UCL Press Spring 2016  Newsletter
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UCL Press Newsletter: Spring 2016

We are delighted to welcome you to the first issue of the UCL Press newsletter. In this newsletter you will find details of all of our new and upcoming titles, along with reviews, events and media coverage about UCL Press. In the first seven months of UCL Press, we have published 8 books and 2 journals. Our books have been downloaded by over 16,000 readers in more than 150 countries worldwide, and our readership is constantly growing.

AnnouncementsUCL Press Catalogue

  • Open Access reaches readers around the world... 
    With more than 15,000 readers in 8 months, Lara Speicher takes a look at the reach of UCL Press. 
  • Why We Post
    Why We Post, a series of 11 titles based on UCL’s Global Social Media Project launches on 29 February 2016 
  • Partnership between UCL Press and Worldreader
    Partnership will distribute free content to readers in the Global South. 
  • Jewish Historical Studies: Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England joins UCL Press.
    The official journal of the Jewish Historical Society of England, first published in 1839, becomes open access. 
  • Professor Laura Vaughan elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
    Prof. Laura Vaughan, editor of Suburban Urbanities, appointed Fellow of the prestigious Royal Historical Society. 
  • New UCL Press Catalogue available
    Spring/Summer catalogue now available online.

Books & Journals from UCL Press



UCL Press in the Media

  • Academic Book of the Future 
    Coverage of Academic Book of the Future’s innovative new format, BOOC, in Bookseller 
  • Vice-Provost (Research) View on Open Access
    UCL Press mentioned as a key part of UCL’s open access plans in Vice Provost (Research)’s communications to UCL community 
  • “Suburbs Are Urban Too”
    Excerpt from Suburban Urbanities appeared in The Atlantic’s Citylab section
  • UCL Portico Pays Tribute to Lisa Jardine
    Excerpt from Temptation in the Archives by the late Lisa Jardine in Portico, UCL alumni magazine 
  • London Book Fair Academic Newsletter
    UCL Press’ Lara Speicher’s Futurebook appearance included in the London Book Fair Academic Newsletter 
  • UKSG Insights: UCL Press: the UK’s 'first fully open access' university press
    Article by Paul Ayris and Lara Speicher in Insights describes the process of setting up UCL Press. 

Out & About

Upcoming Events
  • Launch of Why We Post (29 February 2016)
    Publication of the first three books in the Why We Post series, in addition to the Why We Post MOOC and website. 
  • Open Access Publishing for Early Career Researchers (9 March 2016)
    Join UCL Press and De Gruyter Open to discuss open access for early career and PhD researchers. This session will cover the benefits of publishing in open access early in a researcher’s career, in addition to the different models that exist. 
  • Research Libraries UK Conference: Library Publishing (10 March 2016)
    Lara Speicher and Alison Major present a workshop on setting up an institutional publishing operation.
  • UK University Presses conference, Liverpool (16-17 March) Lara Speicher presents case studies about library publishing, with a focus on UCL Press
Call for Proposals
  • Spotlights: A new series of short monographs from UCL Press: Proposals for short monographs are invited for a brand new short monograph series that aims to make new and defining academic projects accessible to a wide audienceRead more » 
  • Academic Book of the Future: The AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project invites submissions for its BOOC (Book as Open Online Content). Authors are welcome to discuss any aspect of academic publishing and its future; for example, peer review, the role of the editor, the academic bookshop of the future, copyright, libraries, open access, digital publishing and technology. Suitable content will undergo peer review before being published. Read more » 
  • Architecture_MPS / AMPS (Architecture, Media, Politics, Society) invites applications for book and journal editors to work on Architecture_MPS (ISSN 2050-9006) and the forthcoming Housing-Critical Futures serieRead more » 
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