Publish Open Access with us
Scandinavian University Press (Universitetsforlaget) publishes Open Access research monographs and edited volumes in English, Norwegian, Danish and Swedish. Publishing your work with open access makes your research immediately available in PDF and HTML format for everyone on Idunn, with no login or registration required, while paperback editions are made available for order.
Peer Review and Copyright
All our open access publications are rigorously peer reviewed by experts in your field of specialization and go through the same thorough editorial process as our conventional publications. As author, you retain copyright to your work, and you set the terms for how others may disseminate your work by selecting a Creative Commons license. We assist you in identifying the appropriate license for your work.
Because open access publications do not generate any sales revenue, authors must find external funding to finance a Book Publication Charge (BPC). There is no set fee, and each project is priced individually. For more information on available funding opportunities in Norway, see the overview at openaccess.no (in Norwegian). We will assist you in identifying financiers and applying for funds.
Although there are no formal restrictions on themes and author affiliation, the majority of titles published by the press are authored and/or edited by researchers from the Nordic countries. We welcome book proposals in all academic fields, the most common being law, the humanities and social sciences.
Get in touch to talk to us in more detail about your book idea, or about the possibility of publishing your book with open access.
We also publish a number of open access journals.