University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield Computing and Library Services

Information Resources
United Kingdom

Primary Contact:
Megan Taylor
University Press Manager
44 (0) 1484 472219

Program Overview

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.

Year publishing activities began: 2007

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (0.6)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (85);  sales revenue (15)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): -5

Open access focus (1–5): 4

Advisory/editorial board: Y

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018: Journals: Divergence PressJournal of Performance MagicBritish Journal of PharmacyTeaching in Lifelong Learning: a journal to inform and improve practiceJournal of Creative Music SystemsFields: journal of Huddersfield student research Postgraduate Perspectives in HistoryBooks: Beerhouses, Brothels and BobbiesI, You, He, She, It

Library publications in 2018: campus­-based faculty-­driven journals (6)campus-­based student­ driven journals (1)                                  Monographs (2)

Number of open access titles: journals (7); monographs (2)

Number of paid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of hybrid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; multimedia/interactive content

Disciplinary specialties: history; music; education; art and design; pharmacy

Top publications: Beerhouses, Brothels and Bobbies (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: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): 0

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

External partners: OASPA, OAPEN, DOAB, DOAJ

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 are planning to publishe 2 further monographs in 2017-18 and are currently considering a number of new journal proposals.
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