How to Make a Book Partial Open Access

Make a Book Partial Open Access Using CG Scholar

Step-by-Step Guide


Book authors/editors and authors of book chapters can register for partial open access publication. Our open access publications are licensed using the Creative Commons license, “Attribution-Non-Commercial-No-Derivatives 4.0 International” (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Visit our Partial Open Access webpage for more information about our open access book chapters.

After completing these steps, you will receive notification from our editorial staff when your publication has been updated, making it free to download and licensed under the (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) Creative Commons license.

How to Register for Open Access

Step 1: Find, Click, & Pay

  • Select the purchase option for “PDF $250.00” and follow the instructions in CG Scholar to complete your payment for the open access registration.

Step 2: Download Your Copy

  • After completing your payment, visit your library/purchases to download the Open Access PDF. Then, enter the details as indicated on the form.
  • (You must login to your CG Scholar account to view and download the the form.)

  • When completing the form, please include your Order Number and Transaction ID to help us confirm your payment. These can be found on your payment receipt and by logging into your CG Scholar profile and viewing your orders.

  • Visit My Library/Purchases View My Order

Step 3: Send the Registration Form

  • After saving a copy for your personal records, please finalize your open access registration by sending a copy of your form to us at so we can make your book chapter open access.

Send in My OA Form

Open Access Terms

After completing payment for Open Access registration, you will download your personal copy of the Open Access Agreement. Your copy of the agreement will contain the terms quoted below as well as a brief form for providing your book chapter information and contact details.

Open Access Publication Agreement: Book Chapter

In conjunction with the terms of the Book Publication Agreement, this document amends the copyright terms to allow for partial open access of the book, this allows a specified chapter to be published open access. For a fee of $250 USD, a contributing author or editor can choose to make one chapter of the book open access by registering the chapter to be published open access (one registration per book chapter). Chapters published open access are made freely available in electronic format in Common Ground’s online bookstore.

Common Ground’s open access publications are protected with Some Rights Reserved as Public Licensed Material, available under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). The use of this material is permitted for non-commercial use provided the creator(s) and publisher receive attribution. No derivatives of this version are permitted. Official terms of this public license apply as indicated here: The open access option does not include publication in any commercial format; commercial use must be preapproved through a reprint agreement with Common Ground Research Networks.