Open Access

In the spirit of the Press’s mission to advance and disseminate knowledge far and wide, we are committed to providing free and open access to our journals and books to a broad audience of researchers, scholars, and students from around the world.

"Our aim, as with all of our publishing, is to extend the reach
of our authors' work and to amplify its impact."
- Barbara Kline Pope, Hopkins Press Director


In partnership with Project MUSE, we launched our open access (OA) book program, Hopkins Open Publishing, with the initial release of 100 titles. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, we soon released 200 more books drawn from the Press's backlist of noteworthy but out-of-print titles. This initiative—Hopkins Open Publishing: Encore Editions—created open access digital editions as well as print-on-demand paperback editions of works representing some of the most intellectually and academically consequential scholarship published by Hopkins Press.

We continue to look for opportunities to open our backlist content as well as to publish open access editions of timely and essential work from the onset, such as Can Fixing Dinner Fix the Planet and The Low-Density University .

A full list of open access titles is available here. 


The Hopkins Press Journals Division has a long history of working with our publishing partners to create new and innovative models for providing access to the scholarship that we publish.  We are committed to working with the scholarly community to develop  flexible, future-thinking  access solutions for each of our journals, such as the, an open-access, non-peer-reviewed online platform for Theatre Journal and Theatre Topics, and the Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform, winner of the 2019 Prose Award for Innovations in Journal Publishing. 

All Hopkins Press journals support green and gold OA publication options in addition to traditional subscription-based access. For more information visit our Journals Open Access page.

Project MUSE

Project MUSE offers open access books, journals, and digital humanities works from several distinguished university presses, scholarly societies, and independent not-for-profit academic publishers. Through our open access hosting programs, we are able to offer publishers a platform for their OA content which ensures visibility, discoverability, and wide dissemination. These materials are freely available to libraries and users around the world.

Browse All Open Access Content on MUSE

OA Books on MUSE Books are made open access on MUSE through a variety of funding initiatives, including Knowledge Unlatched, NEH Humanities Open Book grants, TOME, and individual publisher programs.

MUSE Open, an initiative supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation, enables Project MUSE to distribute selected OA books in browser-native HTML5 format, with enhanced functionality.