed Welch, Carnegie Chair of French, University of Aberdeen
Professor Bernadette Whelan, University of Limerick
Professor Michael Whitby, University Of Birmingham
Dr Mary Whitby, University of Oxford
Dr James Whitehead
Dr Frauke Wiegand, University of Copenhagen
Professor Sarah Wilson, Courtauld Institute of Art
Professor Michael Worton, Vice-Provost, University College London
Professor Tim Youngs, Nottingham Trent University

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