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Luminos is the Open Access publishing program for monographs from the University of California Press . With the same high standards for selection, peer review, production and marketing as our traditional program, Luminos is a transformative model, built as a partnership where costs and benefits are shared.

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University of California Press Luminos Membership

Luminos is a unique open access model from the University of California Press. Through Luminos libraries can help make important works in the humanities and social sciences freely accessible to every reader, everywhere. Membership fees are used to directly cover the costs of publishing around 45 titles per year, with any surplus added to an author waiver fund to support authors in getting their research out there .

Luminos’ OA model means both the benefits and costs of Open Access are shared among stakeholder communities, creating a more sustainable ecosystem for publishing scholarly works in the humanities and social sciences. You will support academics at your institution as authors at Luminos Member Library institutions receive discounts on Title Publication Fees. You will support Open Access as sustainable models help remove barriers to access for important scholarly work, including levelling the playing field between researchers in high- and low-income countries.