University Presses on ScienceOpen

University Presses on ScienceOpen

ScienceOpen’s ever-growing network is constantly being enriched with content from a diverse range of publishers, including many university presses and journals. Our platform can help universities by contextualizing their research and promoting it in our discovery network and beyond.

Our open-access hosting services for university presses include the creation and maintenance of high-quality XML metadata; pdf hosting with an automatic deposit to Crossref; a peer-review management dashboard for open or single-blind peer review; customized publisher branding; access to our dynamic search and filtering tools; long-term archiving, and much more.

In today’s article, we want to focus on the list of university presses that have chosen ScienceOpen to publish their journals and research, as well as the various fields of research that their publications cover.

UCL Press

Our long-standing partnership with UCL Press has been marked by the provision of various publishing solutions, which serve as the best example of the wide range of services available to university presses on ScienceOpen.

UCL Press, based at University College London, is UK’s first fully Open Access university press. They combine the benefits of traditional scholarly publishing with a progressive, forward-thinking ethos on dissemination, by utilizing innovative digital solutions to provide a fast, quality-driven publishing service.

ScienceOpen currently hosts 14 journals, as well as numerous special series and issues, researcher, and thematic collections by UCL Press.

We recently assisted them in the creation of themed collections containing research by UCL-affiliated authors. These collections, which promote the University’s research output in a unique and interactive format, are just one of the many services that University presses can take advantage of through ScienceOpen’s discovery platform.

To get a better idea of how your research collections might look on our platform, have a look at the UCL Research Collections webpage.

Amsterdam University Press

Amsterdam University Press Books is one of the world’s leading scholarly publishers, with books in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences currently being indexed on our platform. ScienceOpen has also provided expert technical assistance in the creation of rich, machine-readable metadata as well as the assignment and deposit of Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to Crossref for AUP.

AUP is an acronym that stands for scholarly excellence, global presence, and participation in the international academic community.

Their goal is to make current research available to scholars, students, innovators, and the public. AUP publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed academic books in English, textbooks for universities and higher education, journals, and major reference works. 

University of Buckingham Press     

University of Buckingham Press is an independent publishing company that works closely with the University of Buckingham, the UK’s first private university. You can currently access different publications from 7 UBP journals on ScienceOpen, covering subjects including education, humanities, art, law, medicine, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and the environment.

We collaborate with the University of Buckingham Press not only on promoting their journals on our network but also on distributing content to key academic content repositories and assisting with metadata enhancement.

Michigan Publishing

The University of Michigan Press (UMP) is another leading publisher and distributor of books and digital projects in the field of humanities and social sciences.

ScienceOpen’s collaboration with Michigan Publishing has been focusing on updating and delivering rich metadata to Crossref, including abstracts and machine-readable open-access license information, to improve discoverability. ScienceOpen promotes these titles on our platform by linking back to the Publisher’s content page and the online store where the books can be purchased.

Michigan Publishing is dedicated to making its publications and electronic media available to the widest possible audience, and ScienceOpen is honored to be able to assist in increasing the dissemination of its authors’ scholarship to an international audience.

UUM Press

Universiti Utara Malaysia Press publishes original research in Malay and English. Established in 1988 as a department of the university, UUM Press has evolved today into a dedicated and dynamic scholarly publishing house that has published over 600 books and eight reputable journals, all of which are available on ScienceOpen.

Its publications include peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, and research-based titles in business management, accounting, information technology, education, communication, and the social sciences and humanities.

Unisa Press – University of South Africa

The University of South Africa (Unisa) is located in Pretoria, one of the three capitals of South Africa, and serves a huge student population of nearly 400,000.

Unisa Press is the largest university press in Africa, publishing both books and journals.

Our collaboration with the University of South Africa (Unisa) Press has focused on the development and maintenance of their preprint server, UnisaRxiv.

UnisaRxiv will serve as a forum for open peer-review of preprint manuscripts and the rapid dissemination of the most recent findings in a variety of fields. Researchers at all stages of their careers are encouraged to submit high-quality research manuscripts, including early-career researchers, professionals, and senior scholars.

Bristol University Press

Bristol University Press is another scholarly publisher on ScienceOpen.

BUP aims to publish world-class scholarship that advances theory, knowledge, and learning both within and outside of academia. This vibrant university press challenges the status quo, advocates for social justice, and reframes ideas in a global context.

We have collaborated with BUP to create a COVID-19 Collection that investigates some of the social consequences of the pandemic, such as research into the role of COVID-19 in shifting political power boundaries, rising levels of poverty, increased social isolation, etc. At the same time, their Journal of Poverty and Social Justice (JPSJ) is part of our network, and it provides an internationally unique forum for leading research on the topics of poverty and social justice.

University of Westminster Press

The University of Westminster Press is a digital-first open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic books, policy briefs, and journals that was launched in 2015. It publishes widely in the social sciences, humanities, and in environmental studies across its range of books and journals. 

Their publications focus on areas that reflect the teaching and research strengths of the University of Westminster in social sciences and humanities, environment and cities, media arts and design, and other subject areas. On ScienceOpen you can find publications from three of their journals: Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture; Silk Road: A Journal of Eurasian Development, and Anthropocenes – Human, Inhuman, Posthuman, as well as the UWP Books collection.

University of Maribor

Founded in 2008, the University of Maribor Press operates on a modern basis and meets the demands of today’s rapidly changing scientific communication.

Its main mission is to take care of the publishing activities of the University of Maribor or its members and, most importantly, to disseminate the achievements of authors from the University of Maribor and other esteemed authors as widely as possible online.

UMP publishes books and magazines, textbooks, and other publications in various fields of science, technology, art, humanities, and social sciences. It publishes both print and electronic publications. ScienceOpen is currently hosting its UMP Books Collection, together with the publications of two journals: Lexonomica – Journal of Law and Economics and Medicine, Law and Society.

University of Huddersfield Press

The University of Huddersfield Press was established in 2007 and has grown to become an open-access publisher of high-quality research. Our authors and editorial boards bring international research expertise and a strong orientation to practice and real-world application to their publications.

By publishing innovative research as open access, the University of Huddersfield Press aims to improve access to scholarly work for the benefit of all.

Their content on ScienceOpen includes their book collection (Huddersfield Books) and publications from two journals: The British Journal of Pharmacy and the Journal of Creative Music Systems.

Liverpool University

Liverpool University Press is the third oldest university press in the United Kingdom, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since 1899, including the work of Nobel prize winners. LUP has rapidly expanded in recent years to become an award-winning academic publisher that produces approximately 130 books a year, 39 journals, and a number of digital resources, specializing in literature, modern languages, history, and visual culture.

LUP’s mission is to disseminate high-quality scholarly research and to promote learning and culture through the publication of books and journals.

LUP currently publishes 130 books and 39 journals per year, with a focus on Ancient History and Classics, Archival Studies, History, Irish Studies, Literary Studies, Medieval Studies, Modern Languages, and Postcolonial Studies, Religious Studies, Urban Planning, and Visual Culture.

Other Journals, books and publications from University Presses

Our list of Universities includes also:

  • Universidad de La Laguna
  • Universitat de Valencia
  • University of Bejaia
  • University of Florence
  • University of Haripur
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Queensland Press
  • University of Sao Paulo
  • University of Sarajevo
  • University of Skopje
  • University of Split

ScienceOpen’s diverse offer for University Presses

ScienceOpen has a lot to offer university publishers, in addition to an ever-expanding portfolio of services. Integrating publications in the form of featured Collections creates a new channel for academic research, allowing it to reach audiences outside of the university.

Have you heard of our INTEGRATOR, which can now integrate your ScienceOpen collection into YOUR website?

If you have a ScienceOpen journal collection or are looking for ways to promote your journal, please contact Stephanie Dawson, ScienceOpen’s CEO, to set up a meeting and learn more about our publishing solutions.


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