Open Access

University of Michigan Press is a leader in publishing open access books. We employ various business models to maximize access to scholarship. Our aim is to to avoid direct publishing charges to authors wherever possible; our preference is to help authors find supporting subventions from their parent institution or third-party funders. If an author is interested in making their project available open access, the relevant acquisitions editor will work with them and their funder to determine an appropriate level of support based on the project’s individual needs. Every project is different and we are committed to making sure that open access projects get the same high quality editorial, production, and marketing treatment as any other University of Michigan Press title. We have also set up an open access support fund and invite libraries and other organizations who wish to help authors make their work freely available to partner with us. If interested, please contact the Director, Charles Watkinson, at