Scottish Universities Press news: Q&A webinar and inaugural call for submissions

Kyle Brady
Thursday 3 November 2022

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SUP will utilise and build on the academic and library communities of the partner institutions, to harness expertise and provide quality publishing options for academic monographs.

Upcoming SUP webinar and Q&A

The Scottish Universities Press will soon be hosting a webinar Q&A session, the webinar will introduce SUP, provide a progress update, and allow time for attendees to pose questions to the panel. The Q&A session will be chaired by Dominique Walker, Publishing Officer for the Scottish Universities Press, and the panel will include:

  • Hannah Whaley, Chair of the SUP Management Board and Assistant Director (Research and Resources), University of Dundee
  • Gillian Daly, SUP Project Manager and SCURL Executive Officer
  • Professor Morris Altman, Chair of the SUP Editorial Board and Dean of the University of Dundee School of Business
  • Professor David Lavallee, Vice-Chair of the SUP Editorial Board and Professor of Duty of Care in Sport, Abertay University

Who should attend?

The session is intended for any staff at member institutions, so this includes support and academic staff.

You can sign up to attend the webinar here.

16/11/2022, 10:30 – 11:30

Time zone: (UTC+00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London

Please contact Dominique at [email protected] if you have any issues with the form.

Call for proposals

https://www.sup.ac.uk/news/sup-opening-for-monograph-proposals

SUP have announced a call for proposals from academics at participating institutions, as part of their first work stream: “A time-limited call for proposals based on monographs nearing completion”. More workstreams will be announced in due course.

Time-limited call for monographs nearing completion  

Commencing Monday 7th November SUP is inviting proposals from academics at member institutions, specifically looking for completed, or nearly completed, manuscripts which are not under contract elsewhere.

The closing date for proposals to this first workstream will be Wednesday 18th January 2023.

Decisions will be communicated to authors by 31st March 2023 (dependent on the completion of the peer review).

In this stream there will be an expectation that manuscripts will be delivered within two months of acceptance being confirmed.

A reminder about SUP

The Scottish Universities Press aims to provide a clear and cost-effective route for researchers to make their work freely available to a global audience, meeting the requirements of funders and realising the ambition to extend the impact of research across society.” (https://www.sup.ac.uk/about-us-1)

SUP will utilise and build on the academic and library communities of the partner institutions, to harness expertise and provide quality publishing options for academic monographs. SUP brings an innovative, mission-led and cost-effective route for researchers to make their work freely available to a global audience, meeting the open access requirements of funders and extending the impact of research across society.

Academic libraries across Scotland have partnered to form SUP, with the management board consisting of representatives from participating institutions (including University of St Andrews). After a thorough recruitment process the Editorial Board was also formed, consisting of academics covering a diverse range of disciplines and covering a broad geographical area.

SUP is committed to:

  • Publish monographs by academics based at participating institutions.
  • Cover all subject areas that receive submissions.
  • Publish fully open access monographs online with CC-BY licences and provide the option to buy print copies.
  • Ensure quality through a rigorous peer review process managed by the SUP Editorial Board.
  • Provide a full publishing service, including copy-editing, design and typesetting, marketing, global dissemination and digital preservation.

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