About LUP

‘We are committed to provide readers with books that offer reliable expertise, inspire and encourage informed debate.’

Leiden University Press brings scholarly knowledge to a global community of scholars and students. In keeping with Leiden University’s commitment to develop, disseminate and apply academic knowledge, we support first-class scholarship in the humanities, social sciences and law whilst maintaining high editorial and design standards.

Publishing policy

Leiden University Press goal is to support and stimulate scholarship by way of academic publications. The quality of the content of the publications is therefore most important.  Book proposals and manuscripts are evaluated by the editorial advisory board of the press, or a series board, as well as by external peer review. More information for authors »


Editorial advisory board of Leiden University Press

Prof.dr. J.S. (Judith) Pollmann (chair)
Prof.dr. I.C. (Ingrid) van Biezen
Prof.dr. I.G.B.M. (Isabelle) Duijvesteijn
Dr. R.J.E.H. (Rogier) Creemers
Prof.dr. S. (Bas) Haring
Prof.dr. N.O. (Niels) Schiller
Dr. C.E. (Carel) Smith
Prof.dr. G.A. (Gerard) Wiegers


LUP academic

Within its imprint LUP Academic, Leiden University Press publishes high-quality academic books and journals. All publications under this imprint have been accepted for publication after our peer review procedure.  See titles »

LUP textbooks

LUP textbooks are peer-reviewed learning and teaching resources for higher education originated by academics. See titles »

Leiden imprint

Leiden Publications consists of books for a general audience – regional publications related to the research and history of the University and publications in cooperation with cultural institutions and museums in Leiden. See titles »

LUP digital

At Leiden University Press we publish most of our books in a digital format.  Some of our books are accessible via Open Access, as we see Open Access as an opportunity to enhance the dissemination of academic research. More information about Open Access publishing »