Manchester University Press


Manchester University Press (MUP) is situated in the heart of one of the most vibrant universities and cities in the UK. Founded in 1903 and publishing our first books in 1904, our distinctive brand is known globally for publishing excellent research in the humanities and social sciences. This research comes from leading names and up-and-coming scholars from around the world. We currently publish over 170 books each year, as well as seven journals. 

We embrace opportunities to innovate and explore new ways of supporting scholarly communications, and endeavour to be engaged and responsive to the changing needs of the academic community and our broader readership. We work closely with our parent institution, the University of Manchester, which is the largest research university in the UK. We also offer our expert production, marketing and distribution services to other publishers such as Lund University Press.

Discoverability, accessibility and researchability are all features of publishing that we care about, as well as the traditional values of excellent author care, good design and high production values. We're proud to be able to say that MUP authors and readers come back to us time and time again.

Our publishing platforms provide new opportunities for you to interact with us in more ways than ever before. We look forward to hearing from you.




The launch of manchesterhive in summer 2018 will provide readers with instant access to MUP's digital content across the humanities and social sciences. Our existing eBook collections are included on manchesterhive : Manchester Gothic, Manchester Studies in Imperialism and Manchester Medieval Sources Online, plus two new collections for 2018: Manchester Shakespeare and Manchester Security, Conflict & Peace. Each collection typically includes research monographs, edited collections, scholarly critiques and journals written by leading researchers in the field.

Alongside our established eBook collections, manchesterhive will host 1,300 eBook titles to allow our customers to build their own custom collections to fit library acquisition plans. To request a trial or to enquire about building a custom collection, please contact Shelly Turner, Head of Sales: 



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