Open Access Author Fund

The Open Access Author Fund has been created to support Open Access publications by early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences. LUP authors may donate all or part of their royalties to the Fund and LUP will match all contributions. The establishment of the Fund is a response to the challenges faced by early career scholars as Open Access becomes increasingly important for researchers, research funders and readers. With limited resources available for Gold Open Access, early career colleagues face two particular barriers: first, they must compete with established scholars while they build a successful track record of publication; secondly, if Open Access funding is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, early career colleagues may be disadvantaged as they are likely to have joined a department more recently. They are also often subjected to heavy teaching commitments, are less likely to have been eligible for research leave and, above all, are engaged in learning a new career.

Earnings from the Fund are match-funded by LUP and allocated to a rigorously peer-reviewed publication. Publishing decisions are taken by the Press’s editors with input from academic advisors and are based solely on scholarly merit. All publications benefiting from the Fund include an acknowledgement. To support the Fund, please download and complete this Open Access Author Fund Form and return to Lisa Whittick, Management Accountant or contact her directly.

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The below authors have generously donated their royalties to this fund. We gratefully acknowledge their support of early career researcher colleagues:

  • Brandon Alakas, University of Alberta
  • Emily Alder, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Dr. Neal Alexander, Aberystwyth University
  • Mona Arshi
  • Andrew Asibong, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Paul Baines, University of Liverpool
  • Celeste-Marie Bernier, University of Edinburgh
  • Scott Bradbury
  • Anthony Bowden, University of Cambridge
  • Sebastian Brock, Oxford University
  • Barbara Andrea Castillo Büttinghausen
  • Dr. Chris Campbell, University of Exeter
  • Rosemary Chapman, University of Nottingham
  • Gillian Clark, University of Bristol
  • Lucy Collins, University College Dublin
  • Verena Andermatt Conley, Harvard University
  • Krista Cowman, University of Lincoln
  • Rafaella Cribiore, New York University
  • Franca Dellarosa, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro
  • Pat Easterling, University of Cambridge
  • Mark Edwards, University of Oxford
  • Harley Erdman, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Christopher Ferns, Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool
  • Sonja Fritzsche, Michigan State University
  • Peter Garnsey, University of Cambridge
  • Matthew Gibson, University of Macau
  • Naïma Hachad, American University Washington D.C.
  • Faye Hammill, University of Glasgow
  • Nicki Hitchcott, University of St Andrews
  • Dr Kirsty Hooper, University of Warwick
  • Dexter Hoyos, University of Sydney
  • Brian Hughes, University of Exeter
  • Peter Hulme, University of Essex
  • Philipp Hunnekuhl, Universität Hamburg
  • Deborah Jenson, Duke University
  • Mark D Johnston, DePaul University
  • Susannah Jane Kennedy, University of Hull
  • Stephen C. Kenny, University of Liverpool
  • Jeremy Lane
  • Alan Kidd, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Joanne Klein, Boise State University
  • Professor William Klingshirn, Catholic University of America
  • Javier Krauel, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Keith Maclennan, Rugby School
  • Emeritus Professor Ross L. Martin, LaTrobe University
  • Emeritus Professor John Matthews, Yale University
  • Regine May, University of Leeds
  • Gerald McSheffrey, Arizona State University
  • Gerardine Meaney, University College Dublin
  • Dr David Monger, University of Canterbury
  • Dr Graeme J Milne, University of Liverpool
  • Emeritus Professor John Moorhead. University of Queensland
  • Dr Tony Murray, London Metropolitan University
  • Michael Niblett, University of Warwick
  • Andrew Nicholson
  • Dr Jennifer Nimmo Smith, University of Edinburgh
  • Emeritus Professor Jeremy Noakes, University of Exeter
  • Mark O’Brien, University of Liverpool
  • Christopher Palmer
  • Dr Lara Perry, University of Brighton
  • Professor Ralph Pite, University of Bristol
  • Brittany Pladek, Marquette University
  • Emeritus Professor Colin G Pooley, Lancaster University
  • Emeritus Professor Susan Powell, University of Salford
  • Sura Qadiri
  • Matthew Reznicek, Creighton University
  • Alistair Rolls, University of Newcastle
  • Professor Eve Rosenhaft, University of Liverpool
  • Jose Ruano de la Haza, University of Ottowa
  • Professor Jill Rudd, University of Liverpool
  • Andrew Saunders
  • Dr Danuta Shanzer, University of Vienna
  • Katherine Anne Singer, Mount Holyoke College
  • William Smeeton
  • Amanda M. Smith
  • Edmund Smyth
  • Dr Pat Starkey, University of Liverpool
  • Walter Stockert, University of Vienna and University of Heidelberg
  • Dr Peter Thomas Such
  • Dr Emma Sutton, University of St Andrews
  • Professor Michael Syrotinski, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Claire Taylor, University of Liverpool
  • Dr Paul Taylor, Independent Scholar
  • Stig Tenold, NHH The Norwegian School of Economics
  • Greg Thomas
  • Professor Maureen Tilley, Fordham University
  • Betsy Winakur Tontiplaphol, Trinity University
  • Dr Michael Tyldesley, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Dr Mark Vessey, University of British Columbia
  • Emeritus Professor David Walker, University of Sheffield
  • Faith Wallis, McGill University
  • Dr John Watt, Cardiff University
  • Professor Ed Welch,University of Aberdeen
  • Dr Mary Whitby, University of Oxford
  • Michael Whitby, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Christopher Williams, University of Liverpool
  • Dr Paul Williams, University of Exeter
  • Paul Wisse
  • Linda Yuretich
  • Saeko Yoshikawa