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    Research integrity

    LSE Press is committed to publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed research in the Social Sciences.

    Peer review

    All research publications by LSE will undergo a rigorous peer review process by subject experts. Books are reviewed by the LSE Press editorial board and external subject specialists.

    Peer reviewing arrangements for individual journals published by LSE Press are determined by the editorial board for each journal. We support a range of peer review models, depending on which is most suitable for the journal. All of our journals are required to adhere to the LSE Press Publishing Ethics Policy and COPE guidelines for best practice.

    Open Access and copyright

    LSE Press is an open access publisher, and all of our publications are free to read and published under Creative Commons licences.

    Research data and software

    In line with the LSE’s research data management policy we acknowledge the value in effective management of research data for long-term preservation and reuse. If you have any queries relating to research data and LSE Press contact us.

    Personal Identifiers

    The Library uses data from LSE Press to populate Wikidata with descriptive metadata for articles and books, making it more discoverable to search engines. The Library also creates author identifiers on Wikidata to link authors with their articles, their affiliation(s) and any pre-existing identifiers, including, but not limited to, ORCID, ISNI and ResearchGate. This increases the visibility of LSE Press content to the Semantic Web.

    LSE Press recommends that all editors, reviewers and authors register an account with ORCID. ORCID is a unique and persistent ID that enables accurate attribution for scholarly work, ensuring that the correct author receives the credit for their contributions. An ORCID remains the same no matter any changes of name, affiliation, or research area.


    All content published with LSE Press is assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for online tracking and referencing.

    We register our journals and books with as many suitable indexes as possible and can provide advice to editors on how to improve the chances of application to high impact index services. Our journals are indexed in DOAJ, Scopus, Dimensions.ai and Google Scholar.

    All of our article metadata are openly available for harvesting by indexing services via OAI-PMH and the journals are registered with Open Archives for discovery.

    You can find our books for free in OAPEN, DOAB, Google Books and for sale from large bookseller platforms.


    LSE Press content is CLOCKSS enabled, and copies of all LSE Press publications are made available from LSE Research Online, the School’s open access repository.