Demmy Verbeke : ‘There are at least three reasons to pursue full Open Access in all scholarly communication.’
Electronic publication and dissemination have brought major challenges and opportunities. The possibilities seem limitless, albeit that they have certainly not brought the democratisation that was originally envisaged.
We are very proud to celebrate our 50th anniversary together with all our authors, editors, series boards, readers, and partners who have supported...
Jeroen Dewulf: ‘Open Access is often the only way for scholars in developing countries to access your work’
A university press is the best guarantee to find the right balance between academic rigour and the desire to reach a broad reading public.
Changes have been multifold and multifaceted. Scale intensity, internationalisation and digitisation are the obvious ones. However, even more relevant is what has not changed, and thus has remained the perpetual mission of academic publishing.
Leuven University Press and KU Leuven operate in a world subject to the same forces. We share the same challenges. Whether it concerns internation...
University Presses are among the most visible societal vehicles of universities. They are at the crossroad of the essence of what academic communities do: discover and invent new and future realities.
Education and research are essential domains in society, and this is even more true in times of crisis and uncertainty when there is a growing need for experts and researchers who can guide, explain, provide new insights, critically evaluate, and dare to ask the right questions.
In a time when alternative truths have acquired the same status as substantiated and demonstrable facts, and when the ultimate democracy of the Internet is sending out an unstoppable stream of opinions and perspectives, an academic publisher like Leuven University Press that subjects its publications to a multiple review procedure is a very important gatekeeper.
Leuven University Press is a mature academic press that has developed and earned its place in the publishing world. I dare to hope that the future for Leuven UP will remain just as enriching, challenging and interesting!