Publishing Open Access Books

Publishing Open Access Books Content


Taylor & Francis is one of the world’s largest publishers of open access research. If you choose to publish with us, there is a wide range of open access options available to you. This means you can comply with any funder requirements and ensure your research makes a difference.

Authors have the option to publish Open Access in a variety of book formats, from monographs and handbooks, to textbooks and short form titles (books between 25-50k words). To get a better understanding of where your book will fit, read our guide to submitting your new book proposal, or contact the Commissioning Editor for your subject area.

Taylor & Francis open access book titles benefit from the same high standards of professionalism and expertise as our non-open access titles. When you are looking to publish an open access book or chapter you will usually be required to pay a book publishing charge (BPC).  The BPC supports the many costs associated with publishing a book including editorial services, peer review, copyediting, typesetting, e-book conversion and dissemination, as well as ongoing marketing, sales and editorial support.  Our open access books follow the same workflows as our non-open access books, therefore, many of these costs are shared. 

The BPC also covers the long-term preservation of our open access books through a range of third parties including Portico and depositing our books and chapters in the OAPEN online library to enhance discoverability of our open access content.

We will still provide print copies of our open access books and royalties will still be payable on any print sales (if applicable). As we will no longer be selling the eBook no royalties will be payable on this version.

The BPC to publish a full monograph Open Access immediately (Gold OA) start from £10,000 / €12,000 / $12,500, plus applicable taxes. The BPC to publish a short form book OA start from £5,000 / €6,000 / $6,250.

Prices for individual chapters start from £1,250 / €1,500 / $1,563 plus applicable tax.  Our BPC pricing is reviewed regularly.

The BPC will need to be paid by the time the final manuscript is submitted to Taylor & Francis for Production, unless otherwise agreed.

There are many funding options available to help you cover these fees, and the Taylor & Francis Open Access Books team are here to help you navigate the funding landscape.

Taylor & Francis is committed to bringing research by scholars in emerging nations to the attention of the global academic community. We also want to make the option to publish open access available to as many researchers as possible. To help achieve this we offer reduced pricing on BPCs normally required to publish in the Taylor & Francis Books Open Access programme for funders based in countries defined by the World Bank as ‘Low -Income Economies’ or ‘Lower-Middle -Income Economies’.  Please see our Publication charges FAQ for full details. For more information on Funding Options, Copyright Licence Queries, Publication Charges, Peer-Review, Publishing Suitability & Formats and Submission & Content Guidelines for Authors see our FAQ page.

View the flyer: How to publish an Open Access Book frontlist 

Open Access Chapters

Taylor & Francis Open Access Books also allow chapter authors and their funders the opportunity to publish individual chapters from a book open access. Upon publication, open access chapters are made available to access and download freely under a Creative Commons licence. View the flyer: How to publish an Open Access Chapter frontlist

We have collaborated with researchers to build one of the largest open access chapter collections and are delighted to be able to showcase open access chapter content across all subjects covered by Routledge, CRC Press and our other imprints in the humanities, social sciences STEM and behavioural sciences on

Learn more about publishing your chapter open access, funding options to cover open access chapter publishing charges, copyright licenses available and more by getting in touch with your Commissioning Editor. Our dedicated Open Access Books team are also here to help.

Retrospective Open Access

At Taylor & Francis, we offer retrospective open access which allows a book or chapter that has previously been published with Taylor & Francis to be converted to open access. View the flyer: How to retrospectively publish a book a chapter Open Access

When you convert your previously published book or chapter to open access, you are unlocking your research to be discovered online by researchers across the globe. It involves the payment of a book processing charge (BPC),and selecting a Creative Commons licence to protect the work.

We apply a tiered discount system that is linked to the publication date of the work, details can be found below:

Full Book and Chapter
12 - 24 months post-publication | 30% Discount
24 - 36 months post-publication | 50% Discount
36 months + post-publication | 70% Discount
To request a BPC quote for your title, please contact the Open Access Books Team

Open Access Books Timeline

Like our traditional publishing, the open access book proposal will be evaluated initially by the subject editor then peer-reviewed by respected academic specialists who provide independent advice on the content, quality, and potential market for a finished book. If peer reviews are positive, the subject editor will take the book proposal to an internal editorial meeting for consideration.

  • Create your book proposal

  • Contact the Commissioning Editor

    • Identify the editor relevant for your book:

    • Send the book proposal to the appropriate editor, and ensure that you let them know that your intention is to publish your content open access.

  • Editorial process

    • The proposal will be evaluated initially by the commissioning editor, and then sent out for external review. If peer reviews are positive, the commissioning editor will take the book proposal to an internal editorial meeting for discussion.

  • If your book proposal is accepted

    • 1. You will be issued a contract specifically designed for open access publications. 

    • 2. Once the contract is approved, the invoice for the Book Processing Charge (BPC) will be issued and expected to be paid before the book moves into production.

    • 3. When the final manuscript is submitted and accepted by the publisher, it will go through the normal Taylor & Francis book production process: customers/authors/publishing- guidelines

  • Book is published Open Access