The University of London Press builds on a century of publishing tradition with its current programme of cutting-edge humanities research. We are a non-profit, predominantly open access university press with a mission to support humanities researchers through our work and partnerships.
As part of the School of Advanced Study in the University of London, we receive a special funding strand from Research England to support the School’s mission of research, promotion and facilitation for humanities research nationally. The majority of our books are published as open access to support the broadest dissemination and global access to our publishing programme, and we are interested in emerging models of open access publication. All our open access titles are also published in print, both hardback and paperback editions, and go through a rigorous peer review process to ensure our publications are high-quality. Where necessary, we also publish non-open access titles – for example, projects where there is a significant amount of third-party material included in the book which would limit its publication as an open access edition. To date, our open access titles have been downloaded more than 500,000 times globally.
Our publishing programme spans key humanities disciplines, including History, Literature, Modern Languages, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Classical Studies, Law, Art History and Cultural Studies, and we are interested in expanding our list in areas such as Digital Humanities and Environmental Humanities. We publish monographs, edited collections, short-form books (20-50,000 words) and a selection of open access journals .
We offer authors a personal, supportive and professional publishing experience – if you have a proposal you’d like to discuss, please see our page on publishing with us.