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Open Access Book Statement


River Publishers collaborates with OAPEN (, and all our Open Access books are included in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB:



All River Publishers Open Access books, including Monographs and Edited Volumes, are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).



The River Publishers Open Access publishing model enables readers to access research at no cost. In order to our publications freely accessible to readers we charge a Book Processing Charge for accepted book manuscripts, which helps us cover the costs of our editorial workflow and for the production of books.

Our Open Access Book Publication Fee starts from EUR 4,000 per book. Services provided for this fee include:

  • Project management during the publishing process
  • English language copyediting and/or language polishing
  • Indexing in all repositories
  • Searchability and archiving: electronic citation and linking via DOI
  • Typesetting
  • Open Access e-book in PDF and XML
  • Print format also available
  • Permanent and unrestricted online access
  • International marketing and dissemination
  • Copyrights remain with Authors/Editors conform CC-BY-NC 4.0)



All River Publishers Open Access books are subject to review prior to publishing.

On initial submitting, proposals are reviewed by the Editor of a relevant River Publishers Book Series for appeal and scientific relevance, and whether the topic falls within the scope of the book series.

Full manuscripts are checked for plagiarism matters, and thereafter the chapters are reviewed (single-blind). Reviewers are sourced from the River Publishers authors network, or are recommended by our existing series editors. Book Authors and Editors are sent the review comments for their information and comments where necessary and required.

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