Liverpool expands into Ireland, joins the conversation
Liverpool University Press continues to expand, announcing five appointments and a new Ireland office. The latter will be run by Christabel Scaife, the press’s newly-appointed senior commissioning editor for Literary Studies and Irish Studies; Scaife was formerly head of Peter Lang’s Dublin office. Catherine Pugh and Lydia Osborne take up posts in the books marketing team, as Moira Reid moves into a dedicated journals marketing position. Clare Litt has been appointed as senior commissioning editor for Classics and Medieval Studies, while Anne Nolan takes on the role of Head of Sales as maternity cover.
LUP has also been announced as the first university press partner for the UK edition of The Conversation, the site which brings news and opinion from academics and researchers to a public audience. Commissioning Editor Chloe Johnson will manage the submission of articles by LUP authors to the Conversation, in a move which should significantly boost their impact beyond academia.
New partnerships for Peter Lang
Peter Lang has announced two new partnerships. An agreement with digital distributor Rakuten OverDrive will see the publisher’s entire ebook collection made available to OverDrive customers globally, across 30,000 libraries in more than forty countries. Meanwhile, a deal with Knowledge Unlatched will see Peter Lang publish ten monographs on law each year for three years, beginning from 2019. The titles, chosen by an independent panel of experts based on their topicality, relevance, and practical insight, will address the area of IT Law, with a specific focus on the legal implications of digitisation; they will be financed by KU. Peter Lang will also provide five legal titles from its open access backlist this year.
Princeton University Press has announced the opening of a new China office in Beijing, building upon the success of its European office in Oxford.
Edinburgh University Press has appointed a new Non-Executive Director. Mark Allin, formerly President and CEO of Wiley, took up his role on 1 August this year.
Open access publisher The Open Library of Humanities has announced a new addition to its Library Partnership Subsidy system, through which libraries support the OLH’s infrastructure and gain voting rights on the Library Governance Board. McGill University is the twentieth Canadian university to sign up.
Emerald has acquired Archnet-IJAR: the International Journal of Architectural Research, adding to its extensive portfolio of journals in the fields of Property Management and Built Environment.