2nd February 2015

Our Official Launch

Hello World!

We are thrilled to announce the formal launch of Kısmet Press. We are a new Open Access press dedicated to providing free and easy access to high-quality research in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

What is Kısmet you ask?

Kısmet is the Turkish word for fate. It is also a publishing company founded in 2014 by a group of like-minded academics from the University of Leeds in response to the changing state of academic publishing. Kısmet specialises in high-quality, peer-reviewed, Open Access, print on demand publications based on cutting-edge research in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. At Kısmet we are dedicated to the free transmission of knowledge – libera scientia – and firmly believe this is the future (or fate) of the printing industry. Kısmet has been founded as a partnership with a social enterprise mandate, meaning that not only do we publish high quality Open Access research but all profits made are given to the authors, re-invested back into the company, or donated to community groups and charities. You can find more information on us here.

We already have a number of exciting publications in the pipeline, which we’ll be announcing over the coming weeks. We’ll be bringing you more announcements over the coming weeks and months, so please sign up to our mailing list to keep up to date with Kısmet’s activities. If you would like to publish with us, or have any thoughts, comments or suggestions, we would love to hear from you. You can contact us here.

We’d also to take a minute and thank everyone who has been involved so far. You know who you are and without your help, guidance, and support we would not have been able to launch the website, let alone make Kısmet a reality.

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