The past year has been our busiest ever at LSE Press, resulting in an incredible catalogue of high-quality academic books and journals across the social sciences. All our outputs are available open access, and free to download from any PC, tablet or smartphone across the world. We also print low cost, on-demand paper editions of our books. Here the LSE Press team runs through our 2022 in numbers.
A publishing highlight for the year was the very successful launch of Advanced Macroeconomics: An easy guide, co-written by LSE’s Dean of the School of Public Policy, Professor Andrés Velasco, with Filipe Campante and Federico Sturzenegger. To date it has been viewed and downloaded close to 25,000 times. A truly global publication, it has secured readers in 138 countries since publication, achieving its aim to be a key teaching resource that is free for everyone in this field. The teaching resources we published on the EU’s Zenodo database to accompany the book have also achieved over 10,000 downloads.
We published a further seven books during 2022, ranging from Professor Paul Kelly’s masterful work of international political theory, Conflict War and Revolution; through an insightful discussion of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia; and our first research monograph, Yan Wang’s Pension Policy and Governmentality in China; to Alexander Pepper’s highly topical impact book, If You’re So Ethical, Why Are You So Highly Paid?
On the journals front our three existing titles – LSE Public Policy Review (PPR), Journal of Long-Term Care and the Journal of Illicit Economies and Development – continued to flourish, building their citations and public policy influence. Three of the most topical PPR issues were also republished in book form. During 2022 LSE Press also welcomed the arrival of two additional journals that will begin publishing in early 2023. Philosophy of Physics is a new and internationally leading journal in its field, and Economía LACEA is the long-established journal of the Latin America and Caribbean Economics Association, transferring to LSE Press from the Brookings Institution.
In other developments, we have launched the new LSE Press blog and newsletter, and expanded our social media presence to Instagram and TikTok (as well as growing our audience on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn). We have published multiple blogposts, videos and podcasts for all our publications, and held well-attended LSE events to launch our book titles with distinguished LSE and external speakers and commentators.
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