The publication of your book can be made in the following formats:​

  • open access book: PDF, ePub and others formats;

  • printed book: hardcover, paperback, and others

  • both formats: open access book and printed book.

If you choose to contract for both print and digital publication but do not request printing at the time of contracting, it can be requested at any time after publication. Additionally, by publishing in print, your book will be available in the PoD (Printing on Demand) system. You can purchase your book starting from just one unit, and anyone interested in your book can also buy it individually.

About Open Access Book

Pimenta Cultural Publisher assists authors in disseminating their findings and take them to the widest possible audience. The main objective of publishing your book is to disseminate knowledge and, based on your findings, have a positive impact on your field of study around the globe.

Here, you can publish your research as a digital book with open access and gain all the benefits that this type of publication can bring you academically and professionally.

Publishing your book or article in open access for free and permanently is a great advancement for the scientific field, as your research can be found anywhere in the world.

We have been publishing digital books in open access since the foundation of the publishing in 2012. We work with all areas of knowledge and have the necessary experience to ensure that your research is read and widely shared.

If you choose to only publish your digital book at first, it is possible to request adaptation and publication in print format whenever you wish. There is no set deadline for this, just inform us at any time.

About prices and funding institution

The publication of open access digital books can be funded directly by the authors or by non-profit or public funding institutions through grants, postgraduate programs, and universities through commitment or upfront payment. If the author pays for the book, it is possible to make installment payments for the contracted amounts.

Open Access Licence Agreement

When published, digital books are made available for reading and free download on the website of Pimenta Cultural, without the need for login or data submission, and on several national and international indexers under a Creative Commons License.

Digital books are published under the Creative Commons License – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International – CC BY-NC (CC BY-NC-ND), which grants the freedom of sharing and copying to anyone, while protecting their copyright. Although Creative Commons licenses allow for sharing and copying of works, the citation of passages and respect for authorship are protected under the Brazilian Copyright Law (Law 9.610/98). In Article 46, Section III, “the use of excerpts from any work, for the purposes of study, criticism, or controversy, as justified by the intended purpose, and including the author’s name and the source of the work, shall not constitute an infringement of copyright.”

Indexers and visibility

Our books are open to the public and distributed for free on the Pimenta Cultural website and various national and international indexers. Click here to learn more. They are also sent to over 400 registered university libraries in our mailing list and to more than 25,000 researchers, students, and teachers in our database.

About the length of the books

PDF (Portable Document Format) and ePub (Electronic Publication) are both digital formats for digital books, but there are some important differences between them.

Interactive, accessible and differentiated eBook

Our eBooks have a distinctive editorial and graphic design, and are not simply a PDF file.

The open access books published by Pimenta Cultural are in square format, with artwork created especially for each project. This is our identity and what helps to differentiate us, but we have more than that. Our digital books are really made for this purpose, they are not just a PDF file.

The eBooks are programmed with internal and external navigation links, bookmarks in the title and subtitle entries, hyperlinks in the table of contents and index, metadata programming and other details that further enrich the work.

All the works published by Pimenta Cultural strive to share knowledge widely. For this reason, the books have basic accessibility features, making it easier to identify headings and paragraphs. Images, graphics and other special elements can also be described at the request of the authors and subject to prior quotation. The content is open and can be read by screen readers.

The main aim of all this work is to ensure that the book has a wide audience, as well as being aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate.

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