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Request for Proposals: Matrix/UC Press Book Series

UC Berkeley researchers are invited to submit proposals for a series of digital monographs that Social Science Matrix will be publishing in collaboration the University of California Press (UC Press).


Social Science Matrix is proud to be publishing a new book series in collaboration with the University of California Press. This series seeks to exploit new developments both in the social sciences and in the nature of publishing to bring work on topics of critical importance by adventurous scholars to a wide audience in a timely manner.

In keeping with Matrix’s goal of supporting innovative and collaborative work within the social sciences, the series is seeking content that transcends old disciplinary constraints and conventional categorizations to pursue multidisciplinary, self-aware, data-driven research from new perspectives—and report on that work in ways that reach well beyond conventional expectations and boundaries of scholarly publishing.

Books will be published as part of the UC Press Luminos Open Access publishing venture. We aim to make works in the series available rapidly throughout the world in digital form (while simultaneously offering the possibility of relatively cheap print-on-demand alternatives). In collaboration with UC Press, Matrix will disseminate authors’ work, deploying our communications platform to generate levels of publicity not typically available to scholarly publications.

The series is open to conventional monographs, but we also would be interested in working with authors to develop some of their general ideas or most powerful findings into readable long-essay form. The editors plan to work closely with authors and to oversee an effective but swift editorial process.

As part of this venture, we hope to advance beyond conventional expectations for academic literature both in content and format and will lend all the support we can to our authors to produce such work.


The deadline for the initial review of proposals is May 1, 2018. Following this date, proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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