Ubiquity Press

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Ubiquity Press
Parent companyDe Gruyter
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationLondon, E1
DistributionOpen access
Publication typesjournals, books
Official websiteubiquity.pub

Founded in 2008 by Brian Hole, Ubiquity Press is an academic publisher focusing on open access, peer-reviewed scholarship.[1] Ubiquity Press is a part of Ubiquity, which also provides full publishing infrastructure and services to university presses, and repositories for institutions.

Ubiquity operates as a for-profit entity,[2] but involves stakeholders in business planning through a variety of advisory structures, including a Ubiquity Partner Advisory Board and a North American Library Advisory Board.[3]

In 2018, the shareholders of Ubiquity adopted a charter to formally govern the company's business practices and to ensure that in the event of a change of control, it would adhere to the following three central tenets: 1) that all Ubiquity-published articles and books will be open access, “universally and freely accessible vie the Internet, in an easily readable format, with a Creative Commons Attribution license,” 2) that all code licensed as part of the Partner Press Platform will be open source and free for reuse, and 3) that all products of Ubiquity will be unbundled, “available for sale individually…not…made exclusively available as part of larger product bundles.”[4]

Ubiquity Press is also a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics,[5] the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers,[6] and the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association.[7]

De Gruyter acquired Ubiquity Press in October 2022.[8]

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  1. ^ "Open Access Ahoy: An Interview with Ubiquity Press". 22 October 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
  2. ^ Eve, Martin Paul (2014). "All That Glisters: Investigating Collective Funding Mechanisms for Gold Open Access in Humanities Disciplines". Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. 2 (3): 1131. doi:10.7710/2162-3309.1131.
  3. ^ "Ubiquity Press". www.ubiquitypress.com. Retrieved 2020-11-24.
  4. ^ "2019 Census – Case Studies | Educopia Institute". Retrieved 2020-11-24.
  5. ^ "Committee on Publication Ethics – Ubiquity Press". Retrieved 2013-01-17.
  6. ^ "ALPSP members – U". Retrieved 2013-01-17.
  7. ^ "Ubiquity Press joins OASPA". Retrieved 2013-01-17.
  8. ^ "De Gruyter acquires open research publisher Ubiquity for undisclosed sum". The Bookseller. Retrieved 2022-10-25.

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