About Goldsmiths Press

Goldsmiths Press is a new university press aiming to revive and regenerate the traditions and values of university press publishing.

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Goldsmiths Press is a new university press from Goldsmiths, University of London, which aims to revive and regenerate the traditions and values of university press publishing through the innovative use of print and digital media.

Our publishing will cut across disciplinary boundaries and blur the distinction between practice and theory, experimentation and convention and between the academic, literary and artistic.

We hope along the way to create a culture around academic knowledge practices that is more inventive and less constrained than it is now. A unique collaboration between academics, librarians and publishing professionals, under the direction of an academic researcher, we are already part of a growing conversation around the future of academic publishing.

Ethos and Guiding Principles

Digital First Publishing

Goldsmiths Press will build on the principles of digital first publishing and is driven by a widely documented need for new forms of academic publishing in the digital age. Digital first does not mean digital only, and we will publish print books as well as eBooks, apps and online resources.

Open Access and Peer Review

Goldsmiths Press is concerned with ethics as well as access and will attend to below the line issues of scholarship such as peer review and citation. We will combine green open access with a fair and varied pricing model in order to avoid the exploitation of authors as well as readers, creators as well as users. 

Our Audience

The press is oriented toward academics, practice based researchers, practitioners and postgraduate students. We hope to appeal to postgraduates through a combination of content, format and price and will involve them in the press as decision-makers. While serving the academic community, Goldsmiths Press will explore the many ways in which we can increase our reach to a wider public. 

Editorial and Governance

Editorial Board

Our editorial board combines and crosses a range of disciplines. Members support the Press in identifying high quality research and contribute to our peer review and selection process.

Members include:

Advisory Board

Goldsmiths Press is supported by an extensive and rapidly growing international advisory board.  We are grateful to our advisors who act as ambassadors for the Press as well as contributing advice and expertise to help shape its current, and future, direction.

Members include:

  • Lisa Adkins
  • Howard Becker
  • Michael Bhaskar
  • Barbara Bolt
  • Bruce Braun
  • Roger Burrows
  • Gavin Butt
  • Joe Deville
  • Lori Emerson
  • Maria Fusco
  • Bill Germano
  • Liam Gillick
  • Joyce Goggin
  • Fernando Gutiérrez
  • Gay Hawkins
  • Stefan Helmreich
  • Keisuke Kitano
  • Deepa Kumar
  • Andrew Lockett
  • Alessandro Ludovico
  • Wolfgang Marx
  • Tara McPherson
  • Alexandra Midal
  • David Morley
  • Lisa Nakamura
  • Dave O’Brien
  • Andrew Parker
  • Sarah Rifky
  • Sukhdev Sandhu
  • Steven Shaviro
  • Ali Smith
  • Carol Stabile
  • Philip Terry
  • Simon Worthington

Editorial Team

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