As a non-commercial university press, Liverpool University Press is committed to Open Access. We have been publishing Open Access books since 2010 (as part of OAPEN-UK with Jisc), we were the first publisher to sign up to Knowledge Unlatched and in 2014 we launched Modern Languages Open (MLO), a peer-reviewed online platform for the Open Access publication of research from across the modern languages to a global audience. We have created innovative Open Access e-textbooks on popular courses including Using Primary Sources and Essentials of Financial Management, and have published numerous Open Access monographs over the years, which are available on the Oapen Library.
In addition to this, we established the Open Access Author Fund to support Open Access publications by early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences, and have created a Digital Collaboration Hub to provide our authors with a place to publish additional resources for their LUP publications, generating additional impact for their work as well as engagement with readers and the academic community.
We continue to explore Open Access opportunities and engage in discussions about Open Access with research funders, universities, academics and other publishers to improve the service we provide and uphold our aim of publishing the very best scholarship for the academic community.