Partner Presses

We provide a full suite of infrastructure and services to enable universities, libraries and societies to operate Open Access presses.

Enabling Open Access and enhancing institutional reputation

  • Full Support

    We back you up with a full publishing and technical team. Everything from cloud-hosted infrastructure to editorial, production and marketing support.

  • Institutional branding

    Our presses are designed to match your branding, and to enhance your institutional reputation. From the website to your book covers, everything is on-brand.

  • 100% Open Access

    Ubiquity Press is uncompromisingly Open Access, and all processes are fully optimized for the open dissemination of content. No paywalls ever.

The Service

We provide each Partner Press with a fully rebranded, easily customized web portal, displaying information about all journals and books in one place. Visitors see the latest social media commentary on published items and the most popular content is highlighted. We also provide full assistance in running the press, from setup through to acquisitions and marketing. We recommend that you do hire a press manager, either full or part-time, but we can also provide staff for this if required.

Presses are priced according to the size/income of an institution. We try to keep these costs as low as we can, at well under the cost of an FTE, in order to keep the investment required to a minimum.

Our partner presses also become members of the Ubiquity Partner Network, not only achieving an economy of scale through shared infrastructure and services, but also having an opportunity to work together, for cascading content, and also playing a role in the governance of Ubiquity overall though representation on our Partner Advisory Board.

The first presses on the platform launched in 2014 and due to strong demand the network has been expanding ever since. Please contact us if your institution or society is interested in participating.

  • Back Office
    • Ubiquity-run on UPN infrastructure
    • Fully dedicated editorial support for books and journals (calls for papers, supporting submissions, copyediting, peer review, etc.)
    • High quality production and typesetting (XML, PDF, ePub etc.)
    • Indexing with all relevant services
    • Archiving for long term preservation of content
    • Automated deposit to Institutional repositories
    • Promoting published content (social media, press releasing, etc.)
  • Front Office
    • University or society run, with Ubiquity support
    • Acquiring new content (books, journals, data)
    • Establishing an editorial committee to handle book submissions
    • Liaising with researchers to answer their questions about the press
    • Promoting the press and its content

Partner Presses

Aperio

Aperio, a joint venture of the University of Virginia Library and the University of Virginia Press, draws upon the strengths of the University to increase open access to knowledge for a global audience in a variety of formats --journals, monographs, conferences, open educational resources, etc.

Bangladesh Journals Online

Bangladesh Journals Online (BanglaJOL) aims to give greater visibility to journals published in Bangladesh, covering the full range of academic disciplines. It is managed by the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences and was developed in collaboration with INASP.

Cardiff University Press

Established in 2014, Cardiff University Press (CardiffUP) is a Diamond Open Access publisher of academic research. We are committed to innovation and excellence in Open Access publishing, for the benefit of both academia and the wider external community, and publish high-quality, peer-reviewed, original academic research online.

Central American Journals Online

Central American Journals Online (CAMJOL) aims to give greater visibility to journals published in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, covering the full range of academic disciplines. It is managed by CBUES in El Salvador, UNAH in Honduras and CNU in Nicaragua. It was developed in collaboration with INASP.

Finnish Literature Society

The Finnish Literature Society (SKS), was established in 1831, and is Finland's oldest operating publisher, as well as Finland's largest humanities scholarly publisher. SKS aims to ensure that the results of Finnish humanities research are also effectively disseminated internationally.

Gonzaga Library Publishing

Gonzaga Library Publishing supports journals that reflect the mission of Gonzaga University through a commitment to the dignity of the human person, social justice, diversity, intercultural competence, global engagement, solidarity with the poor and vulnerable, and care for the planet.

Helsinki University Press

At Helsinki University Press, we believe that Open Access to research is beneficial not only for researchers, but all of society. When the outcomes of publicly funded research are freely available, they can be an asset to other researchers, academic institutions, decision-makers and civic organisations.

IJS

IJS Press is an open access press run by the IJS Publishing Group. Our mission centres around the development and running of high quality, open access, international journals that are innovative and meet their communities needs. We espouse the highest standards for article selection, peer-review and production and marketing.

KIT

KIT Scientific Publishing ist der Wissenschaftsverlag des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie (KIT) für qualitätsgeprüfte Publikationen. Der Verlag ist Teil der Abteilung Publikations- und Mediendienste der KIT-Bibliothek und bietet einen zeitgemäßen Open-Access-Publikationsservice für die Veröffentlichung von KIT-eigenen Schriften.

Kriterium

Kriterium is a collaboration providing a shared open access monographs platform and services for consortium of Swedish universities, academic publishers and institutions. The consortium comprises Gothenburg University, Lund University, Uppsala University, Nordic Academic Press, Macadam publishers, and representatives from the Swedish Research Council, the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation and the National Library.

KSHIP

KSHIP is an Open Access Publisher of peer reviewed open access books, journals and other forms of academic publishing. We are a part of Ubiquity Press’s partner network of university open access publishing. KSHIP is a lot of things - it means ‘inspired’ in Sanskrit, our institute IIT Indore is on the banks of the Kshipra river and it expands to Knowledge Sharing in Publishing.

Latin America Research Commons

The Latin America Research Commons (LARC) is a portal for cutting-edge, fully open access research on Latin America. Funded by LASA, LARC is dedicated to ensuring the widest possible dissemination of monographs and journals in all disciplines relating to Latin American studies. Its principal languages of publication are Spanish and Portuguese.

Levy Library Press

Levy Library Press provides a platform for inter-professional scholarship that promotes open research across science and medicine. It aims to facilitate and support the foundation of Open Access peer-reviewed, academic journals at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

LSE Press

LSE Press is a platform for high quality, open access research in the social sciences. Our mission is to support the launch and development of innovative, open access, academic-led publications. Based in the Library of the London School of Economics, LSE Press is open to publishing proposals that reflect the reputation of LSE as a global and trusted source of excellent research.

Houghton St Press

Houghton St Press is a platform for high quality, open access content produced by LSE students. It showcases the work created by our students through their critical investigation of complex social questions and provides a global forum for communities to engage with their ideas. Based in the Library of the London School of Economics, the Houghton St Press is an imprint of the LSE Press.

Modern Academic Publishing

Modern Academic Publishing (MAP) is a publisher of humanities monographs and journals drawn from the best work at the Universities of Cologne and Munich.

Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft

Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft (MWV) publishes reference books, textbooks and scientific books as well as ebooks for professionals and students in Medicine, Nursing and Health Care Management.

Mongolia Journals Online

Mongolia Journals Online (MongoliaJOL) aims to give greater visibility to journals published in Mongolia, covering the full range of academic disciplines. It is managed by the Mongolian Academy of Sciences and was developed in collaboration with INASP.

njo

Nepal Journals Online (NepalJOL) aims to give greater visibility to journals published in Nepal, covering the full range of academic disciplines. It is managed by the Tribhuvan University Central Library in Kathmandu and was developed in collaboration with INASP.

Penn State University Press

Penn State University Press is the publishing arm of the Pennsylvania State University and a division of the Penn State University Libraries and Scholarly Communications. As a member of the Ubiquity Partner Network, PSUP is exploring new initiatives in open access publishing.

Radboud University Press

Radboud University Press is a unique department at Radboud University. We are a Diamond Open Access publisher of high-quality academic peer-reviewed books and journals across a wide range of disciplines. The ‘Diamond’ label means that we offer open-access publications free of charge for both authors and readers. Meeting the highest academic standards is our primary goal. Empowering our authors to fully retain their copyright is our main principle.

Scandinavian Military Studies

Scandinavian Military Studies (SMS) is a new partnership of the Royal Danish Defence College, the Norwegian Defence University College and The Centre for Military Studies, University of Copenhagen. Through its open access journal (Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies) and monograph series, SMS publishes high-quality work within the broad field of military studies.

Sri Lankan Online

Sri Lankan Online (SLJOL) aims to give greater visibility to journals published in Sri Lanka, covering the full range of academic disciplines. It is managed by the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka and was developed in collaboration with INASP.

Stockholm University Press

Stockholm University Press (SUP) is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed, academic journals, and books. We aim to make journals and books affordable, and to give them the widest possible dissemination so that researchers around the world can find and access the information they need without barriers.

Ubiquity Press

Ubiquity Press is the imprint that Ubiquity uses to provide Open Access publishing services to Societies and researchers. Ubiquity Press is a pure Open Access publisher of peer-reviewed, academic journals and books. Our flexible publishing model makes journals and books affordable.

University of California Press

Luminos is University of California Press' Open Access publishing program for monographs. With the same high standards for selection, peer review, production and marketing as our traditional program, Luminos is a transformative model, built as a partnership where costs and benefits are shared.

UTS ePRESS

UTS ePRESS is the open access publishing arm of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Our aim is to remove barriers to knowledge by freely disseminating high quality scholarly works. Through this commitment to open knowledge, we contribute to scholarship that seeks to solve global challenges.

University of Westminster Press

The University of Westminster Press (UWP) is an open access publisher of high quality, peer-reviewed, academic publications. Covering disciplines ranging from the natural sciences to the creative arts, and in formats including journals, conference papers, books and monographs, we make rigorously peer-reviewed research freely and widely available on an affordable and sustainable basis.

Virginia Tech Publishing

Virginia Tech Publishing is the scholarly publishing hub of Virginia Tech. Based in the University Libraries, Virginia Tech Publishing is committed to increasing the visibility, reach, and impact of research produced at Virginia Tech. They publish scholarly and educational materials in multiple formats for wide dissemination and permanent preservation.

White Rose University Press

White Rose University Press (WRUP) is a new 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.

Winchester University Press

Winchester University Press (WUP) is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic books and journals in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. WUP is committed to enhancing the availability of high-quality research and knowledge across the globe, with no barriers to access. We believe that it is vital in the twenty-first century to democratise knowledge and ensure that people of all backgrounds and from all nations, can freely participate in intellectual debate.