Making Open Access Work in HSS

We, at Knowledge Unlatched, are happy that you are looking into submitting titles for the new KU Select HSS Books collection of 2019. As the 6th round of KU Select we hope to create a collection that is relevant for libraries, scientific institutions, and, most of all, its readers. We look forward to receiving your quality frontlist and backlist titles that you would like to publish Open Access. Only together we can create a sustainable future for Open Access publishing in HSS. Read more about the specifics of this collection and submit your titles below.

Which HSS Titles Can You Submit?

The Disciplines
Submission Criteria
Pricing Structure
The Disciplines

For this year we like to ask publishers to submit titles in the following subjects. This enables us to create a relevant and coherent collection.



Political Science



Business & Economics

Theology & Religion



Music, Drama, Performing Arts

Media & Communications

Submission Criteria

CC licence type agreed with author, in advance if possible


Books have been Subject to Peer Review


Monographs and Edited Collections


English Language and preferably titles published in print as hardback


Due to strong publisher interest, we suggest submitting up to a maximum of 20 titles for frontlist plus 20 for backlist titles


All online formats (ePub, PDF and mobi) are made available under a CC license


Submit titles that are relevant to an international cohort of libraries e.g. not too regionally focused

Pricing Structure

Frontlist Titles

Planned Publication between October 2019 – October 2020


The publisher will receive the fixed Net Title Fee of $ 12,980 / € 11,000 / £ 9,685 per unlatched title (excl. VAT)

Backlist Titles

Published between 2008 – 2018


The publisher will receive the fixed Net Title Fee of $ 2,950 / € 2,500 / £ 2,200 per unlatched title (excl. VAT)

The Timeline


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If you would like to know more about KU Select, don't hesitate to contact us!