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ACLS Open Book Prize + Arcadia Open Access Publishing Award


The ACLS Open Book Prize + Arcadia Open Access Publishing Award from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) recognizes open access monographs that have demonstrated impact to the wider scholarly conversation and/or to nonacademic audiences through positive reviews, conventional or social media attention, prizes or other commendations. Each winning book will receive dual awards, presented to the authors and publishers in May 2024 at the ACLS Annual Meeting.

  • Authors receive the ACLS Open Access Book Prize, with a cash award of $20,000. 
  • Publishers receive the Arcadia Open Access Publishing Award, with a grant of $30,000 to support new open access titles.

Entries may be in the following categories:

  • History. Eligible works include historical examinations of all eras, geographical regions, peoples, and/or cultural developments through any theoretical lens.
  • Multimodal, born-digital works. Works that demonstrate effective and innovative use of the online environment in any humanistic discipline are eligible.

Submissions close September 1, 2023.

Full application due:
September 1, 2023

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