Policy Press

Publishing with a purpose

Global social challenges

One of our key aims as a publisher is to focus on the global social challenges we face. Our social world is rapidly changing with the development of new technology, challenges to expertise and evidence-based knowledge, the effects of climate change, continued poverty and inequality, and now the need for COVID-19 recovery. 

Global Social Challenges Journal

We are delighted to announce a major new open access publishing initiative to provide a platform for this vital work. The Global Social Challenges Journal is a new, interdisciplinary, non-profit open access journal, with a mission to question, explore and navigate our way through the social aspects of the challenges that face us. Find out more, including the call for papers, here.

UN SDG Publisher Compact
We are signed up to the UN SDG Publishers Compact, which aims to accelerate progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. 

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Supporting academic research

We have always supported academic research’s role in providing sustainable solutions to global social issues, proactively ensuring that it has an impact beyond academia. Our Transforming Society blog, for example, brings research to a wider audience, and innovative formats like our COVID-19 Collection and Rapid Responses allow authors to make a timely impact to influence thinking, policy and practice on current affairs.

For details of how our products speak individual UN Sustainable Development Goals, please explore the links below.

Bristol University Press was shortlisted for the University Press Redux Sustainability Award 2020. Find out more in this video from Chief Executive Alison Shaw: