Liverpool University Press

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Liverpool University Press
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Parent company University of Liverpool
Founded 1899
Country of origin United Kingdom
Headquarters location Liverpool
Distribution Turpin Distribution (UK and most of world)
Oxford University Press (Americas)
Ta Tong Book Company (Taiwan)
Overleaf (India) [1]
Publication types Books, academic journals
Imprints Liverpool University Press, Modern Languages Open, Pavilion Poetry
No. of employees 13
Official website www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk

Liverpool University Press (LUP), founded in 1899, is the third oldest university press in England after Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. It specialises in modern languages, literatures, history, and visual culture and currently publishes approximately 70 books a year, as well as 25 academic journals. [2] LUP's books are distributed in North America by Oxford University Press. [3]

University press publisher associated with a university

A university press is an academic publishing house specializing in academic monographs and scholarly journals. Most are nonprofit and an integral component of a large research university. They publish work that has been reviewed by scholars in the field. They produce mainly scholarly works, but also often have "popular" titles, such as books on religion or on regional topics. Because scholarly books are mostly unprofitable, university presses may also publish textbooks and reference works, which tend to have larger audiences and sell more copies. Most university presses operate at a loss and are subsidized by their owners; others are required to break even. Demand has fallen as library budgets are cut and the online sales of used books undercut the new book market. Many presses are experimenting with electronic publishing.

England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north-northwest. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

Oxford University Press Publishing arm of the University of Oxford

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press. It is a department of the University of Oxford and is governed by a group of 15 academics appointed by the vice-chancellor known as the delegates of the press. They are headed by the secretary to the delegates, who serves as OUP's chief executive and as its major representative on other university bodies. Oxford University has used a similar system to oversee OUP since the 17th century. The Press is located on Walton Street, opposite Somerville College, in the suburb Jericho.

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History

One of the earliest heads of the press was Lascelles Abercrombie, the first poetry lecturer at the university.

Lascelles Abercrombie, was a British poet and literary critic, one of the "Dymock poets". He served as an English language professor.

Activities

The press has ongoing collaborations with Tate, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Bluecoat Chambers, Public Monuments and Sculpture Association, and National Museums Liverpool. [4] Among its flagship journals, the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies  (es ) has been published since 1923 and Town Planning Review celebrated its centenary in 2010.

Tate art institution in the United Kingdom

Tate is an institution that houses, in a network of four art museums, the United Kingdom's national collection of British art, and international modern and contemporary art. It is not a government institution, but its main sponsor is the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Foundation for Art and Creative Technology arts centre containing four cinemas, two galleries, a multi-media centre, cafe and bars

FACT is a new media arts centre based on Wood Street in Liverpool, England. FACT hosts art projects and exhibitions as well as being a cinema.

Bluecoat Chambers Grade I listed school building in Liverpool, United Kingdom

Built in 1716-17 as a charity school, Bluecoat Chambers in School Lane is the oldest surviving building in central Liverpool, England. Following the Liverpool Blue Coat School's move to another site in 1906, the building was rented from 1907 onwards by the Sandon Studios Society. Based on the presence of this art society and the subsequent formation of the Bluecoat Society of Arts in 1927, the successor organisation laid claim to being the oldest arts centre in Great Britain, now called The Bluecoat.

It is one of thirteen publishers to participate in the Knowledge Unlatched pilot, a global library consortium approach to funding open access books. [5]

Knowledge Unlatched

Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is an open access service provider registered as a for-profit GmbH in Berlin, Germany. It offers a crowdfunding model to support a variety of Open Access book and journal content packages as well as financial funding of partnerships.

In 2014, the company announced the launch of Modern Languages Open, its peer-reviewed open access online platform publishing research from across the modern languages. [6]

Open access the availability of scientific and scholarly literature that is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions

Open access (OA) is a mechanism by which research outputs are distributed online, free of cost or other barriers, and, in its most precise meaning, with the addition of an open license applied to promote reuse.

In 2015, the press launched Pavilion Poetry, a new imprint publishing collections of contemporary poetry. Mona Arshi was one of the first poets to be published; and her book, Small Hands, won The Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection at the 2015 Forward Prizes for Poetry. [7]

Forward Prizes for Poetry award

The Forward Prizes for Poetry are major British awards for poetry, presented annually at a public ceremony in London. They were founded in 1992 by William Sieghart with the aim of celebrating excellence in poetry and increasing its audience. The prizes do this by identifying and honouring talent: collections published in the UK and Ireland over the course of the previous year are eligible, as are single poems nominated by journal editors or prize organisers. Each year, works shortlisted for the prizes — plus those highly commended by the judges — are collected in the Forward Book of Poetry.

Awards

The press was shortlisted for the Independent Publishing Awards in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and in 2015 won the IPG Award for Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year. [8] In the same year, the press won the Bookseller Industry Award for Independent Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year. [8]

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References

  1. For Booksellers
  2. "About Us". Liverpool University Press.
  3. "Information for Booksellers". Liverpool University Press.
  4. "Our Partners". Liverpool University Press.
  5. "Good for publishers". Knowledge Unlatched.
  6. "Modern Languages Open". Liverpool University Press.
  7. "Upcoming Events". Homepage. Forward Arts Foundation. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  8. 1 2 "Awards and Nominations". Liverpool University Press.

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