Policy Press

Publishing with a purpose

What people say about us

“We are delighted to invest in the future of The Press and to expand its remit to encompass a broader range of scholarship of the highest quality”
Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Bristol

"A fine academic press."
Professor Noam Chomsky

"Time and again Policy Press has published provocative and profound books on the vital topics of our day. Their recent authors include some of the most trenchant contemporary commentators and thinkers on matters of social justice. We need publishers like this."
Melissa Benn, writer, journalist and campaigner 

“The University of Bristol is proud to have established and supported the development of Bristol University Press. The Press was established to support the University’s core strategic objectives by creating an internationally respected university press committed to world-class scholarship, challenge-led research and global impact.”
Judith Squires, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Bristol

"If I had the money, I'd establish a press like this in every part of America. Major houses are great, but it's places like these that publish the work that matters most."
Linda Tirado, author of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America (Berkley Books 2015)

"With their important mission to widen the influence of big ideas to promote real political change, Policy Press has continually pushed to connect a high standard of scholarship with a much broader readership."
Richard Wilkinson, author of The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone (Penguin 2010)

"The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice is my favourite 'go to' place for thoughtful reflection on poverty and related issues from leading academics."
Fran Bennett, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford and Chair of The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice Editorial Board

“The Press is exceptional because it is a successful mission-driven publisher with a strong commercial focus.”
Ivon Asquith, Chair, BUP Business Advisory Board

“Criminology has a home at Bristol University Press, and this is testament to their encouragement of critically aware authors whose writing pushes the boundaries and makes an impact.”
Helen Jones, British Society of Criminology

“BUP are publishing excellent work and have people and processes that make authors feel valued. In an age of information megacorporations, its a pleasure to support an alternative model of publishing.”
Martin Parker, University of Bristol, and Author of Life After COVID-19

“I have witnessed at close hand the transformation of Policy Press from a department-based producer of occasional papers in the 1990s to one of the most productive academic presses in the UK in the 2020s.”
Randall Smith, Emeritus Professor, University of Bristol

"It has always been a great pleasure to work with a knowledgeable and committed publisher that shares our passion for understanding and improving children’s and young people’s lives."
Heather Montgomery, The Open University

“The British Society of Gerontology benefits immeasurably from our longstanding partnership with Policy Press. We love working with a publisher that shares our commitment to developing new and exciting perspectives on ageing.”
Professor Thomas Scharf, President, British Society of Gerontology

“Having worked with Bristol University Press/Policy Press as their UK sales partner since 2008, we particularly admire and appreciate the consistency and quality of the publishing and the professionalism of the marketing that supports it.”
Lee Morgan, Compass Academic Sales Team

“BUP focuses on challenging the status quo – its brilliant publishing driven by a mission that’s designed to inspire, motivate and challenge.”
Mandy Hill, MD, Cambridge University Press, and Judge for the University Press Sustainability Award 2020


Read more quotes from our authors here, and anniversary messages from our community here.