Publishing with Cambridge University Press
Dr. Chris HARRISON
Publishing Development Director (Humanities and Social Sciences)
Time: 10.19 10:30-11:45
Address: No.1 building 103
In the first part of his presentation, Chris will focus on the journal and book publishing programme for the Humanities and Social Sciences at Cambridge University Press. He will provide an overview of the publishing process with an explanation of the peer review regime and what is the Syndicate’s role at the Press. In the second part of the presentation he will offer practical advice on submitting journal articles and book proposals. He will be happy to take questions and will be able to advise scholars personally who have a book proposal or idea in mind for the Press.
About the Speaker
Chris Harrison is Publishing Development Director for the global humanities and social science book publishing programme at Cambridge University Press where he has worked since 1999, first as economics editor before becoming manager of the social science publishing. The Cambridge social science publishing programme covers economics, management, political science, sociology, psychology, modern history, linguistics and law. The Cambridge humanities publishing programme covers literature, theatre and music, philosophy, classical studies, religious studies and archaeology. As economics editor Chris has worked with many leading economists from North America, Europe and Asia and has particularly enjoyed working on three books with Professor Justin Yifu Lin.
Chris studied History at Cambridge University and then gained a PhD in African History from University of London’s School of Oriental & African Studies. His publications include: France and Islam in West Africa, 1860–1960 (1988) which was published in CUP’s African Studies series and “Politics, Peer Review and Pluralism” published in the journal Environmental Science & Policy (2004) and was based on a presentation to the American Association for Advancement of Science on politics and scientific controversies.
About Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press dates from 1534 and is part of the University of Cambridge. We further the University's mission by disseminating knowledge in the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Playing a leading role in today's global market place, we have over 50 offices around the globe, and we distribute our products to nearly every country in the world. We publish titles written by authors in over 100 different countries.
Our publishing covers virtually every educational subject seriously studied in the English-speaking world. We publish research monographs, academic reference, textbooks, books for professionals, and large numbers of paperbacks aimed at graduate students.
Nearly all of our new books are available in electronic formats. Our e-publishing team develops ways to increase the circulation of content through various electronic outlets. Access to our titles is enabled through institutional library services, as downloads to PCs and hand-held devices, and through specially selected aggregators.