Open Access Manuscript Processing Charges


High quality Open Access publishing

Our Open Access publications are subject to the same peer review selection and publication process as our conventionally published books.

A dedicated project manager will oversee production including manuscript copyediting, typesetting and proofreading inclusive of the BPC fee. We do not off-shore production.

95% of recently published authors say that they would recommend Elgar to colleagues for their next book projects. To learn more, visit our Why Publish with Elgar section.



Special Promotion

As part of our commitment to the dissemination of knowledge Edward Elgar Publishing is offering to subsidise the Open Access book publishing charge (BPC) fees of £6,500/ $9,500 (plus applicable taxes) on a limited number of monographs meeting the following criteria:-

  • single authored scholarly books that fit our list and are likely to have a significant global impact on their field, reaching a wide audience
  • less than 80,000 words including figures and tables
  • authors must have a strong international publishing record


Authors should contact the relevant Elgar commissioning editor at an early stage in the writing process to indicate their intention to apply for the subsidised BPC.

Acceptance for publication is subject to a formal publishing proposal being completed by the author, acceptance by Elgar editorial review, external peer review and by our editorial board.

Open Access Scholarly Monograph Book

Elgar standard fees for publication of Open Access Scholarly Monograph are as follows:

Standard scholarly monograph pricing

Up to 80,000 words £9,000/ $14,400 (plus applicable taxes)

80,000 -100,000 words £10,250/ $16,400 (plus applicable taxes)

100,000 -120,000 words £11,500/ $18,400 (plus applicable taxes)

120,000 -150,000 words £12,500/ $20,000 (plus applicable taxes)


Fees for publication of an Open Access monograph chapter

An author processing charge of £1,500 per chapter (plus applicable taxes)

Open Access Journal Articles

Fees for publication of an Open Access journal article are as follows:

An author processing charge of £1,200 per article (plus applicable taxes)