Open Access

All bu,press publications – except those protected by external copyright, most publications of the Faculty of Design and the Master Casaclima publications – are freely accessible and usable in according to the CC BY SA license.



The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) provides a searchable index to peer-reviewed monographs and edited volumes published under an Open Access business model, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher’s website. bu,press titels matching these criteria are included in the DOAB index.

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OAPEN is a public digital library containing externally peer-reviewed open access titles.

It currently offers over 2500 publications from more than 100 publishers in 18 countries.

OAPEN’s goal is to enhance the visibility and retrievability of high-quality publications – since 2013 far more than 2.5 million downloads have been registered.

OAPEN is recommended by the European Research Council for the deposit of monographs, book chapters and other long-text publications. bu,press titels matching the quality criteria are included in the OAPEN library.

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