Who we are

Established as the UK’s first fully open access university press in 2015, UCL Press has fast become one of the leading open access scholarly publishers in the UK, publishing both traditional peer-reviewed scholarly works and innovative research outputs. We currently publish over 40 open access books a year in addition to 14 academic journals, and support UCL’s successful student journals programme.

Based at UCL, one of the world’s leading research universities, our primary outputs are scholarly monographs and edited collections, but we also publish textbooks, journals and other innovative research outputs. Our books have been accessed more than 3 million times by readers across the world.

UCL Press makes all its books and journals available in open access form to download freely in PDF form or read online anywhere in the world. They can be downloaded freely from UCL Press’s website or from the many other platforms where they are distributed. UCL believes in the principles of open access as the best way to solve the world’s global challenges. Find out more about open access here.

In December 2018, UCL Press merged with UCL IOE Press, the publisher of UCL's prestigious Institute of Education. Customers can continue to purchase UCL IOE Press/Trentham Books titles from

These are just some of the associations of which UCL Press is a member:


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