University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield Computing and Library Services

Information Resources
United Kingdom

Primary Contact:
Graham Stone
Information Resources Manager
44 (0) 1484 472042

Program Overview

The University of Huddersfield Press publishes books, journals, and sound recordings. It provides an outlet for publication for University authors, to encourage new and aspiring authors to publish in their areas of subject expertise, and to raise the profile of the University through the Press publications. The principles governing the University of Huddersfield Press are that (i) all material published should be of high quality and peer reviewed; (ii) as a general rule, material should be published open access via the University Repository, in order to maximize the potential for dissemination to as wide an audience as possible (publications may also be made available by print-on-demand); and (iii) the Press will operate on a cost-recovery profit-sharing model, with any profits being reinvested into the Press.

Year publishing activities began: 2010

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1); paraprofessional staff (0.5)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (15); non-library campus budget (55); grants (15); grants (15); sales revenue (15)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2016: journals (4); monographs ()

Library publications in 2016: campus-based faculty driven journals (7); monographs (2)

Number of open access titles: campus-based faculty driven journals (7); monographs (3)

Number of paid titles: monographs (6)

Number of hybrid titles: monographs (3)

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; multimedia/interactive content; music; CDs and downloads

Disciplinary specialties: history; music; education; art and design; performance magic

Top publications: Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (monograph); Noise In and as Music (monograph); Fields: journal of Huddersfield student research (journal); Identity Papers (journal); Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Journal to Inform and Improve Practice (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 85

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): EPrints

Digital preservation strategy: Portico

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); marketing; outreach; training; analytics; ISSN registry; ISBN registry; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; business model development; budget preparation; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; hosting supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: We plan to publish a further journal title in 2015-2016 and have a number of other titles in development. We also have a number of monographs and CDs in preparation for 2016.
We now have two journals listed in DOAJ; Teaching in lifelong learning and Journal of performance magic, we will submit a further two in 2016. In addition, we also have our open access monographs listed in DOAB. View All Entries