Policy Press


Feb 4, 2022

Bristol University Press Launches 2022/23 Read and Publish initiative with Jisc

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new 2022/23 Read and Publish initiative (in collaboration with Jisc), developed as part of our ongoing commitment to support our communities in breaking down boundaries to participation in, and access to, truly global social science research.

The initiative covers journals published under our Bristol University Press (BUP) and Policy Press (PP) imprints including Policy & Politics (one of the leading policy studies journals for the last fifty years) and ground-breaking new journals launching in 2022 such as Justice, Power and Resistance, and Global Political Economy.

The offer 

For one flat annual fee, the new agreement will provide UK universities with access to BUP’s and PP’s complete journal portfolio collection* (17 titles) enabling authors at those participating institutions to publish their original research open access (with no APC fees to pay at the point of use) in any of BUP’s or PP’s subscription or hybrid journals.  

Period of agreement

The agreement runs from 2022 to end of 2023 and is available to all eligible UK institutions (via Jisc) wishing to access our full journal collection.

Ordering and further information

Institutions must place their order via a Jisc Licence subscriptions manager to confirm the order and accept the terms of the licence electronically. You can place an order by the JISC ordering page.

For further product and pricing information please contact Alex Fenlon (alex.fenlon@Jisc.ac.uk).

For further information on the Bristol University Press/Policy Press journals portfolio, please contact Simon Bell (Institutional Sales Manager) at simon.bell@bristol.ac.uk. or go to https://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/journals.

Bristol University Press/Policy Press Journals Portfolio 

Critical and Radical Social Work 

Emotions and Society 

European Journal of Politics and Gender 

Evidence & Policy 

Families, Relationships & Societies 

Global Discourse 

International Journal of Care and Caring 

Journal of Gender-Based Violence 

Journal of Poverty & Social Justice 

Journal of Psychosocial Studies 

Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice 

Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 

Policy & Politics  

Voluntary Sector Review 

New in 2021 Work in the Global Economy 

New in 2022 Global Political Economy 

New in 2022 Justice, Power and Resistance 


Not-for-profit open access is integral to the Bristol University Press ethos 

Our open access commitment reflects our vision to create and disseminate critically acclaimed, evidence-based work that has the potential to make a difference in the world. Over the past two decades we have built a reputation dedicated to that vision. We have set our sights on publishing great scholarship that addresses the global social challenges and broader social science issues that face the world community today.  

We are a mission-driven, not for profit University Press developing journals and books that have a real-world impact. Help us to ensure that the research we publish reaches the people who can use it to make a difference.