We’re a non-profit university press committed to influencing social change through international research and scholarship. To really get to know more about who we are we’d recommend that you read our story.
Policy Press is a global ambassador for the University of Bristol
and through our work we support the University’s intellectual and social missions.
We’re all about the facts and figures as well though so if it’s straight data about us and what we do then read on.
What we publish
We publish over 120 peer reviewed books each year and 7 journals in a wide range of print and digital editions for researchers, students, professionals, practitioners, politicians, policy makers and the informed general reader as well as for libraries and other institutions globally.
In essence we publish:
• Research: monographs, journals, atlases, ‘shorts’, ‘bytes’, policy briefings, freemium products
• Learning resources: textbooks, apps and digital learning resources
• Trade: accessible, well-evidenced books and social commentary, online magazines, ‘shorts’
• Policy and practice: books, guides, ‘shorts’.
Our areas of interest
Titles span the social science subject disciplines, including: sociology, social work, criminology, political science, education, childhood studies, social and public policy, urban studies, public health, socioeconomics and social geography.
Our impact and reach
Many PP books have influence beyond the usual scholarly work and reach central and local government, the voluntary sector, policy makers, the media and wider public. We help authors to engage beyond the scholarly, for example we created a free graphic digital taster of Injustice by Danny Dorling for schools, media and politicians.
Our authors and partners
Our authors range from leaders in their respective fields as well as up and coming new talent from around the globe.