Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Interscript: UCL Journal of Publishing is an open access academic journal on publishing. It provides a platform that fosters international debate on the constantly evolving nature of the publishing industry. The journal is managed by postgraduate students in the UCL Centre for Publishing and hosted by UCL Press.

Interscript departs from traditional issue-based journal publication, and instead publishes its content on a continuous rolling basis. Whilst an English language journal, Interscript aims to promote international discussion on both the present and future of the global publishing industry.

Interscript welcomes submissions from academics, researchers, and professionals. Non-traditional academic contributions are encouraged, and outstanding contributions from postgraduate students may also be considered. The guiding focus of the journal covers three main areas: digital publishing, emerging business models, and scholarly communication. Potential topics include, amongst others:

  • Digitisation

  • Open Access

  • Disruptive innovation

  • Semantic technologies

  • Metadata

  • Social media and publishing

  • Libraries and publishing

  • Publishing sectors (academic, trade, educational)

  • University presses

  • The future of the book

  • Multimedia-enhanced literature

  • Readership (consumption and discoverability)

  • Copyright & rights

  • Self-publishing

  • Logistics



Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

book review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Interscript operates a pre-publication, double-blind peer review process on all submissions. The journal also encourages post-publication debate by way of a moderated comments section made available on the platform.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.