The Ubiquity Partner Network (UPN) is made up of fully independent university and society presses. By sharing the same infrastructure and back office services, the presses are able to run cost-efficiently and sustainably. UPN also provides an opportunity to share resources and experience, and to cascade content between presses, all of which result in much greater efficiency. The presses also contribute members to the UPN Steering Board, which determines the direction of the overall platform.
Press staff are encouraged to interact with each other in the Ubiquity Community portal, where they can ask questions and share experience and resources.
The first presses on the platform launched in 2014 and due to strong demand the network has been expanding ever since. Please contact us if your institution or society is interested in participating.
Partner Presses have their own fully re-branded websites, presenting the books, journals and data they publish in one place (see examples).
The university or society runs the front office operations of the press, with support from us. This typically involves the following activities:
We run the entire back office system for you on the UPN infrastructure, and provide a full stack of publishing services, as follows:
Bangladesh Journals Online (BanglaJOL) is a database of journals published in Bangladesh, covering the full range of academic disciplines. The objective of BanglaJOL is to give greater visibility to the participating journals and to the research they convey. It is managed by the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences and was developed in collaboration with INASP.
Established in 2014, Cardiff University Press (CardiffUP) is a Diamond Open Access publisher of academic research. We are committed to innovation and excellence in Open Access publishing, for the benefit of both academia and the wider external community, and publish high-quality, peer-reviewed, original academic research online.
Central American Journals Online (CAMJOL) is a database of journals published in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, covering the full range of academic disciplines. The objective of CAMJOL is to give greater visibility to the participating journals and to the research they convey. It is managed by CBUES in El Salvador, UNAH in Honduras and CNU in Nicaragua. It was developed in collaboration with INASP.
The Finnish Literature Society (SKS) makes its English-language academic series, Studia Fennica, as well as a selection of Finnish-language research publications available in open access. The Studia Fennica series includes works from the fields of anthropology, ethnology, folklore studies, history, literature and linguistics. SKS does its part in ensuring that the results of Finnish humanities research are also effectively disseminated internationally. Established in 1831, SKS is Finland's oldest operating publisher. Today, SKS is Finland’s largest humanities scholarly publisher.
Gonzaga Library Publishing, supports journals that reflect the mission of Gonzaga University through a commitment to the dignity of the human person, social justice, diversity, intercultural competence, global engagement, solidarity with the poor and vulnerable, and care for the planet.
Helsinki University Press, is a scholarly Open Access publisher of peer-reviewed books and journals. All of its publications are freely available online. We offer the academic community a publication channel through which to disseminate research results effectively, fairly and to the right audience. HUP’s digital publications are free to download in pdf or HTML format, and can be bought as e-books or in print for a fee. We believe that Open Access to research is beneficial for everyone. When the outcomes of publicly funded research are freely available, they can be an asset to other researchers, academic institutions, decision-makers and civic organisations, regardless of their financial standing. This benefits not only the researchers themselves, but also the rest of society.
KIT Scientific Publishing ist der Wissenschaftsverlag des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie (KIT) für qualitätsgeprüfte Publikationen. Der Verlag ist Teil der Abteilung Publikations- und Mediendienste der KIT-Bibliothek und bietet einen zeitgemäßen Open-Access-Publikationsservice für die Veröffentlichung von KIT-eigenen Schriften.
Kriterium is a collaboration providing a shared open access monographs platform and services for consortium of Swedish universities, academic publishers and institutions. Currently in a pilot phase, the consortium comprises Gothenburg University, Lund University, Uppsala University, Nordic Academic Press, Macadam publishers, and representatives from the Swedish Research Council, the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation and the National Library.
KSHIP is an Open Access Publisher of peer reviewed open access books, journals and other forms of academic publishing. We are a part of Ubiquity Press’s partner network of university open access publishing. KSHIP is a lot of things - it means ‘inspired’ in Sanskrit, our institute IIT Indore is on the banks of the Kshipra river and it expands to Knowledge Sharing in Publishing.
The Latin America Research Commons (LARC) is a portal for cutting-edge, fully open access research on Latin America.
Funded by LASA, LARC is dedicated to ensuring the widest possible dissemination of monographs and journals in all disciplines relating to Latin American studies. Its principal languages of publication are Spanish and Portuguese, and its primary goal is to ensure that researchers from around the world will be able to find and access the research they need without economic or geographic barriers.
Levy Library Press provides a platform for inter-professional scholarship that promotes open research across science and medicine. It aims to facilitate and support the foundation of Open Access peer-reviewed, academic journals at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
LSHTM Press works with authors to develop and launch publications that reflect the purpose and mission of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide and to enable the widest possible dissemination so that people around the world can find and access the information they need without barriers.
LSE Press is a platform for high quality, open access research in the social sciences. Our mission is to support the launch and development of innovative, open access, academic-led publications. Based in the Library of the London School of Economics, LSE Press is open to publishing proposals that reflect the reputation of LSE as a global and trusted source of excellent research.
Houghton St Press is the student imprint of LSE Press, publishing open access content produced by LSE students.
Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft (MWV) publishes reference books, textbooks and scientific books as well as ebooks for professionals and students in Medicine, Nursing and Health Care Management.
Mongolia Journals Online (MongoliaJOL) is a database of journals published in Mongolia, covering the full range of academic disciplines. The objective of MongoliaJOL is to give greater visibility to the participating journals and to the research they convey. It is managed by the Mongolian Academy of Sciences and was developed in collaboration with INASP.
Nepal Journals Online (NepJOL) is a database of journals published in Nepal, covering the full range of academic disciplines. The objective of NepJOL is to give greater visibility to the participating journals and to the research they convey. It is managed by the Tribhuvan University Central Library in Kathmandu and was developed in collaboration with INASP.
Penn State University Press is the publishing arm of the Pennsylvania State University and a division of the Penn State University Libraries and Scholarly Communications. As a member of the Ubiquity Partner Network, PSUP is exploring new initiatives in open access publishing.
Scandinavian Military Studies (SMS) is a new partnership of the Royal Danish Defence College, the Norwegian Defence University College and The Centre for Military Studies, University of Copenhagen. Through its open access journal (Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies) and monograph series, SMS publishes high-quality work within the broad field of military studies, taking a multi-theoretical and multi-methodical approach. The journal supports the military profession by publishing manuscripts within both research and development.
Sri Lankan Journals Online (SLJOL) is a database of journals published in Sri Lanka, covering the full range of academic disciplines. The objective of SLJOL is to give greater visibility to the participating journals, and to the research they convey. It is managed by the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka and was developed in collaboration with INASP.
Stockholm University Press (SUP) is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed, academic journals, and books. We aim to make journals and books affordable, and to give them the widest possible dissemination so that researchers around the world can find and access the information they need without barriers.
In partnership with our authors and series editors, we publish in the humanities, social sciences and the natural sciences. Our main focal points are rigorous peer review, open access and global dissemination.
Ubiquity Press is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed, academic journals. Our flexible publishing model makes journals and books affordable, and enables researchers around the world to find and access the information they need, without barriers.
UKA evaluates the quality of higher education and research. We are responsible for official statistics and monitor compliance with laws and regulations among universities and university colleges in Sweden.