Open Access Information for Journals

Penn Press has a growing open-access program in journals and is the publisher of five Diamond open-access journals:  

We support these open-access models: 

Participation in the Open Access Community Investment Program (OACIP)
OACIP is a library-based crowdsourcing model to fund Platinum OA journals. Foucault Studies and Observational Studies have been accepted into this program for the next round of funding. Stakeholders’ investments will provide external copy-editing services and editorial office resources and will support the journal’s recent expansion from two issues per year to four.

Read more about the Foucault Studies funding opportunity.
Read more about the Observational Studies funding opportunity.

Our Open Access policies are responsive to changes in current research policy and we are happy to talk with authors to ensure compliance with mandates. Our author agreements for open-access articles allow for content to be distributed under a Creative Commons license. Please see your author agreement for details.

For questions about Penn Press’ rights and permissions policy for open-access articles, please visit our Rights and Permissions page

If you have a question about Open Access journals at Penn Press, please contact Jocelyn Dawson, Director of Journals, at