About Goldsmiths Press

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

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Goldsmiths Press aims to revive and regenerate the traditions and values of university press publishing through the innovative use of print and digital media.

Our publishing cuts across disciplinary boundaries and blurs the distinctions between theory, practice, fiction and non-fiction.

We hope to create a culture around academic knowledge practices that is more inventive and less constrained while fostering a unique collaboration between writers, artists, archivists, librarians and publishing professionals.

Goldsmiths Press is the UK’s first green open access monograph university press publisher, combining open access with a fair and varied pricing model for print books.

We are committed to sustainable, non-commercial open access, and wherever possible, we transfer open access titles from our institutional repository (Goldsmiths Research Online) to PubPub, MIT’s open access platform.

Our books are distributed globally by MIT Press and Penguin US

Goldsmiths Press titles can be ordered from The Publishers Group UK

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 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 attends to below the line issues of scholarship such as peer review and citation.

We 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 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
  • Kate Devlin
  • Lori Emerson
  • Maria Fusco
  • Bill Germano
  • Liam Gillick
  • Tariq Goddard
  • Joyce Goggin
  • Yasmin Gunuratnam
  • Fernando Gutiérrez
  • Matthew Harle
  • Gay Hawkins
  • Stefan Helmreich
  • Keisuke Kitano
  • Deepa Kumar
  • Brandon LaBelle
  • Andrew Lockett
  • Alessandro Ludovico
  • Wolfgang Marx
  • Tara McPherson
  • Alexandra Midal
  • Lisa Nakamura
  • Jenna Ng
  • Dave O’Brien
  • Tom Overton
  • Andrew Parker
  • Sarah Rifky
  • Nelson Rodriguez
  • Sukhdev Sandhu
  • Steven Shaviro
  • Margrit Shildrick
  • Ali Smith
  • Carol Stabile
  • Philip Terry
  • Iris Van der Tuin
  • Simon Worthington

Editorial Team

Design Agency

The Goldsmiths Design Agency exists to connect alumni of the Department of Design at Goldsmiths with organisations who are interested in commissioning work, as well as providing support and creative guidance to alumni with the commissions they secure through it.

Goldsmiths Press has been working in collaboration with the Design Agency since its inception, enabling it to build a design aesthetic that truly reflects the talent and diversity of its titles and writers.

Goldsmiths Shorts Editorial Board

The Goldsmiths Shorts pamphlet series brings together poetry, fiction and non-fiction by alumni from across the creative writing programmes and modules, taught within the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths.

The alumni are asked to consider the pamphlet as an introduction to their work so far, as a unit that requires brevity but that also allows room for them to declare themselves. They are also invited to view the pamphlet’s history as an artefact of experimentation or provocation.

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