Why publish with usWe offer a unique range of work including core teaching and learning materials, empirical research findings grounded in critical analysis, products for academic libraries, and research-informed publications aimed at improving policy and practice and making an impact. Many of our titles are multi- and/or interdisciplinary.
At Policy Press we are a professional and friendly team who provide:
• a personal, flexible, supportive and knowledgeable service;
• highly praised editorial and production skills;
• attractively designed, high-quality products;
• fast turnaround times;
• individually tailored and targeted marketing with international reach;
• efficient worldwide sales and distribution services;
• continuity of service from dedicated staff;
• a range of products to suit your audience.
What makes us different? We are a not-for-profit organisation aiming to improve social conditions, and are committed to publishing titles that will have an impact on research, learning, policy and practice. We reinvest in our publishing activities, which benefits authors, customers and the community rather than shareholders.
We pride ourselves on our specialist knowledge, which we use to commission, produce, promote and sell our authors’ work. We collaborate with our authors and editors to create exciting and outstanding products. We support new authors through their early writing career as well as working with established authors to effectively market their books and reach the widest possible audience.
Publishing work quickly is important when aiming to influence policy and practice and this is one of our key strengths. We also take peer review very seriously and our titles go through both proposal and typescript reviews to ensure they are of the highest quality and meet the needs of the intended audience.
Our growing global presence
Our authors range from leading scholars and thinkers from around the world to talented first-time authors. We sell and distribute our work globally through 15,000 sales accounts in more than 60 countries. We have agents and stockists throughout Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia and Southern Africa.
If you would like to submit a proposal please see our guidance for authors or download a flyer with this information (PDF, 688kb).
"Academics have increasingly turned to The Policy Press to publish their work because of TPP's commitment to publish the very best in social policy and because of the dedication of its staff. They are human and approachable, willing to listen, with a great eye for the detail, and willing to work in partnership and treat our work with care." Professor Saul Becker, Head of the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham