At UC Press, open access—the free, immediate, unrestricted, online access to peer-reviewed research and scholarly work—is central to our mission to amplify scholarship that has the potential to fundamentally change how people think, lead, and live.

Who benefits from open access? Everyone. Authors can share their work with global audiences without cost barriers. Libraries can provide their patrons with a wide range of content more affordably. Readers gain easy access to the information they need, when they need it. And when paired with Creative Commons licenses allowing liberal sharing and adapting of these outputs of scholarly research, research itself benefits.

UC Press publishes five open-access journals and one open-access scholarly monograph program

Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene
Elementa is a high-impact (Impact Factor: 6.053), transdisciplinary journal committed to accelerating scientific solutions to the challenges presented by our era of human impact on the environment.
Read recent articles in Elementa

Collabra: Psychology
Collabra: Psychology is the official journal of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS), publishing articles across seven broad subfields of psychology, as well as a special section dedicated to methodology and research practice.
Read recent articles in Collabra: Psychology.
Read Editor-in-Chief Simine Vazire’s Open Access Week 2021 blog post, “How We Open Knowledge

Advances in Global Health
Advances in Global Health is a new journal published in collaboration with the UC Global Health Institute, one which takes a different approach to publishing research in the field of global health by aligning the journal with several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Read Editor-in-Chief Craig Cohen’s blog post launching the journal.
Read Section Editor Sarah Ssali’s call for papers, COVID-19, gender and health.

Media+Environment is a journal of ecomedia research, seeking to foster dialogue within a fast-growing global community of researchers and creators working to understand and address the myriad ways that media and environments affect, inhabit, and constitute one another. Media+Environment is organized into a series of “streams,” or issues.
Read recent Media+Environment streams

Civic Sociology
Civic Sociology is a new open-access journal from UC Press that aims to reconstruct the disciplinary knowledge of sociology by re-focusing research in three particular directions oriented to problem-solving and professional practice, local and regional issues, and normative and ethical reflection.
Read recent articles in Civic Sociology

Luminos is UC Press’s open-access publishing program for scholarly monographs. 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.
Browse recent Luminos titles