We are publishers of the best contemporary non-fiction writing and are peer reviewed for academic excellence. We are the publishing imprint of University College Dublin, Ireland.
UCD Press publishes contemporary scholarly writing in a broad range of subjects including history, literary studies, music, science and more recently migration studies, gender studies and architecture. Our Press has a special focus on Irish Studies. Our books are produced to the highest standards of design, editing, and printing while being distributed, marketed and publicised nationally and internationally.
The Press is located at the UCD Humanities Institute (HI), on the UCD Campus in Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. The Humanities Institute constitutes a vibrant and creative space for interdisciplinary research in the arts and humanities in Ireland. Within UCD, the HI acts as a creative hub for interdisciplinary enquiry and discussion in the humanities and cognate social sciences. UCD Press has been involved in several workshops to advise and support the research students based in the HI and the wider academic community on all things publishing related.
The Press has had a number of successful titles including in the field of music studies: The Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland
; in poetry studies: The Poet's Chair
series and more recently Hold Open the Door
and the bestselling The Maamtrasna Murders
and Ireland's Rivers.
UCD Press is honoured to have an ongoing collaboration with the Ireland Chair of Poetry. To date we have published the writings of Michael Longley, Harry Clifton, Paula Meehan, John Montague, Nuala Ni Dhomnhaill, Paul Durcan and most recently Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin in The Poet’s Chair series. The current Chair of Poetry, Frank Ormsby, will have a collection forthcoming next year.
The Ireland Chair of Poetry was established in 1998 following the award of the Nobel Prize of Literature to Seamus Heaney and is jointly held between Queen’s University Belfast, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Every three years a distinguished Irish poet is chosen for a three-year term during which he or she spends a semester in residence teaching in each of the three universities and gives an annual formal public lecture.
Approaching 400 titles on our list, UCD Press publishes widely across the academic spectrum. We welcome new book proposals in all subject areas. Please refer to our catalogue
for a full list of our forthcoming, current and backlist titles. The Press is strictly peer reviewed and it is not the policy of the Press at present to undertake the publication of journals.
Prospective authors should consult the following links:
book proposal advice