Reclaiming its license from commercial publishers, the University College London (UCL) Press, began operations under UCL’s Library Services in 2015 as “the first fully Open Access University Press in the UK”. The new vision and mission of the press includes using innovative technologies and ideas to establish open access as the primary scholarly publishing practice across disciplines. Most UCL Press journals are licensed with a CC-BY license. Books are licensed with a Creative Commons license chosen by the author. UCL Press’ commitment to open provides for a greater global reach for its content. The press’ use of flexible licensing options make way for innovative pedagogies and other creative scholarship that may not be possible with all rights reserved content.
In keeping with traditional quality measures, everything published through UCL Press is peer-reviewed. Although the press publishes a variety of formats, there is a focus on monographs with UCL Press publishing over 80 books in the past three years.
Explore a few UCL Press publications below:
- How the World Changed Social Media by Daniel Miller; Elisabetta Costa; Nell Haynes; Tom McDonald; Razvan Nicolescu; Jolynna Sinanan; Juliano Spyer; Shriram Venkatraman; Xinyuan Wang| February 2016
- Consumer Data Research by Paul Longley, James Cheshire and Alex Singleton | April 2018
- East India Company at Home, 1757-1857 by Margot Finn and Kate Smith | February 2018
- Brexit and Beyond: Rethinking the Futures of Europe, edited by Benjamin Martill and Uta Staiger | January 2018
- Treasures from UCL by Gillian Furlong | June 2015
- Key Concepts in Public Archaeology Edited by Gabriel Moshenska | September 2017
- Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Edited by Deepak Kalaskar, Peter E M Butler and Shadi Ghali | June 2016
- Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminifera 2e by Marcelle K. Boudagher-Fadel | October 2015
Or browse all eight UCL Press journals here.
For authors who want to publish open content through UCL Press, faculty, students, and other members of the UCL community publish for free. Authors who are not from UCL, are charged APCs (article processing charges) when applicable and BPCs (Book processing charges). However, waivers for BPCs are available for non-funded authors. Find out more about publishing through UCL Press here.
If you’d like to publish open content or if you’d like to use open content and don’t find what you need through UCL Press, there are many other options available. Take a look at the GSU Library’s Open Education Guide. Or, contact Denise Dimsdale, Affordable Learning Georgia Library Coordinator, at the GSU Library. The GSU Library is happy to assist instructors with locating open resources, publishing open content, and locating course content and library resources that provide affordable options for students and pedagogical opportunities for instructors.