Manchester University Press (MUP) Mission Statement:

At Manchester University Press (MUP), our mission is to be recognized globally for the excellence of our publishing, advancing research and learning for the benefit of society and the wider environment. Building upon our rich history, situated in the heart of one of the most vibrant universities and cities in the UK, MUP has been a beacon of scholarly achievement since its founding in 1903.

Drawing upon the expertise of leading names and emerging scholars from around the world, we publish over 200 books and five journals each year, specialising in the Humanities and Social Sciences. We are committed to delivering best practice in all our publishing activities, constantly exploring innovative ways to support scholarly communications and remaining responsive to the evolving needs of the academic community and our broader readership.

We prioritize discoverability, accessibility, and inclusivity in our publications, while upholding traditional values of excellent author care, good design, and high production standards. MUP takes pride in the fact that our authors and readers return to us time and again, acknowledging our commitment to their professional and intellectual needs.

Editorial Committee

All MUP commissioning must be approved by the Editorial Committee, which is composed of academics based at the University of Manchester.

Current committee members:


Governance of Manchester University Press

Management Board

Manchester University Press is a department of the University of Manchester. Its affairs are overseen by a Management Board that meets four times a year.

Current board members:

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