WRUP celebrates its first birthday

Its first 12 months have seen the WRUP prepare works on subjects ranging from 19th century French poetry to European politics, for publication in 2017.

The White Rose University Press, a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, opened its doors to submissions in January last year.  Since then it has been working with authors and editors from all three Universities to publish work on a huge range of subjects.

These include:

Oysters, Nightingales and Cooking Pots - selected poetry and prose of Tristan Corbière, co-edited by Dr Richard Hibbitt of the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, with translations by Leeds alumnus, poet, playwright and translator, Christopher Pilling.

The Undergraduate Journal of Politics and International Relations, editor-in-chief Dr Simon Lightfoot of the School of Politics and International Studies.

“We’re thrilled to have secured such a varied and interesting collection of publications in only 12 months,” said Tom Grady, the Press Manager. “We feel they really reflect the diversity of research happening at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, and will firmly establish us as a respected academic press.”

“We’re particularly excited that some of the ebooks will feature embedded videos and other innovations made possible by the digital format.”

The White Rose University Press is open access and digital, with print-on-demand capability. Electronic books and journals are free to read, anywhere in the world, reaching a global audience without restrictive pay-walls. It has rigorous peer review and quality control processes, under the supervision of an editorial board of distinguished academics.

The Press encourages scholars throughout the UK to get in touch to discuss proposals and can be contacted at universitypress@whiterose.ac.uk.

Academics from the partner Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York can apply for a waiver scheme to support their publications.

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