Why publish with us? 


Publishing with us gives you the chance to work with an independent publisher recognised for the quality of their work and as a not-for-profit university press, is embedded within academia working with and for the community. 

Often described as “punching above our weight” we offer you a passionate, personal, flexible, supportive and knowledgeable service as well as…
  • A range of products for you to choose from including monographs, textbooks, journals, policy and practice handbooks, shorts and trade titles across print and digital formats;

  • Fast turnaround times including our shorts format which ensures that your work gets to your readers within 3 months;

  • The highest quality editorial and support, with no work ‘farmed out’ offshore;

  • Rigorous peer review process at proposal and typescript stages to ensure our titles are of the highest quality and meet the needs of the intended audience;

  • Targeted marketing ensuring a breadth of influence and reach with reviews and interviews across journals, broadsheets, radio, television, political magazines such as the New Statesman and www.salon.com and across all forms of social media using a range of print and digital marketing collateral;

  • Efficient worldwide sales and distribution services through 15,000 sales accounts in more than 60 countries working with 20 specialist agents globally.
If you would like to submit a proposal please see our information for authors

I found the Policy Press team highly professional, dedicated, visionary and very sympathetic as an author. Also on the ball with social media and other communications. All in all, terrific to work with.”
Lord Peter Hain
Working with Policy Press is a delight - there's none of that alienating handing over the production process to nameless faces far away.
Ann Oakley, University College London

It makes a real difference publishing with publishers who really care about social policy.  Moreover the staff at Policy Press are a joy to work with.”
Baroness Ruth Lister

"Policy Press took me just as seriously when I was a beginning academic as they do today. I hope and plan to be a Policy Press author for the rest of my career."
Salvatore Babones, University of Sydney