Publish with Oxbow Books

Oxbow Books is dedicated to publishing important research in archaeology and related subjects from around the world as high-quality, attractive books. We publish in two imprints: Oxbow Books and Windgather Press, publishing a total of approximately 80 titles a year.

The Oxbow Books imprint publishes books covering all periods from prehistory through classical archaeology, the ancient Near East, Egyptology, the Middle Ages and post-medieval archaeology. Related fields such as environmental archaeology, landscape archaeology, archaeozoology, maritime and underwater archaeology are covered as well as wider examinations of archaeological practice and theory.

Windgather Press publishes accessible and attractive books on landscape history, landscape archaeology, and the history of Britain’s countryside and further afield, including garden history. The publications are designed not only for those professionally engaged in the subject, but also those with a serious amateur interest in landscape research.

What we offer our authors and editors:

  • Expertise with large, complex, multi-volume projects
  • Peer-review for monographs
  • High production standards
  • Fast turnaround time (6–8 months from receipt of manuscript)
  • Guidance from our helpful and efficient editorial and production team
  • Excellent worldwide marketing and distribution through Casemate UK
  • Simultaneous print and e-book publication

All of our books are published in printed format (whether hardback or paperback) and as e-books. We also give all authors the option to pursue Open Access publishing with us (see our Open Access policy for more information on this).

Our Team may be small but our enthusiasm for the books we publish is anything but. Our editorial, production and archaeological experience spans many years, so you can rest assured that your book is in very safe hands. We aim to publish your book within 6–8 months of receiving your manuscript and this is down to our tried and tested production process (see our Step-by-Step Production Process page for further information).

Whether you are looking to publish a single-author monograph, conference proceedings, or a multi-authored excavation report (and everything in between), if you would like to submit a proposal for either our Oxbow Books or Windgather Press imprint, please take a look at our Proposals section.

We also publish on behalf of, or co-publish with, a number of other organisations. Additional information on this is available here.

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