About UCT Press

UCT Press is an imprint of Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd with an Editorial Board which consists of

academics and staff from the University of Cape Town, Africa’s highest-rated university.

UCT Press publishes peer-reviewed, non-fiction, monographs and edited collections in the area of

the broad Humanities with an African perspective. UCT Press will not undertake to publish fiction or

theses, unless the latter have been reworked into scholarly monographs.

We publish in the following categories:

African studies

Business and management

Cultural studies

Development studies

Environmental studies

Gender studies

History

Law

Literature and language

Natural sciences

Politics and security

Psychology

Public administration

Research skills

Urban studies 

 

UCT Press publishes manuscripts of excellence from other tertiary institutions, and does not

confine itself to UCT academics.

We publish in print and digital formats and support open access delivery in principle.

UCT Press will not accept unsolicited manuscripts. Instead, authors are invited to complete the

publishing proposal form (download here) and send it to us with a sample chapter.

Click here for submission 
guidelines.

UCT Press reserves the right to request a subsidy from its authors to assist with the production costs.

 

Peer-review process

UCT Press may submit a publishing proposal for independent peer review.  In addition, all

manuscripts are blind peer reviewed by at least two experts in the relevant field, including one

local and one international expert. Authors may be asked to identify potential reviewers.

A peer-review questionnaire is supplied to these reviewers to ensure key questions are

addressed. This is done prior to a commitment to publish. 

The reviews are sent to the authors for comment and to address if appropriate. A written

author response is sent to the Editorial Board for final approval of a manuscript’s quality.

For Department of Higher Education subsidy accreditation purposes, a statement on the

nature of this peer review process undertaken prior to publication is included on the imprint page

of each book. UCT Press will also provide a letter confirming the peer-review process for each title

to each higher education institution at which the authors are based.

  

Sales and Marketing

UCT Press draws on the sales and marketing expertise of its parent company, Juta, whose sales

consultants promote titles into academic and trade bookshops as well as to university lecturers

and libraries within Africa.

For sales and marketing outside Africa UCT Press endeavours to sell foreign rights but also has

international distribution networks.