UQ ePress is an academic imprint of the University of Queensland Press (UQP) with the first series dedicated to Pacific Studies. Additional titles are currently in development.
UQ ePress combines the best of print publishing traditions with the rich promises of online and digital media. Our goal is to invigorate and strengthen scholarly publishing. By focusing on selected fields of research, UQ ePress will ensure that scholarly works of high quality and value continue to be produced in sustainable forms.
Commencing with Pacific Studies, new disciplines will be introduced as this new model and imprint is developed. Environment and Sustainability, Biological Science, and Political Science are the fields most likely to be introduced in the future. All titles published will be subject to rigorous peer review and editorial guidelines, and will be designed and produced to the highest standards of quality. Distribution through regular book industry channels will be a standard feature of both electronic and print UQ ePress products. Academic authors in Australia will also be eligible to claim compliance with Higher Education Research Data Collection when publishing through the UQ ePress.
Open access publishing is being mixed with the delivery of some versions of the work at a price. This is designed to stimulate the development and flow of new knowledge, while ensuring all book formats are of a high production standard with lasting value. All titles will be available in full as HTML versions online, at no charge. Portable digital formats of PDF and ePub will available to download for around $AUD15 each. All titles will also be available in print editions, via print-on-demand facilities, for around $35 each.
An Editorial Committee for each field of research serves as the authority and coordinating body to determine what gets published and what forms of multimedia publishing might be explored with each new title. Authors will be encouraged to consider how their bibliography might become an online exhibition of the major themes in their work.
If you are interested in submitting a manuscript for consideration in the field of Pacific Studies, keep an eye on this page for the UQ ePress Guide for Authors and Manuscript Submission form.