Launching new Lund University Press
The scholarly book isn't dead. Researchers have long been under pressure to publish articles rather than monographs, but complex issues call for a larger format than the article provides. The new Lund University Press testifies to that fact. In collaboration with the third largest University Press in Britain, it will spread top-class Lund research world-wide, publishing its books simultaneously online (Open Access) and in print.
Working with Manchester University Press, the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology at Lund University are launching a new publishing operation called Lund University Press. Its aim is to channel excellent Lund research straight into the international scholarly conversation. Lund UP books are published in English only, starting in 2017. Appearing simultaneously in print and Open Access, they will achieve maximum dissemination and exposure.
- Some of our books will be written directly in English for an international readership, says Marianne Thormählen, professor and initiator of Lund UP, but others will be translations into English of first-class research in Swedish on Scandinavian topics. With the English language as the medium and our strong partner's resources as instruments, Lund UP will make the voice of Sweden more audible in the global research community.
An Editorial Committee with representatives from a number of different disciplines determines the selection of books following a stringent and independent peer-reviewing process. Our partner Manchester University Press is in charge of production, marketing and sales. Manchester UP is a pioneer when it comes to Open Access publishing of high-class academic books in Britain, and they could see a Scandinavian ally, small but dedicated, in the new Lund press.
Manchester University Press website
Professor Marianne Thormählen
Lund University Press Director
Email: Marianne [dot] Thormahlen [at] englund [dot] lu [dot] se