Open Access books published in March

Posted on April 12, 2021 by Alison Fox
March was a month with a distinctly international feel at UCL Press, with open access books on queer migration and asylum on Europe, Russian diaspora, international student perspectives and impact of Brexit on environmental law.  

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Spring/Summer Catalogue now available!

Posted on March 15, 2021 by Alison Fox
Catalogue cover

We're delighted to announce the publication of our latest catalogue! Covering Spring and Summer 2021, it's packed full of essential reading including new titles in Anthropology, Archaeology, History and Sociology. Download it here.

Key titles covered include:

  • The Global Smartphone (p.1)
  • Olga Tufnell's 'Perfect Journey' (p.4)
  • Mobile Museums (p.5)
  • Renaissance Fun (p.7)
  • Writing Resistance (p.11)
  • Families and Food in Hard Times (p.17)
  • Queer Migration and Asylum in Europe (p.18)

Happy reading!

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UCL Press celebrates 4 millionth download!

Posted on February 26, 2021 by Alison Fox

We’re delighted to announce that our books have now been accessed more than 4 million times- just 10 months after we reached the 3 million mark! You can see the full details here.

Since launching in 2015, we’ve published more than 180 academic books – including monographs, edited collections and textbooks- in a wide range of subjects. UCL Press books have been downloaded in 244 countries and territories across the world, reaching readers in countries as far afield as Tokelau and Eswatini, in addition to serving the needs of scholarly communities closer to home. 

The 4 millionth download was The Tenacity of the Couple-Norm, written by an international team headed by Professor Sasha Roseneil, Pro Vice-Provost (Equity and Inclusion) and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social and Historical Science at UCL. A wide-ranging exploration of the ongoing strength and insidious grip of couple-normativity across four contrasting national contexts, the book received both national and international coverage when it was released in November. 

The most popular title published by UCL Press continues to be How the World Changed Social Media by Professor of Anthropology Daniel Miller and a collective of eight other esteemed global anthropologists. The title has been downloaded over 470,000 times since it was published on 29th February 2016 and has been translated into four languages.

UCL Press has demonstrated the success of a model that seeks impact and visibility over revenue generation, and that reaches global audiences not previously considered possible for scholarly books and journals via traditional sales models. We look forward to celebrating our 5 millionth download soon! 



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February 2021 publications

Posted on February 24, 2021 by Alison Fox

The days are starting to get longer, there's some light at the end of the tunnel with new vaccines, and we published three more beautiful open access books in February! Georgette Heyer: An Un-Conference (held on 25th February, and featuring a whole host of superstar Heyer fans including the excellent Stephen Fry!) is likely to remain a highlight for some time. 

Here's what we published in February:

New Books

Georgette Heyer, History, and Historical Fiction
Edited by Samantha J. Rayner and Kim Wilkins
Georgette Heyer, History, and Historical Fiction brings together an eclectic range of chapters from scholars all over the world to explore the contexts of Heyer’s career. Divided into four parts – gender; genre; sources; and circulation and reception – the volume draws on scholarship on Heyer and her contemporaries to show how her work sits in a chain of influence, and why it remains pertinent to current conversations on books and publishing in the twenty-first century.Download open access PDF


Geographic Citizen Science Design
No one left behind
Edited by Artemis Skarlatidou and Muki Haklay

Geographic Citizen Science Design provides a theoretical and methodological approach to evaluating citizen-science projects and their applications. Download open access PDF

Encountering Pain
Hearing, seeing, speaking
Edited by Deborah Padfield and Joanna M. Zakrzewska

Encountering Pain offers leading research into the potential value of visual images and non-verbal forms of communication as means of improving clinician-patient interaction and the accuracy of pain diagnosis. Download open access PDF

Stay safe, and, as always, happy reading!

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Four books and a journal- what we published in January!

Posted on January 25, 2021 by Alison Fox
January's snow has brought a change of scenery for those of us who have been in lockdown. However, it hasn't stopped UCL Press from publishing four new open access books (including two in the major new education series Knowledge and the Curriculum) and bringing you a brand new journal!

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