Proud Pen Limited, 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden , London WC2H 9JQ

Publishing Fee

Open Access Publishing Fee and Services

All work published by Proud Pen can be accessed, downloaded, and shared by anyone. All you need is a mobile device or computer and an internet connection. We make knowledge accessible. The Open Access Publishing Fee allows us to cover the publication costs, and provide our staff and authors with the tools needed to publish and distribute high-quality academic work.

The fees are kept at the lowest level possible to make it feasible for any researcher to get a book published with Proud Pen.

Our publication fees:


Open Access Chapter
(up to 25 pages)
Open Access Compacts
(50-150 pages)
Open Access Books
(up to 400 pages)
 £450 £2,500 £5,500
Please note that if your manuscript exceeds the page limits specified above, you will need to pay an additional fee of £30 per page. The fee is due once your submission has been accepted for publication.


What Services You Receive as an Author

The Open Access Publishing Fee gives you access to the following publishing services as an author:

  • A dedicated Author Service Manager, who will support you throughout the process and coordinate your work with your editor
  • Proofreading and copyediting
  • Coordination of your manuscript between the editor and the assigned reviewers during the peer review stage
  • Formatting of the book to prepare it for publication
  • Electronic citation via DOI
  • Distribution of your published book to Public Pen’s entire network

Who Can Pay the Open Access Publishing Fee

Proud Pen does not put limitations on who can submit their manuscript for publication. Therefore, the fee can be paid by the author, their academic institution, or a sponsor.

Please note that funding information must be disclosed during the submission stage. Failure to do so may result in an automatic rejection.

Benefits of Publishing Open Access

There are a number of benefits of the open access publication.

Exponentially higher readership

Each book, chapter, and compact published by Proud Pen are freely and permanently accessible to anyone in the world. This means that your work has the potential to reach a significantly wider audience than through subscription-based publications.

Stronger exposure

We publish each manuscript in a variety of digital formats to allow users to read, share, embed, and download your work using any device, anywhere in the world. This means that you drastically increase not simply the number of readers, but the number of citations, shares, and mentions of your work.

Full copyright retention

Your work will be protected under a Creative Commons license, which allows for free distribution of your work while requiring adherence to strict citation rules. Our authors retain copyright.

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