Liverpool University Press participates in Knowledge Unlatched

Liverpool University Press is participating in the fifth pledging round of Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the central platform for sustainable Open Access (OA) funding models. Ten LUP titles have been selected for KU Select 2018.

Knowledge Unlatched is a global crowd funding initiative supported by more than 500 libraries. Its aim is to make Open Access for books and journals sustainable in all disciplines of science and research. It helps libraries to shift their budgets from traditional acquisition patterns to supporting OA at a larger scale. Liverpool University Press was the first publisher worldwide to sign up to Knowledge Unlatched.

“Liverpool University Press is a strong supporter of Open Access in different ways. By participating in Knowledge Unlatched, we are actively supporting this model of dissemination’, and we hope libraries will continue to support it as well”, says Anthony Cond, Managing Director of LUP.

“KU only works, because publishers like LUP submit excellent content that appeals to researchers and librarians worldwide”, says Dr. Sven Fund, KU’s managing director. “We are glad to see strong usage of the open content funded in prior rounds, and we are glad to see a lot of sympathy and support for our work worldwide.”

Libraries can pledge their support for Knowledge Unlatched and Liverpool University Press’s titles between now and the end of November 2018 at


About Liverpool University Press: Twice acknowledged as academic publisher of the year in recent years, Liverpool University Press combines the heritage of the UK’s third oldest university press with a forward-looking ethos that has underpinned its significant expansion over the past decade.  The Press publishes 100 books annually, 32 journals and a number of digital collections.

About Knowledge Unlatched: Knowledge Unlatched (KU) offers free access to scholarly content for every reader across the world. Our online platform provides libraries worldwide with a central place to support Open Access models from leading publishing houses and new OA initiatives.