Policy Press

Our imprints

As social science publishers, both our Bristol University Press and Policy Press imprints push scholarly boundaries and encourage new ideas, perspectives, topics and publishing forms. We take a critical approach, encouraging social and environmental justice and questioning the status quo.

Bristol University Press

Publishing for global impact

Bristol University Press strives to publish world-class scholarship that advances theory, knowledge and learning within and beyond academia. Our vision is to join the first rank of internationally respected university presses through a commitment to quality, global social impact and impeccable author care.

“We are delighted to invest in the future of The Press and to expand its remit to encompass a broad range of scholarship of the highest quality.” Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Bristol (September 2015- July 2022) 

Subjects under Bristol University Press are:

Business and Management
Economics and Society
Environment and Sustainability
Human Geography
International Development
Politics and International Relations
Science, Technology and Society


Policy Press

Understanding social problems and promoting social change 

Our core aim is to improve the day-to-day lives of people who need it most. Over 25 years we have built a reputation for publishing scholarship that focuses on improving individual lives, reaching beyond academia to government, professionals and the wider public to inform policy and practice.

"It was an absolute delight and pleasure to publish with Policy Press, not least because their values of social justice and inclusion closely align with my own." Kalwant Bhopal, University of Birmingham, author of White Privilege

Subjects under Policy Press are:

Ageing and Gerontology
Children, Young People and Families
Community Development
Criminal Justice and Policing
Health and Social Care
Planning and Housing
Social and Public Policy
Social Research Methods
Social Work