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.
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.
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Monograph peer review process
- The Publishing Manager will work with the author to ensure the official proposal form and any supporting content is ready to be submitted to the Press Editorial Board, where a decision will be made as to whether to proceed with the proposal. The Board may request revisions, clarification or additional information on any issues before making the decision.
- If the Board regards the proposal appropriate for further consideration, the Publishing Manager will organise for the content to be peer reviewed by relevant independent external field experts. This process can take up to three months to complete depending on availability of reviewers and complexity of content.
- Peer review comments are collated and communicated to the author as feedback. The author is then asked to respond to the peer reviews and address any issues or respond to any suggestions which may have been made.
- Once the peer review process has been concluded to a level considered satisfactory by the Board, the monograph can then be accepted and passed to the Publishing Manager to begin production.
- The Board reserves the right to decline the proposal at any point in the consideration process, in which case the Publishing Manager will discuss with the author how to proceed.
Open Institutional Publishing Association
We are very proud to be a member of the Open Institutional Publishing Association (OIPA), which formally launches in Autumn 2023. This group is a community of practice for publishing operations affiliated with institutions which are striving for open access, from small and medium-sized university presses to individuals based within university libraries working on scholarly journals. The association offers a new infrastructure to support non-commercial open access publishing within the UK, creating a forum to share advice, information, resources, training and best practice.