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    The following are among our most commonly asked questions. For additional topics and more detailed information, please visit Ubiquity Support.


    Why submit my article to a Ubiquity Press journal?

    As a researcher-led publisher we care about the same things as you. Our editors work hard to ensure that your articles are reviewed fairly and quickly, so that you receive timely and constructive reports that improve the quality of your work; our production team takes pride in creating and distributing rich, value-added versions of your work to maximise impact and readership; and our developers are focused on adopting novel technologies such as alternative metrics to help you track impact and see who's talking about you.

    How do I submit my article?

    Find the appropriate journal at http://www.ubiquitypress.com/journals and navigate to the journal homepage. Register with the journal if you haven't already, then go to your profile and click 'New Submission'. If you need any help, please create a support ticket, and we'll guide you through the process.

    How can I transfer a journal to Ubiquity Press?

    We are happy to consider proposals from both established journals and groups looking to start a new journal to meet the needs of a community. Contact us to find out more.

    What is an article processing charge (APC)?

    All content published by Ubiquity Press is made freely available online. The costs of publication - including peer review, production, and archiving - are paid for by article processing charges (APCs). In general we expect the cost of publication to be covered by an author’s institution or funder, but where appropriate we waive or reduce APCs to ensure cost is not a barrier to publication.

    Why publish a book with Ubiquity Press?

    As a researcher-led publisher, Ubiquity Press is well aware that traditional academic book publishing models do not serve authors well by providing wide, impactful dissemination. We have therefore developed a highly cost-effective open access service including print on demand, full-text peer review and integration of data associated with the book in appropriate repositories. More information about the benefits of publishing a book with Ubiquity Press can be found here.

    How do I submit a book proposal?

    Register with our Book Management System (RUA) and complete the book proposal template. When happy with the information click ‘Submit’ at the bottom of the form. Once we have received your proposal we will acknowledge receipt and get back to you within 2-3 working days. General information about publishing a book with Ubiquity Press can be found here. If you have any questions, please drop us an email at editorial@ubiquitypress.com.

    What is a Book Processing Charge (BPC)?

    Books published by Ubiquity Press are made freely available online and we do not rely on print sales of the book. The costs of publication of a book – including peer review, production, and archiving – are paid for instead by a Book Processing Charge (BPC). In general we expect the costs of publication to be covered by an author’s institution or funder, and where possible we waive or reduce BPCs. More information about BPCs can be found here.

    How are APCs and BPCs administered?

    Provided that the APC or BPC is not being paid out of a prepayment account held by Ubiquity Press, the corresponding author will typically be invoiced by the Ubiquity Partner Network accounts team following publication of the article or book.

    What are Ubiquity Press's business ethics when outsourcing work to suppliers?

    Ubiquity Press outsources aspects of its work to external suppliers, where there is a compelling quality, cost, or scaling issue. With digital production, these companies can be located anywhere in the world, and we welcome the engagement with talented people contributing to the spread of knowledge, no matter what nationality.

    We only work with companies with high standards of business ethics, and of care to their employees.

    The suppliers we work with:

    When Ubiquity Press works with suppliers we aim:

    If you would like further information about our outsourcing strategy, our business ethics, or to find out more about our suppliers, please contact us.