About the Press

The University of Warwick Press (UWP) is an open access, digital, publisher of academic journals and books.  The press publishes across a wide range of academic disciplines, reflecting the diversity of research undertaken by the University.  The press is run and managed by the University of Warwick but welcomes proposals from across the academic community.

As a press we are committed to open access dissemination of research and teaching materials while maintaining the academic quality of the work we disseminate.  The press is designed to be a place where researchers and academics can experiment and innovate their approach to publishing.



The University of Warwick Press serves the academic community by following a number of key principles:

  1. Supporting open access

We support the principles of open access to research, and our primary purpose is to make scholarly works freely available in digital form, ensuring that academic output is disseminated as widely as possible. All our digital publications are made available under Creative Commons Licences which means that the copyright stays with the author and they decide how others can reuse their work.

  1. Ensuring quality

We are committed to ensuring academic quality, regardless of the format of the publication. Our publications undergo a rigorous process of peer review and quality control.

  1. Supporting innovation in publishing

As well as mainstream academic journals and books we want to support scholars working in specialist areas, and to collaborate with authors and editors experimenting with new publishing forms. Our innovative publishing model means that we can support small and experimental publications, as well as more traditional formats.



We support open access publication of books, journals, conference proceedings, short-form monographs, and data journals, and we are always open to proposals in other publishing formats. Our subject scope reflects a broad range of disciplines including arts and humanities, social sciences, science and technology, engineering, health sciences, and medicine. We welcome proposals from across the academic community, not just from academics within the University of Warwick.


Open access publishing

As an open access digital publisher, the University of Warwick Press is committed to supporting the growing move to open scholarship. Our digital publications are made available free of charge without the need for user authentication - meaning they can reach a global audience. One of the main benefits of open access is that this content is available to all, regardless of location, status or economic situation. It expands the potential audience beyond those who have access to expensive academic resources, meaning that practitioners and policy makers can be informed by current scholarship.

Open access publishing also removes barriers around the sharing and reuse of content, allowing academics to build on research published by others, maximising the value (academic and financial) from research projects. It opens up new opportunities to combine existing findings with new research to expand academic horizons and enables interdisciplinary collaboration in a new way.

All University of Warwick Press content is published under Creative Commons Licences, which ensure that copyright remains with authors and editors. If you publish with us you retain ownership of your work, and can choose how your work can be shared, used and reused, depending on the Creative Commons Licence you select. Full attribution is required to accompany all reuse and dissemination. We are happy to discuss publishing content under the range of Creative Commons Licences.