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Founded in 1977 by John Merriman, UKSG was originally known as the United Kingdom Serials Group, then the UK Serials Group. Now, with more than a third of members based outside the UK, it is simply known as UKSG.




Charitable Status

UKSG's charitable activities include:

  • free or subsidised seminars and events (including free further education events)
  • awards and bursaries for students and early career professionals
  • free webinars and student workshops
  • Insights, the UKSG journal - an open access journal with article processing charges (APCs) paid by UKSG
  • research projects for the benefit of the wider community
  • free student memberships

Our Articles of Association can be found here (updated 2020)

Our Byelaws can be found here (updated September 2023)


A company registered in England and Wales and limited by guarantee
Company Number: 4145775 Registered Charity Number: 1093946
Registered office: Witney Business & Innovation Centre, Windrush House, Windrush Industrial Park, Burford Road, Witney, OX29 7DX

VAT number: GB 348 8541 20