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    White Rose University Press (WRUP) is an open access digital publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals and books, publishing across a wide range of academic disciplines. We are run jointly by the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York but welcome proposals from across the wider academic community.

    We are committed to open access dissemination of research and teaching materials, ensuring academic quality, and supporting innovation in publishing.


    The Universities established WRUP in 2016 with three key objectives:

    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.

    2. Ensuring quality

    We are committed to ensuring academic quality. Our editorial board comprises distinguished academics from across the three partner Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, and we have a rigorous process of peer review and quality control.

    3. Supporting innovation in publishing

    Alongside traditional 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 low processing charges and our innovative publishing platform mean that we are able to support small and experimental publications, as well as more traditional formats.

    Editorial Board

    All WRUP commissioning decisions (based on rigorous peer review processes) are made by our Editorial Board, which is comprised of academics based within the partner Universities. The Editorial Board meets four times each year to discuss submissions.

    Professor Wyn Morgan (Chair)

    Vice-President for Education, University of Sheffield.


    Professor Stuart Bell

    Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and founding Head of York Law School, University of York.


    Dr Stella Butler

    University Librarian and Keeper of the Brotherton Collection, University of Leeds.


    Professor Helen Gleeson

    Head of School of Physics and Astronomy and Cavendish Professor of Physics, University of Leeds.


    Professor Vivien Jones

    Professor of Eighteenth-Century Gender & Culture, University of Leeds.


    Professor Justin Keen

    Professor of Health Politics in the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds.


    Professor Robert Shoemaker

    Professor of Eighteenth-Century British History and Faculty Director of Research and Innovation (Arts and Humanities), University of Sheffield.


    Professor Tom Stoneham

    Dean of the Graduate Research School and Professor of Philosophy, University of York.

    Management Board

    The WRUP Management Board is drawn from the leadership teams of the White Rose Libraries and also includes an academic from one of the partner Universities. It meets four times each year and oversees the strategies and policies of the Press.

    Dr Stella Butler (Chair)

    University Librarian and Keeper of the Brotherton Collection, University of Leeds.


    Tracey Clarke

    Associate Director, Academic and Digital Strategies, University Library, University of Sheffield.


    Bo Middleton

    Head of Library Research Support Services, University Library, University of Leeds.


    Kate Petherbridge

    Press Manager & White Rose LIbraries Executive Manager.


    Ellie Reynolds

    Associate Director of Library Business Services & Strategy, University Library, University of Sheffield.


    Professor John Robinson

    Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning, Teaching and Information, University of York.


    Sarah Thompson

    Head of Collections, University Library, University of York.


    Liz Waller

    Deputy Director Information Services and Head of Library & Archives, University of York.