Open Access Resources - Publishers
Posted by Huddersfield Press on 2020-05-07
Third in our series of Open Access resources are publishers! First of all, there is our fellow Yorkshire OA university press White Rose University Press, which is a collaboration between York, Leeds and Sheffield University. They welcome publications from a wide range of academic disciplines. One of their latest publications is Voices and Practices in Applied Linguistics on research in applied linguistics around the theme of diversity in and of applied linguistics.
Another northern press that publishes open access is Liverpool university press, who specialise in literature, modern languages, history and visual culture. Other British presses include:
Their focus lies within the humanities and social sciences, although they also have an interdisciplinary selection of OA books on sciences. Currently, their forthcoming series are ‘Textbooks of World and Minority Languages’ and ‘Ageing with Smartphones’.
Ubiquity Press is a researcher-led OA press and also provides the Ubiquity Partner Network (UPN) for open access publishers. Their books and journals cover a wide range of disciplines. Some of their recent publications include Communicating the Past in the Digital Age and Educational visions; The lessons from 40 years of innovation.
University of Westminster Press
Publishing by this press reflects the research strength of the University of Westminster; social sciences and humanities, science and technology, and media arts and design amongst others. Recent publications include Achieving Viability for Public Service Media in Challenging Settings and Incorporating the Digital Commons; Corporate Involvement in Free and Open Source Software. A handy resource for students by UWP is The Media and Communications Study Skills Student Guide.
Cardiff university press is another open access university press. Their publications are mainly in the humanities, although they have also published Like Any Other Woman on the experiences of sufferers of gynaecological cancer and Deconstructing Martial Arts on the relation of martial arts and society.
This is just a brief overview of just a small selection of Open Access presses in the UK, although there are many many more. Not just in the UK, but also internationally- especially for specialised materials. In our next and last post, we will discuss some Public Domain books and platforms for them. Make sure to keep an eye out for this new blog post or follow us on Twitter (@HudUniPress), Facebook (/hudunipress) or Instagram (@HuddersfieldUniversityPress)
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