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    Publishing services

    We offer a range of services for producing high quality publications.

    Academic quality

    As a university press we ensure that all of the work we publish meets the highest academic standards through a rigorous peer review and quality control process led by our Editorial Board. We adhere to COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines. See our Research Integrity page for more information.

     

    Production quality

    We offer a menu of production services to suit each project, and have partnered with experts at Ubiquity Press to provide layout and graphic design, copy editing, typesetting, indexing and long-term preservation - ensuring that the finished publication is of the highest quality.

     

    Global audience

    We are an open access digital publisher and all of our publications are made available free of charge anywhere in the world, under Creative Commons licences - meaning they can reach a global audience. We liaise with aggregation and indexing services, and work with authors on marketing their publications, in order to ensure maximum exposure.

     

    Modern publishing platform

    Our publications are hosted on an intuitive, user-friendly platform, that makes it easy for readers to access and engage with the scholarship. We offer a range of options designed to increase engagement with our authors’ works, including commenting functionality, links to social media, and usage metrics. Our journal platform provides journal editors with a sophisticated and easy-to-use submissions and editorial management system. 

     

    Multiple formats

    Our publications are made available in a variety of formats, including PDF, HTML, Mobi, and EPub, meaning they can be downloaded and read on a wide variety of devices, without restrictive rights management.

     

    Print on demand

    We know that physical books are still an important way of reaching key audiences. Our quality print-on-demand books are distributed internationally - and because they’re produced on-demand they never go out of print.

     

    Partnership

    As a small press we offer a very personal service, and take care to support our authors and editors. We work closely with authors during the development and production stages, and in marketing and raising awareness of publications.

     

    Processing charges

    WRUP uses a gold open access model, meaning that the author (or more commonly author’s funder or institution) pays an up-front processing charge to make the work freely available to readers. We are not a profit making venture, and we don’t rely on print revenues for sustainability. As a result, our charges are significantly lower than most commercial publishers.

    We only charge for the work we do, so our processing charges vary according to the requirements of the project, however as a guideline our typical charge for journal articles is £360, and for an 80k word monograph is c.£4,000 (inclusive of VAT). We also support hosted-only journals, which carry no article processing charges.

    To discuss pricing for your project please contact us.


    Waivers and grants

    Many institutions offer support for open access publishing, particularly for journals. Contact your institution’s library for information on what funds may be available to you. Many research organisations also offer funds for supporting open access book publications - see our page on open access book funding for more information.

    For scholars based at one of the partner Universities of Leeds, Sheffield or York, WRUP has a waiver fund to help subsidise some or all of the processing charge. The fund is limited, and applications are considered as they are received. Please contact us if you’d like to take advantage of the scheme.


    Licensing

    WRUP content is published under Creative Commons Licences, which ensure that copyright remains with authors and editors. If you publish with WRUP you retain ownership of your work.

    WRUP’s standard licence is CC-BY which ensures maximum distribution and minimum restrictions for reuse, while guaranteeing that the authors are acknowledged. Full attribution is required to accompany all reuse and dissemination.