The Government College University Press has started publishing academic
journals and other university publications. During its first year, the GCU
Press has published scholarly journals in the disciplines of English,
History, Persian, Punjabi and Psychology. It has also published
university's prospectuses and other similar documents.
GCU Press is a not-for-profit organization. The university is now
considering diverting a portion of research funds to the Press to
commission innovative academic monographs by scholars.
Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi said: Establishing a Press is an exceptional measure
for GCU but it is the need of our time. The GCU Press is modeled after
Cambridge and Oxford university presses and we will publish works of
scholars across the globe. As a University, it is our obligation to publish
research that shapes the ideas which can make humans' lives better.
An official associated with the Press informed: "More than 65 percent of
our academics have either PhD or postdocs and fellowships from the leading
universities. They know what it takes to prepare an excellent manuscript
for publication. We also have a strong network of seasoned scholars around
the world who can serve as referees.
The faculty of languages at GCU provides us with experienced copy editors.
The Fine Arts department has excellent graphic designers and photographers.
The library staff and the Directorate of Information Technology will take
care of online publications. The Management Studies department has good
Prof Zaidi further said: "Authors require a network of professionals for
their publications. A good thing about GCU Press is that we have the
requisite academic resources. And more importantly, we know with whom we
are competing with, the top ranked academic presses in the world".