Submitting your book proposal

We welcome proposals for monographs, short monographs, edited volumes and textbooks across all major disciplines in the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences. We consider book proposals for all subjects including any that don't fall into the commissioning editors' stated key areas, below. Take a look at our range of subjects and published books.

Our commissioning editors are:

Photo of Chris Penfold, UCL Press Commissioning EditorDr Chris Penfold, (Anthropology, Built Environment, Development and Sustainability, Modern Languages, Political Science, and related areas)

Chris has been commissioning books for UCL Press since its launch in 2015. His key areas of commissioning are Anthropology, Built Environment, Development and Sustainability, Modern Languages, Political Science, and any related areas. Prior to his role with us, Chris commissioned books at Palgrave Macmillan, and brings a wealth of experience in working closely with authors on developing their book projects for successful publication.

Photo of Pat Gordon Smith, UCL Press Commissioning EditorPat Gordon Smith, (Education and related subjects, Archaeology, Heritage, Museum Studies, and related areas)

Pat has been with UCL Press since 2019, following the merger with IOE Press where she had been in post since 2014. Her key areas of commissioning are: Education and related social sciences, Archaeology, Heritage, History, Museum Studies, and any related areas. She brings 30 years' experience to the role, during which time she commissioned works for a number of academic publishers and professional organisations.

Please contact Chris or Pat with a brief outline of your book so they can assess whether it’s a good fit for UCL Press. If your project falls within the scope of what we publish, they’ll send you a proposal form and offer advice on how to complete it.

If you’re planning to publish your PhD research, please visit our From thesis to monograph page.

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