Publish an open access book with Springer

We offer authors the option to publish their books and chapters open access – making your research freely available to anyone with internet access!

We offer authors the option to publish open access books and chapters in a wide range of areas within science, technology and medicine (STM) and within the humanities and social sciences (HSS).

Open access allows unrestricted online access to your ebook with no reading or subscription fees. Authors retain copyright and are able to comply with funders' open access mandates.

Our open access academic books and chapters on average receive 10 times more downloads, 2.4 times more citations, and 10 times more online mentions compared to non-open access books*. 

Each open access scholarly book or chapter receives the same editorial and publishing expertise, rigorous peer review and high quality production process that non-open access books receive.

Read more about why you should publish an open access book.

Submit your book idea

Contact one of our publishing editors in your discipline to discuss your proposal. 

Download free of charge

Browse our open access books and download any free of charge from SpringerLink (HTML, PDF, ePub) or Amazon (MOBI).

*From our white papers 'The OA Effect: How does open access affect the usage of scholarly books?' and 'Diversifying readership through open access: A usage analysis for OA books'.