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    About Aberdeen University Press

    Since 2019, Aberdeen University Press has been managed by the Directorate of Digital and Information Services and in 2022 it became a fully Open Access University Press. The Press has also widened its remit to engage the full range of academic disciplines and support interdisciplinarity.

    Aberdeen University Press is an important component of wider work to expand the University of Aberdeen’s open research capability and support a research culture that encourages openness and aligns with our ambitious long-term strategy, Aberdeen 2040, which charts the direction of the University for the coming decades Aberdeen University Press was established in 1900, and built a reputation for publishing leading literary and academic works across a range of disciplines. More recently it has focused on journals and monographs focusing on Scottish culture and history

    Aberdeen University Press publishes a range of high-quality peer-reviewed journals, book series and stand-alone monographs. All publishing decisions are made by the Aberdeen University Press Academic Advisory Board.

    Aberdeen University Press aims to be a Diamond Open Access publisher, where there are no charges to authors for publication or to readers for accessing our titles. We do not charge the authors of our journal articles for publishing with us. We do, however, encourage article authors to avail of institutional or funder grants to allay the costs incurred by the Press.


    Vision and mission

    In line with the University of Aberdeen’s 1495 foundational statement ‘open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others’, we publish high quality open access research across all disciplines and fields of enquiry from scholars worldwide.

    As well as publishing primary research, we encourage works of synthesis which are multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary in their approach. Aberdeen University Press is committed to the highest standards of peer review and research integrity, while helping scholars to shape scholarly debate and public policy for national and global challenges.


    Our Team

    Press Administrator: Sandra Hynes

    Contact us: aup@abdn.ac.uk


    AUP Team

    Michael Brown, Chair in Irish, Scottish and Enlightenment History

    Simon Bains, University Librarian

    Emma Francis, Open Research Manager

    Sandra Hynes, Open Research Team

    Joanna Adams, Open Research Team

    Susan Halfpenny, Head of Research and Learning Information Services


    AUP Executive Board

    Brian Henderson, Chair, Director of Digital and Information Services

    Simon Bains, University Librarian

    Marlis Barraclough, Research Policy and REF Manager

    Michael Brown, Chair in Irish, Scottish and Enlightenment History

    Rossana Ducato, Lecturer in Law

    Emma Francis, Open Research Manager

    Susan Halfpenny, Head of Research and Learning Information Services


    Academic Advisory Board

    For the period 2022-2025

    Michael Brown, Chair, School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History

    Simon Bains, University Librarian

    Andrew Dilley, Chair of the Friends of Aberdeen University Library, School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History

    Michael Beaney, School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History

    Clare Moran, School of Law

    Rainer Schulz, Business School

    Rachel Shanks, School of Education 

    Postdoctoral Representative

    Postdoctoral Representative