Policy Press

Why publish with us?

Click on the links below to find out more about us and our publishing or, if you're ready to submit your proposal click here.

The Press and our mission

Who we are and what we believe in.

Governance and the University of Bristol

Find out about our relationship with the University of Bristol and who is on our boards.

Our imprints

What's the difference between Bristol University Press and Policy Press?

Bristol University Press Digital

The best place to access Bristol University Press and Policy Press books, journal articles and collections.

Meet the team

Who's who at Bristol University Press and Policy Press.

Open Access

Open Access is a vital part of our publishing strategy.

Impact: how to make it happen

We can help your work create the impact it deserves.

Impact case studies

Some examples of our publishing that have made a difference to policy and practice.


We don't want our publishing to be the only thing making a difference, which is why we choose a different local charity every year to support through fundraising and awareness campaigns.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We recognise the value of a truly diverse workforce and the contribution that every individual can make.


Our aims and objectives around sustainability, social responsibility, environmental impact and a positive working environment.


We are committed to ensuring that all our products are made available to as wide an audience as possible.

Code of Conduct for BUP staff and external colleagues

Lays out the way in which we expect our staff, authors, editors, contributors, reviewers, series editors and board members as well as suppliers, freelancers and other external colleagues to act.

Feedback on our author service

See what people have to say about our author service

To find out more, download our publishing flyers for Bristol University Press and Policy Press.

Bristol University Press and Policy Press authors are entitled to 50% off all our books. This discount code is provided with your contract and in correspondence from your marketing contact, but please contact bup-sales@bristol.ac.uk for a reminder.