Librarian Perspectives: Professor Katsunori Iino, University of Bukkyo, Japan

An interview with Professor Katsunori Iino, Library Specialist, the University of Bukkyo, Japan Q: You have an unusual job title, at least to Western eyes.…


Digital Accessibility: enabling access for everyone

It’s hard to imagine our life without digital technology – at the click of a mouse or touch of a screen, the world is at our fingertips – that is, if you can control a mouse… and see the screen… and hear the audio – in other words, if you don’t have a disability of some sort.…


The Academic Book Trade Conference 2019

l-r: Stuart Webster – Digital Solutions Manager, Dr. Andrew Ashwin – Head of Publishing, Becky Roberts – Customer Insights Manager, Louis Coiffait – University of Middlesex This year’s Academic Book Trade Conference was held at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth, on 9th – 10th May.  It was chaired on the first day, and for the first time, by Louis Coiffait, until recently a journalist working for WonkHE, who now works for the University of Middlesex.  He also gave the keynote address, “The Shipping News” which followed up on his presentation in 2018 (with the same title) and appraised the current HE landscape.…


Plan S and our progress to an open future

In May, cOAlition S updated their implementation guidelines for Plan S following a consultation period. The revised guidelines provide useful clarity on a number of points, and give us a firmer idea of how the journals we publish can comply with Plan S.…


The relationship between Cambridge University Press and Cambridge University

Cambridge University Press is a department of the University of Cambridge, linked by various connections to the central institution. Cambridge University Press Syndicate These include the Syndics, a group of senior academics who convene regularly to oversee and approve the Press’s new publishing and policies; the Press and Assessment Board, which governs both Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment; and a host of smaller, less formal, but no less important connections.…


Journals Update 2019/2020

The upcoming year sees exciting change for Cambridge University Press’s journals line-up. In this blog post is a preview of brand new launch titles, titles that are switching to a fully Open Access model, and changes to how the Journal of Fluid Mechanics is published.…


Another year of peer review at Cambridge University Press…

Improvements, Iterations, and Infrastructure Cambridge University Press has a set of objectives in the peer review space . . . with several question marks still: Objectives: Increase transparency Support reviewer recognition Offer more training resources for reviewers Improve internal processes to make peer review more efficient Questions: What are the evolving challenges to peer review and opportunities in evolving forms of scholarly communication for peer review and how do we respond to them?…


Into the great wide open – enlightened peer review

The process of peer review is a central element of the scholarly communication process. Peer review follows a traditional model for traditional journal publishing.…