Green open access
LSE encourages authors to deposit their monographs and book chapters in LSE Research Online. Check with your publisher if they will permit you to deposit the accepted version of your manuscript in LSERO and whether they require an embargo.
For help understanding publishers’ policies and depositing your manuscript, contact the Open Access team.
For advice on book contracts, contact the Publishing Advice Service.
Gold open access
Authors are asked to pay a Book Processing Charge (BPC) to publish their book Gold open access under a creative commons licence. BPCs can range from £3,000 to £15,000.
LSE has limited funds to help with paying BPCs, please speak to your publisher and the Open Access team about costs.
Some research funders allow you to build open access charges for monographs into your grant or use your grant to pay for BPCs. You can check your funder’s open access policy for monographs and book chapters using Sherpa Juliet, or contact the Open Access team for advice.
From 1 Jan 2024, all monographs, book chapters and edited collections that acknowledge UKRI funding will need to be made open access.
Choosing a publisher
Check your publisher’s open access policies carefully and make sure their titles are listed in the Directory of Open Access Books.
LSE Press is a publisher of high quality, open access research in the social sciences. Get in touch to discuss your book proposal.