Scottish Universities Press

SCURL (Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries). Covers the following academic libraries: Abertay University, University of Dundee, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, University of Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University, The Glasgow School of Art, Heriot Watt University, The Open University, Queen Margaret University, Robert Gordon University, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, SRUC, University of St Andrews, University of Stirling, University of Strathclyde, University of the Highlands and Islands, University of the West of Scotland

Consortium · United Kingdom

Scottish Universities Press

Gillian Daly, SUP Press Manager

Program Overview

The Scottish Universities Press (SUP) aims to provide a clear and cost-effective route for researchers to make their work freely available to a global and more diverse audience, realising the ambition to extend the impact of research across the whole of society. SUP will explore alternative approaches to academic publishing that are of the academy and have the needs of the academy at the core.
  • Publishing activities began: 2022
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 1 - Pilot
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: Yes
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1.5
  • Individual people: 2
  • Funding sources: Charge backs/cost sharing

Publishing Activities

  • Monographs


  • Internal partners:  Individual faculty
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: Yes
    Some SCURL member libraries do manage other publishing entities at their institutions
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
    Some SCURL member libraries do manage other publishing entities at their institutions
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Open to working with any external partner
  • Types of publications should other publishers refer to your program: Monographs or edited collections in any subject by an academic at a participating SCURL member institution.
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Software & Platforms:
  • OMP

Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Digital preservation services under discussion