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Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment

CABI Open Books

CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International) is an international not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. We are now able to support authors and collaborating organizations who wish to publish open access books across a wide range of subject areas within the applied life sciences and tourism. CABI believes that a crucial way to solve problems in agriculture and the environment is by creating, managing, curating and disseminating information. Through our experience in scientific research, publishing, knowledge management and communications, we can put know-how into the hands of the people who need it most


Click here to discover and download the full range of open access books from CABI

Freely available online
CABI Open Books are freely and immediately available online at CAB eBooks upon publication and are clearly labelled as 'open access'. They are accessible to anyone worldwide, which ensures distribution to the widest possible audience.

There are also other CABI products available under an open access models such as the Invasive Species Compendium.

High visibility
All CABI Open Books are indexed, down to chapter level, in CAB Abstracts and (where relevant) Global Health, bringing them to a global audience of researchers, teachers and students.

Authors retain copyright
CABI Open Books are published under the Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND (see Creative Commons for more information). This license allows people to download your work and share it with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change it in any way or use it commercially.

Many book types available
CABI Open Books accepts manuscripts for authored and edited books of academic monographs, practitioner books and conference proceedings to make small books of 128 – 256 pages, medium books of 257 – 416 pages and large books over 416 pages.

The highest quality standards
CABI Open Books are subject to the same high-level peer-review, production and publishing processes followed by traditional CABI books.  We offer excellent author care from our team of dedicated staff and will advise you on the best way to ensure maximum quality of your book for the price. Meet our team here...

CABI works for and with universities, national research and extension institutions, development agencies, the private sector, national and local governments, charities and foundations, farmers and non-governmental organizations.

We also publish titles on behalf of, or in association with, a number of learned societies, research institutes, commercial companies and donor organizations.

1. What does it cost to publish a CABI Open Book?

CABI prides itself on flexibility and our straightforward pricing policy means that we can customize our prices to your needs.

We charge a fee at the start of the publication process. The average price for an open access book is £10,000 but this can vary depending on the requirements of the project. Please get in touch for a full quote.

Please contact for further information.


2. I want to publish a CABI Open Book or I am interested in finding out more about CABI’s open access publishing. Who should I contact?

Please contact Caroline Makepeace, Head of Books Commissioning, by emailing