Publishing world

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 Mary Holmes, Åsa Wettergren and Nathan Manning  |  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

by Emma Galli and Giampaolo Garzarelli  |  20th April 2018

Emma Galli and Giampaolo Garzarelli discuss the past, and future, of the Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice as it relaunches through Bristol University Press.…Read more

by Jessie Daniels  |  9th September 2016

Jessie Daniels explains why she is so passionate about open access to information - with links to download chapter 1 of her new book, 'Being a Scholar in the Digital Era', for free.…Read more