Open Access

An author seeking publication with UH Press may opt for our Gold Open Access route which will allow their book to be made freely available online as soon as it is published.

Under this model, as with all our publications, the manuscript will move through the stages of peer review, copy editing, book design and typesetting, and proofreading. The finished book will be published as a DRM-free PDF on the OAPEN platform under a Creative Commons licence. We recommend CC-BY-ND-NC but we are happy to consider other licence requests. Authors may also archive their published PDF in an institutional repository of their choosing.

Printed copies of the book will be available for purchase on demand via the UH Press website. An author royalty will be paid on print-edition sales.

UH Press Book Processing Charge (BPC) rates (to be paid by the author or funder) for our Gold Open Access route are as follows:

Up to 65,000 words £6,000 Includes up to 35 non-text items (illustrations, figures or tables).
65,000 – 90,000 words £7,500
90,000 – 120,000 words £9,000

For more information about submitting a book proposal to UH Press, please go to Information for Authors.


Authors may choose to archive one chapter of their work once a 24-month embargo period (which starts on the publication date of the most recently published edition of their work) has passed. For edited volumes, each contributor may self-archive their individual chapter.

Authors should use the author accepted manuscript (AAM) version of their chosen chapter for archiving – this is the manuscript version that has been peer reviewed but not edited or typeset.

Authors can self-archive their chapter on personal or department websites, institutional or subject repositories and social media sites.

An archived chapter must include a citation to the published book, including a link to the publication on the publisher’s website.