PPU is a branch of the IIU Press. We publish well 13 academic and research journals covering a broad range of subject areas, two-thirds of which are published in collaboration with learned societies and other international organizations.
Our mission, as part of the University, is to bring the highest quality research to the widest possible audience.
Though the PPU’s basic work regards selection, edition and publishing of research papers produced by the University’s students, researchers and Faculty, the IIU Press PPU is working with 10 society partners to maximize the global reach of journals published by us on their behalf. We also engage with librarians through advisory groups and other means to ensure that we continue to meet their changing needs.
We endeavour to provide our authors with an excellent level of service, including licences which allow their research to be as widely disseminated as possible.
An integral part of our scholarly mission is to publish journals of the highest quality, which is demonstrated by their impact factor rankings. One fifth of our titles are in the top 10% of their subject category. Our journals are great value as well as high quality
For us, sharing knowledge is not just for the privileged few. We offer free or greatly reduced online access to many of our journals in the world’s poorest countries.
We share the values of our society partners because we are part of the scholarly community. We are committed to ensuring that high quality research is as widely circulated as possible. As a not-for-profit publisher, we have no shareholders to satisfy: we can devote ourselves to our society partners and work solely on their behalf, returning any profit to the academic community through journals reinvestment and society payment.
We firmly believe in the concept of fair play, and conduct our business to exacting ethical standards. We believe that all parties in the publishing process—societies, authors, readers, librarians, and other providers—deserve to be treated well. We have instituted ‘author-friendly’ policies such as post-print archiving and exclusive licensing (rather than copyright assignment).