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by Rebecca Megson-Smith with Karen Rowlingson  |  16th June 2022

Rebecca Megson-Smith speaks to Karen Rowlingson, Chair of the Social Policy Association, about their collaboration with Policy Press to promote the discipline of social policy, and in turn tackle today’s most important social challenges and problems.…Read more

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Commissioning Editor Rebecca Tomlinson outlines the benefits to authors of publishing Open Access with Bristol University Press.…Read more

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by Katherine Smith  |  20th December 2021

The launch of ’The Unequal Pandemic: Health Inequalities and COVID-19’ as Open Access follows six months of media, academic and policy maker interest in how COVID-19 is experienced unequally in society.…Read more

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by Palash Kamruzzaman  |  29th October 2021

Palash Kamruzzaman looks at why equity in knowledge production across the Global North and Global South is so important, and what specific challenges Global South scholars face.…Read more

by Tara Lamont  |  27th October 2021

Tara Lamont explains why research dissemination to online communities and journalists is no less important than other forms of scholarly engagement, and why Open Access publishing provides the best of both worlds.…Read more

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by Julia Mortimer  |  25th October 2021

Julia Mortimer, Journals and Open Access Director at Bristol University Press, welcomes in Open Access Week 2021 and explains how Bristol University Press is leading the way towards a more equitable publishing landscape.…Read more

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by Liz Allen and Elizabeth Marincola  |  23rd September 2021

Liz Allen and Elizabeth Marincola consider what more needs to be done to allow researchers from the Global South to benefit fully from innovations in research publishing. …Read more

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The need to care for all citizens regardless of background is ever more critical. Bristol University Press Chief Executive Alison Shaw marks 25 years of publishing for social change.…Read more

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Patrick Gamsby charts 10 years of the Open Access movement, and explores the connections and importance of transcending barriers that can be found in both OA and interdisciplinarity.…Read more

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by Sarah Bird  |  26th April 2021

Sarah Bird, Managing Editor, introduces the new Global Social Challenges Journal, a new, interdisciplinary, non-profit, open access journal, with a mission to question, explore and navigate our way through the social aspects of the challenges that face us.…Read more