Language Science Press




Led by the renowned linguistic scholars Stefan Müller (Humboldt-Universität Berlin) and Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History), Language Science Press (LSP) publishes high quality, peer-reviewed Open Access books in the fields of linguistics. By leveraging existing institutional infrastructures and utilising highly efficient work processes, Language Science Press titles are offered at significantly lower prices compared to traditional publishers. At the same time, these titles are made freely accessible to readers worldwide, broadening the impact of the works.

Language Science Press publishes fully Open Access books under the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY). They are a community-based worldwide organisation with supporters from MIT, Harvard, Yale, Zurich, Berlin, Sydney, Hong Kong, and others. To name but a few, Noam Chomsky, Adele Goldberg, and Steven Pinker have all lent their support to Language Science Press and the library partnership model set up by Knowledge Unlatched.

LSP is the leading academic-led Open Access initiative in the field of linguistics and much of its success is due to the very active community of linguists, now totalling over 1,000 members. The community has also played an active role in promoting the Language Science Press initiative to institutions worldwide. Thanks to the cooperative financing model, there are no publishing costs to authors as these are covered by the funding from institutions from all over the world.

Thanks to library support in 2017, a total of 90 books were made available Open Access in the period between 2018 and 2020. And thanks to library support in 2020, another 90 books will have been published Open Access by the end of 2023.


Why Support Language Science Press?

Cooperative Model
The Benefits
Pricing Structure
Cooperative Model

Through Knowledge Unlatched, Language Science Press seeks to raise enough financial support from libraries, institutions, and individuals for a period of three years.

With this support, Language Science Press can make 33 titles per year freely available to readers all around the world, completely free of any Book Processing Charges (BPCs).

The Benefits

Low Price per Title

The amount of support per institution translates to €40 for an online version of a title (DRM-free). This represents about a 50% discount compared to traditional multi-user license deals.


Support a New Way of Publishing

Language Science Press is a new, innovative way of publishing. You can support a way for scholars to take back control of publishing. Your researchers can submit and publish Open Access without any BPC charges.


High Quality Content

Language Science Press has a unique network of reputable scholars who are already publishing with them. With your support, LSP will make 99 new titles in linguistics with assured quality accessible to scholars worldwide.

Pricing Structure

Price per year over a period of 3 years. (Price excl. VAT):

$ 1,400 / € 1,300 / £ 1,150

Supporting Institutions

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