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 Lisa Whittick, Management Accountant or contact her directly.
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 Andrew Asibong, University of London, Birkbeck College
Emeritus Professor Celia Britton, University College London
Dr Sebastian Brock, University of Oxford
Rosemary Chapman, University of Nottingham
Emeritus Professor Gillian Clark, University of Bristol
Dr Lucy Collins, University College Dublin
Professor Verena Andermatt Conley, Harvard University
Dr Natalie Doyle, Monash University
Dr Alastair Duncan, University of Stirling
Professor Charles Forsdick, James Barrow Chair of French, University of Liverpool
Sonja Fritzsche, Michigan State University
Dr Teresa Fuentes Peris, University of Leeds
Emeritus Professor Peter Garnsey, Jesus College, University of Cambridge
Dr Sheryllynne Haggerty, University of Nottingham
Professor Nicki Hitchcott, University of St Andrews
Professor Veronica Hollinger, Trent University
Professor Katharine Hodgson, University of Exeter
Dr Kirsty Hooper, University of Warwick
Dexter Hoyos. University of Sydney
Emeritus Professor Peter Hulme, Essex University
Professor Deborah Jenson, Duke University
Professor Debra Kelly, University of Westminster
Dr Joanne Klein, Boise State University
Professor William Klingshirn, Catholic University of America
Javier Krauel. University of Colorado Boulder
Emeritus Professor John Matthews, Yale University
Emeritus Professor Ross L. Martin, LaTrobe University
Dr Graeme J Milne, University of Liverpool
Emeritus Professor John Moorhead. University of Queensland
Dr Jennifer Nimmo Smith, University of Edinburgh
Emeritus Professor Jeremy Noakes, University of Exeter
Dr Lara Perry, University of Brighton
Emeritus Professor Colin G Pooley, Lancaster University
Professor Eve Rosenhaft, University of Liverpool
Professor Jill Rudd, University of Liverpool
Dr Danuta Shanzer, University of Vienna
Dr Pat Starkey, University of Liverpool
Professor Claire Taylor, University of Liverpool
Dr Paul Taylor, Independent Scholar
Professor Maureen Tilley, Fordham University
Emeritus Professor David Walker
Dr John Watt, Cardiff University
Professor Ed Welch, University of Aberdeen
Dr Mary Whitby, University of Oxford
Dr Paul Williams, University of Exeter
Dr Mark Vessey, University of British Columbia