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.
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. Read more »
Why We Post
Why We Post, a series of 11 titles based on UCL’s Global Social Media Project launches on 29 February 2016 Read more »
Partnership between UCL Press and Worldreader
Partnership will distribute free content to readers in the Global South. Read more »
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. Read more »
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. Read more »
New UCL Press Catalogue available
Spring/Summer catalogue now available online.Read more »
Books & Journals from UCL Press
Coming soon!How the World Changed Social Media by Daniel Miller; Elisabetta Costa; Nell Haynes; Tom McDonald; Razvan Nicolescu; Jolynna Sinanan; Juliano Spyer; Shriram Venkatraman and Xinyuan Wang
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. Read more »
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. Read more »
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 audience. Read 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 series Read more »