OPEN ACCESS (OA) is an important mode of disseminating academic research, and an effective way of ensuring UWP publications can be accessed as widely as possible, and free to access for readers.

UWP offers OA across our range of publications. For more information on our OA policies, please follow these links:


BOOKS                   JOURNALS


If you need OA for your publication, or if you just want to find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact your Commissioning Editor at UWP:



International Academic

Sarah Lewis, Head of Commissioning:

Wales Studies

Dr Llion Wigley, Senior Commissioning Editor:



Chris Richards, Journals Editor:


UWP and Open Access Partners

UWP publishes and hosts OA books and journals with a range of key partners:


The Wellcome Trust

The Dutch Research Council

The GECEM Project funded by the ERC (European Research Council)

Knowledge Unlatched

The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)

OpenUp: Early Career Researcher (ECR) Monograph initiative: a subscribe-to-open model supported by six UK university presses.

Open Access Books

Click on any book cover to read for free!


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