Prize launched for university presses tackling global issues

Prize launched for university presses tackling global issues

A new prize has been launched to recognise the work university presses do in addressing issues of global importance.

The University Press Redux Sustainability Award will be presented for an initiative, publication, product or project aimed at addressing one or more of the 17 UN’s sustainable development goals, covering issues such as poverty, equality and the environment.

Cambridge University Press and the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) will announce the results at the Redux 2020 Conference, held in Cambridge from 17th to 18th March.

Mandy Hill, m.d. of academic publishing at CUP and one of the judging panel, said: "University presses are both communicators and facilitators of research, knowledge and data. This gives us the potential to play a key role in addressing today’s global issues.

"We want to recognise some of the innovative ways publishers address these grand challenges, from important books, journals and policy documents, to new digital solutions: projects which support and drive the change towards achieving sustainable development globally."

The closing date for submissions is 15th January. For details on how to enter, visit the conference website.

This year’s Redux Conference is being hosted and curated by Cambridge University Press and will address the question: "What is the role of a university press in 2020?"