Books and journals with global and social impact

Access to books, journal articles and collections from across the social sciences that address global social challenges and support the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with exclusive access to the new,
non-profit, open access Global Social Challenges Journal.

Global Social Challenges Journal

Introducing the new open access Global Social Challenges Journal


Now available to read online, this new fully open access journal aims to facilitate thinking about positive new trajectories and to become the journal of choice to address the complexities of global social challenges across disciplines. It is the first such journal to be based in the social sciences, while also engaging with research from humanities, arts and STEM. Find out more

Browse our free collections


For a free taster of our curated books and journals content, browse our free collections. They cover a wide variety of subjects from migration to prisons, LGBTQ+ rights to social research methods.

They are accessible for non-subscribers so everyone can explore the breadth of our eBooks and journal portfolio. Browse the collections.

Browse our collections


Browse our curated collections across subject areas, themes and series, including the global social challenges. Our curated eBook collections comprehensively include research published by Bristol University Press and Policy Press since 1996. They are updated regularly, so each collection is constantly updated with the latest cutting-edge research within the related discipline.

Search by global social challenge


We champion evidence-informed, bold thinking, from anywhere in the world that aims to address the global social challenges. Bristol University Press Digital is the only platform that allows you to search content by global social challenge, saving libraries time and resource in curating and maintaining collections. Our global social challenges themes are informed by and linked to the UN SDGs.

Open access


We have set our sights on publishing great scholarship that addresses the global social challenges and broader social science issues facing the world community today. Our commitment to open access (OA) is crucial to this vision. Find out more here.

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