The University of Huddersfield Press was established in 2007 and has grown to become a primarily 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.
The Press is keen to support emerging researchers and foster research communities by providing a platform for developing academic areas. We align our activities with the key tenets and identified strategic priorities of the University of Huddersfield Research Strategy.
By publishing innovative research as open access we aim to improve access to scholarly work for the benefit of all.
In 2010 the Press was re-established with an editorial board consisting of consisting of key members of staff from CLS, the Research Office, Schools and the University Solicitor. The principles governing the Press going forward are that:
- All material published should be of high quality and peer reviewed
- As a general rule, material should be published on Open Access via the University Repository, in order to maximise the potential for dissemination to as wide an audience as possible. Publications may also be made available by print-on-demand.
- The Press will operate on a cost recovery profit sharing model, with any profits being reinvested into the Press
The University Press is managed by Computing and Library Services with decisions on which items to publish taken by the Press Editorial Board, following evaluation of proposals based on agreed criteria.
The University Press Editorial Board members are:
Prof Tim Thornton (Chair) Deputy Vice Chancellor
Dr Monty Adkins Research Leader, Music, Humanities & Media
Mr Martin Gill Head of Academic Services, Computing & Library Services
Prof Mike Kagioglou Dean, Art, Design & Architecture
Prof Jim McAuley Director, Institute for Research in Citizenship & Applied Human Sciences
Ms Rebecca McCall University Solicitor
Miss Megan Taylor University Press & Marketing Manager
Dr Tracy Turner Deputy Director, Research & Enterprise
Dr Martyn Walker Head of Staff Development & Student Liaison, School of Education & Professional Development
Mrs Susan White Director, Computing & Library Services