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Routledge and Knowledge Unlatched

Rebecca Barratt Associate Marketing Manager - Taylor & Francis, Library (Books)

Routledge partners with Knowledge Unlatched to publish Open Access books on African Studies and Gender Studies

Routledge is collaborating with Knowledge Unlatched (KU) to form a collection of Open Access books on African Studies and Gender Studies.  Combining the publishing know-how of Routledge, with KU’s expertise liaising with librarians around the world to support Open Access publishing, this partnership aims to make 150 new Routledge African Studies titles and 45 new Routledge Gender Studies titles available Open Access between 2020 and 2022. 


“We are delighted to be working with KU on this project. Routledge are committed to the publication of high-level titles across the full range of humanities and social science subjects, and both African Studies and Gender Studies are a core part of that mission. Publishing these titles Open Access will help ensure that they reach the fullest possible audience, including readers in the Global South who might otherwise struggle to access this content.” – Alan Jarvis, Global Publishing Director, Routledge Books 


KU’s African Studies and Gender Studies packages are now open for pledging by libraries. Pledges from libraries will help to finance the publication of 65 new titles per year, which will be published as Gold Open Access, making a host of new research on African Studies and Gender Studies freely accessible online to anyone, anywhere in the world. 


Find out more about the Routledge and Knowledge Unlatched partnership For libraries wishing to pledge funding support, visit the Knowledge Unlatched African Studies or Gender Studies partnership collections.  

About Routledge:
Routledge is the world’s leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences. They publish thousands of books and journals each year, serving scholars, instructors, and professional communities worldwide. Routledge is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.

About Knowledge Unlatched (KU):

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

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