23 December 2020

2020 Year in Review

Laura Simonite

Let's take a retrospective look at what 2020 has meant for the Press.

Year in Review

2020 has been a strange and difficult year, and we have worked hard in continuing to support our communities with our services and publications.

With that in mind, here are our highlights from the last twelve months.

Year in Review

Publications

We released ten new books in 2020:

We have lots more planned for you in 2021! As well as continuing to grow our world-class journals programme we have a number of special projects, including two special editions of Publications of the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

Open Access

2020 saw the launch of our Subscribe To Open (S2O) open access programme, covering 10 of our journal titles. This allowed us to announce our first package for JISC members in the UK, and to participate in panel discussions with other publishers committed to fair and equitable open access.

We’ll be announcing the results of our S2O programme in early 2021, and we have plenty more to do in the new year as we continue to push for greater recognition of a diversity of open access business models with funders and institutions. 

The Press

Following the organisational changes that took place in 2019, 2020 allowed us to focus on establishing our new brand, starting with the launch of our new website. We also implemented a new submission system - Editflow - across 16 of our journal titles, allowing for smoother and more responsive editorial processes.

We recruited two new team members this year; Apostolos Damialis joined us as Editorial Director, and Beatriz Sanz Lluesma joined as Sales and Marketing Executive. This means we now have a team of six across three countries, representing five European nationalities 🇪🇺!

2021 promises to build on the progress made and challenges overcome in 2020. We’re look forward to what the new year will bring and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.