MUP Journals Programme

Manchester University Press journals

Manchester University Press is committed to serving the international academic community, furthering knowledge and making innovative and high quality scholarship available to the widest possible readership in both print and electronic format. Our journals portfolio has expanded recently and we now publish 16 journals over a broad range of disciplines, many of which are published on behalf of or in collaboration with learned societies and institutions.

As a smaller journal publisher, we pride ourselves on the time and attention we are able to give to our journals and their editorial teams. Should you wish to find out what MUP could offer your journal or you would like to discuss the starting a new journal please contact please contact Meredith Carroll. Proposal guidelines for new journals can be downloaded below.

For specific journals submission guidelines please refer to the relevant journal via the Journal Home Page.
MUP journals online

All MUP journals are available online via ingentaconnect. In addition to delivering online content, the platform provides:
  • RSS feeds and Table of Content alerts
  • IP address authentication and remote access via Athens, Shibboleth and proxy servers
  • High discoverability through ‘Vertical Search Facilities’ Primo; Ebsco Discovery Service and Summon
  • All MUP journal content on ingentaconnect platform is COUNTER  compliant. COUNTER is an international initiative serving librarians, publishers and intermediaries by setting standards that facilitate the recording and reporting of online usage statistics in a consistent, credible and compatible way.

As part of our efforts to offer a professional and quality service, we belong to the UK Serials Group, which exists to connect the journals publishing and information technology community, and to ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers),  which is the only international association representing all types of non-profit publishers, and is the largest trade association for scholarly and professional publishers.

Each partnership provides a  great forum for exchange of information on current developments in the industry thus ensuring we possess the latest industry expertise whilst providing the best service to our subscribers and publishing partners. Manchester University Press publishing partners include Amnesty International, The Economic and Social History Society of Ireland, The Institute of Historical Research, The International Association of Transport History, The Open University, The Sociological Association of Ireland and The Society for the Study of French History.
ALSP Learned Journals Collection logo ALPSP Learned Journals Collection

This collection (in partnership with Swets) is an initiative whereby smaller ALPSP member publishers work together, through Swets, to sell a combined package of their journals to consortia and other large customers. Other publishers participating in the collection include Edinburgh University Press, Liverpool University Press, Brill and Walter de Gruyter, which allows our journals to be sold in subject packages with over 1,000 other journals. Other benefits include:

  • Cross publisher package: A unique and straightforward way to acquire a wealth of content from multiple publishers;
  • Value for money: An affordable and flexible solution offering key, high quality electronic content;
  • Simplicity: A single order, license, pricing model, invoice and point of contact;
  • Instant Access: Access activated within 24 hours;
  • Multi-year license agreements: fixed annual price increase;
  • An initiative of smaller- and medium-sized publishers;
  • Special consortia arrangements available.
No Text MUP is a member of CrossRef, a collaborative reference linking service that functions as a sort of digital switchboard. It holds no full text content, but rather enables linkages through CrossRef Digital Object Identifiers (CrossRef DOI), which are tagged to article metadata supplied by the participating publishers. The end result is an efficient, scalable linking system through which a researcher can click on a reference citation in a journal and access the cited article.


No Text MUP is a member of UK Serials Group (UKSG). UKSG exists to connect the information community and encourage the exchange of ideas on scholarly communication. It is the only organisation spanning the wide range of interests and activities across the scholarly information community of librarians, publishers, intermediaries and technology vendors.In a dynamic environment, UKSG works to:
  • facilitate community integration, networking, discussion and exchange of ideas
  • improve members' knowledge of the scholarly information sector and support skills development
  • stimulate research and collaborative initiatives, encourage innovation and promote standards for good practice
  • disseminate news, information and publications, and raise awareness of services that support the scholarly information sector.
No Text MUP has signed up to The Transfer Code of Practice. This UKSG backed initiative responds to the expressed needs of the scholarly journal community for consistent guidelines to help publishers ensure that journal content remains easily accessible by librarians and readers when there is a transfer between parties, and to ensure that the transfer process occurs with minimum disruption. Publishers are being asked to publicly endorse and follow the Code of Practice which is a set of voluntary “best practices” for the industry. The Code and any policies and procedures developed around the Code will be guided by openness and fairness and will be to the benefit of libraries, readers, users and other consumers.

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