ANN: A message from Berghahn Books to the academic community

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New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
Social Sciences, Anthropology, European History / Studies, Humanities

Dear Colleagues,


We wanted to reach out to you during these very difficult times to let you know that our thoughts are with all of you and your families as you try to cope with the personal and professional disruptions that this pandemic has brought upon all of us. 


Here are some of the ways we seek to help you overcome the challenges many of you – and your students – face in teaching and researching outside of your universities:


Unlimited User access for Library Ebooks

Berghahn Books supports its key library partners, ProQuest, EBSCO, and Gardners in granting students unlimited access to their library’s eBooks holdings for a 90-day period. Another important library partner for us, JSTOR, has always offered unlimited user access so you can find a wide selection of our titles going back many years there too.

As an early advocate of unlimited-user eBooks, we are proud to contribute to such initiatives especially as a great way to enable broad student access now and in the future. 

If your library does not hold the book you need, you can recommend it here:

Visit our eBooks page for details. 


Free and extended digital exam copies

For deciding on books for your current or upcoming semester’s class, we provide free digital inspection copies and have also extended the standard review period to 90 days.

Sign up for free e-inspection copies here. 


Free individual ebooks for individual use

For your remote research needs, we are offering free eBooks for individual users directly through our website until April 30 (for course use, please refer to the above library ebook options).

Use discount code REMOTE20. 


Open access ebooks and journals

As courses transition to online, we are offering a growing number of Open Access texts (many offered in both ePub and .pdf format) available for direct download from our website.

View the complete list of OA ebooks here. 


For open access journals, visit our journals site to access a number of OA articles as well as to learn about our Berghahn Open Anthro pilot, which makes all 2020 issues of this select anthropology collection available in open access thanks to the Subscribe-to-open model.

Free access to all Berghahn Journals

In addition to those BOA journals available open access, all Berghahn Journals – new issues and all back issues - will be made freely available through June 30.

View the journals list here:



You can find the latest developments for how we continue to tackle this current situation here.

If there are any other ways we can support you during this time, please get in touch. We will do our best. Our dedicated BB team is tackling these challenging times with creativity, positivity, and perseverance. Together we can get through this.


In the meantime, from our family to yours, we wish you and your loved ones good health.

We hope for better times ahead for everyone. 


With best wishes from all of us at Berghahn Books