The White Horse Press is a small, family-run scholarly press, in operation for over 30 years, specialising in environmental humanities and social sciences.
In their application to the OBC, we learned that the family partners personally read everything they publish and personal relationships with authors and editors are at the heart of everything they do. They are proud to offer continuity of contact, totally personal treatment, flexibility, intelligence, and humour, coupled with the highest scholarly and ethical standards that they can attain.
The White Horse Press is currently developing an Open Access booklist and has three OA journals: The Journal of Population and Sustainability, Plant Perspectives and Climates and Cultures in History (forthcoming in 2024).
The OBC envisions the creation of a diverse and sustainable future for OA Books and publisher members are crucial to that. We believe in collectivism, non-competition, and the rejection of Book Processing Charges. The OBC unites a range of OA presses and publishing initiatives that fit our membership criteria, creating a trusted group of OA initiatives for libraries to support, and for authors and readers to explore. In this way, the OBC assists publishers in securing sustainable revenue streams to fund a fair and diverse future for OA books.
If you are a publisher working in line with our values and are interested in learning more and joining the OBC to strengthen the community of OA initiatives and access collective funding, feel free to contact our outreach team or apply directly.
If you are a library interested in finding out more about the Open Book Collective, get in touch with us at [email protected]. We would love to hear from you!