Publishing world

by Julia Mortimer  |  22nd October 2019

Happy Open Access Week! At Bristol University Press and our imprint Policy Press we have long been supporters of responsible and fair Open Access (OA). We are proud of our positive relationship with the academic community we serve, and we want our authors’ work to gain as wide a readership as possible. OA fundamentally supports Read More

by Rebecca Tomlinson  |  3rd October 2019

The thought of getting published can be daunting. At Bristol University Press we want to make sure that research that has the potential to impact positively on the world is out there, so we are keen to support first-time authors and early career researchers on the journey to publication. Here Rebecca Tomlinson, our Editor for Read More

Social scientists aren’t always very good at remembering their own history. Also, their research doesn’t build as intelligently on what has gone before, as research in some other disciplines. This means that texts which were trail-blazing and influential at the time, and which are still relevant today, can be forgotten unless active attempts are made Read More

by Alison Shaw  |  4th July 2019

It is that time of year again when we are out at conferences, meeting our authors, editors, readers and making new connections. At these events, we’re often asked about becoming Bristol University Press and where Policy Press now fits. When we launched Policy Press (PP) in 1996, our very first conference was the Social Policy Read More

by Åsa Wettergren, Nathan Manning and Mary Holmes  |  6th June 2019

This week Bristol University Press proudly launches the first issue of Emotions and Society. Editors in Chief Mary Holmes and Åsa Wettergren, and Co-Editor Nathan Manning introduce the inaugural issue out now. With a sense of amused irony, the editorial team have reflected on the highly emotional, as well as long intellectual and administrative journey Read More

Welcome to the Transforming Society blog, featuring insights from our authors, editors and contributors that bring evidence, commentary and debate to a wider audience. Its aim is to tell the stories at the heart of the research, allowing the work to have an even greater impact on the way people think about the world.…Read more

by Victoria Pittman  |  1st March 2019

This Academic Book Week, and ten months after the publication of the first Bristol University Press title, Victoria Pittman, our Head of Commissioning, looks back over the year, showcasing our lists so far.…Read more

To celebrate the 10 year collaboration between Voluntary Sector Review, the Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham and the Voluntary Sector Studies Network, key articles are free to read until April 2019.…Read more

In our last blog piece of 2018, Chief Executive Alison Shaw looks at the recent UN report on UK poverty and how there is hope for change in publishing research that challenges inequality, prejudice and poor political and economic decisions.…Read more

by Julia Mortimer  |  23rd October 2018

As part of Open Access Week, Julia Mortimer talks about the exciting Open Access content and initiatives at Bristol University Press and Policy Press…Read more