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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