HAU Books

Support a New Way of Open Access Publishing in Anthropology


HAU Books is the book publishing wing of the Society for Ethnographic Theory, a learned society that also publishes the quarterly journal: HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory. HAU Books is committed to publishing the most distinguished texts in classics and advanced anthropological theory. HAU Books is supported by some of the world’s most distinguished anthropology departments and research institutions through the HAU-N.E.T. community. HAU Books releases its titles digitally as Open Access and also offers print editions.


Why join HAU Books?

  • HAU Books has developed an innovative approach to its Open Access book program and plans to ensure its sustainability through the funding support of libraries worldwide
  • The initiative wants to ensure that anthropologists‘ precious ethnographic findings can return to the communities studied by the scientists in free and shareable form
  • Library support will cover HAU’s maintenance expenses (clearing translation rights, copyediting and typesetting fees, tech support, graphic design, editorial support etc.) and ensures approximately 45 book titles will be published Open Access between 2019 -2021
  • Thanks to this model, prospective authors may publish their titles Open Access and bear no author-facing costs for themselves, or their institutions.
  • Five inter-related book series will be published as fully downloadable, Open Access books

  • High quality of titles is ensured through peer-review
  • Print versions will also be available from the University of Chicago Press
  • Institutional support costs $1,230 / €1,000 / £880 per annum for a period of three years
  • Your support helps to produce about 45 forthcoming books between 2019 and 2021
  • Open Access and without any Book Processing Charges (BPCs)
  • Print versions will also be available at a later date from University of Chicago Press


    If you have any other questions, please contact us, we are happy to help!