For a journal to be considered by UWP please follow these guidelines including the following in your submission:
UWP normally like to discuss on an individual basis such matters as reference and style conventions, handling of the peer review process, potential sponsorship and link-up with associations (if a society or department journal) but if you think it is important to mention these at an early stage please include details.
It is a condition for consideration that UWP journals are peer reviewed with reference to COPE guidelines and fully referenced.
A journal submission is first of all considered by UWP members of staff specifically as to whether it meets our guidelines and is a subject area in which we are planning to publish.
The journal proposal will then be reviewed externally by relevant scholars in the field and usually by a member of a relevant University of Westminster faculty or department.
If the reviews are favourable or mixed the proposal will be considered by the University of Westminster Press editorial board and a decision will be taken quickly whether to proceed.
UWP aim to undertake reviews of journals as expeditiously as possible and in no longer than 8 weeks from submission.
Taking into consideration COPE guidelines, UWP are happy to consider requests for ‘open’ peer review if preferred.
Once a journal is accepted procedures for journals submissions, peer review of articles and publications procedure are agreed and contracts signed.
To submit your new journal proposal, of for further discussion, please contact Andrew Lockett.