St Mary’s University, Twickenham has announced the launch of the St Mary’s University Press which will oversee the publication of new academic work.
The Press will produce publications that further scholarly investigation, advance interdisciplinary inquiry, stimulate public debate, and enhance cultural life in an atmosphere that is supportive, enthusiastic, and pleasurable.
It will cover a broad range of subjects. Including Theology and Religious Studies, Education, Philosophy, Humanities, Psychology, Sport and Human Physiology, Business and Law, Social Sciences and Health and Applied Science.
As an inclusive Catholic University seeking to develop the whole person and to empower our community to have a positive global impact, St Mary’s promotes interdisciplinary research and scholarship which it aims to disseminate through the Press.
The Press will embody the core values of St Mary’s by seeking to encourage inclusiveness, generosity of spirit, respect, and excellence in the publications it sponsors. Its publications will be produced to the highest professional standards, providing a forum to influence public policy debate and problem solving for the common good. In this respect the St Mary’s University Press will, through its publications, stress the formation of the whole person: mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, as well as the creation of a social conscience.
Speaking of the launch, Secretary of the St Mary’s University Press Prof Peter Tyler said, “We are delighted to see the St Mary’s University Press after significant work from members of the University community, including our Chair, Emeritus Professor John Charmley. The Press is committed to furthering knowledge and making innovative and rigorous scholarship available to the widest possible readership through our range of research publications. I look forward with excitement to seeing the first volumes from the press being published.”
The Press’s primary publications will be academic volumes based on research sponsored by the University or its scholars, including scholarly monographs and reference works. Through combining high quality scholarship with excellent production values,the Press aims to produce academic works of lasting value.
Alongside traditional hard and paperback volumes, the press will operate with electronic editions and Print on Demand models. The Press will also endeavor to reprint new scholarly editions of classic books that have now fallen out of print.