LSE Press provides an open and innovative platform for journals and new forms of publishing. Our mission is to support the launch and development of high quality, open access publishing in the social sciences.
The Press is committed to supporting open access publishing in the social sciences, and will consider proposals for journals and other publications from LSE researchers. All proposals will be put to our advisory board for a final decision.
The opportunity to launch a new journal under the LSE Press banner is open to any researcher who would like to edit and manage the journal, has a plan to contribute to their subject area and develop a readership and authors for the journal.
All journal proposals will be assessed by the LSE Press advisory board based on the scope, editorial board and potential audience for the journal. Editors will be required to ensure their journals follow the Code of Conduct and Best Practices from the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE).
If you are planning to start a journal, please get in touch. We can support a range of service tiers for journals, from hosting only to full production, and can discuss with editors the best approach for their journal.
At LSE Press we will work with journals to become sustainable within an appropriate timeframe, whether by author APCs or sourcing alternative funding. Please get in touch for more information and to discuss your project.
We are keen to receive proposals for other publishing formats, including data/code, monograph series and textbooks. Please get in touch to discuss your ideas.