Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)

PULP is an open-access publisher based at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

  PULP gathers and stores the information of all authors in compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA).

We welcome the submission of book proposals that include a completed PULP application form.

  Download the PULP application form

Manuscripts should conform to the PULP style guidelines.

  Download the PULP style guidelines

  • Authors retain copyright.
  • PULP believes in open access publishing, all books are made available on the PULP website under the CC BY licence. Books are also available in printed format at a cost to the purchaser via a "print-on-demand" basis.
  • Choosing to publish open access does not eliminate your copyrights, but due to the open nature and wide dissemination, makes it more likely that your work will be reused and/or cited.  
  •   Publications are submitted to an international body of advisors for preliminary approval to publish the title, the ultimate approval only happens upon receipt of favourable reviews.
  • PULP relies on an independent, blind peer-review process, which includes at least 2 external reviewers, to uphold the quality and validity of monograph manuscripts and chapters in edited works.
  •   PULP will only consider doctoral theses once they have already been adapted to book form (eg ‘in this thesis I…’) etc taken out and the structure adapted. A copy of the examiner’s reports needs to be submitted together with the manuscript and application.  
  • PULP does not require, but does prefer some contribution to the publishing costs involved, ie. language and style-editing @ZAR95-00 per page. If authors and/or editors receive external funding for their publication, PULP is prepared to add the institution's logo somewhere on the eventual published manuscript.
  • Please email your submission and form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - no posted or couriered copies will be accepted.  



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