Do you believe that a publisher regulated by IMPRESS has breached our Standards Code? We are here to help.


These are the steps to follow to raise a complaint with us:

STEP 1  Make sure of the following: Do we regulate the publisher in question?

We can only handle complaints against publishers who subscribe to IMPRESS. Regulated publications are listed here.

STEP 2  Complain to the publication directly first

Raise your concerns directly with the publisher first. This could be the fastest way to solve your compliant. We expect the publishers we regulate to have an adequate and speedy in-house complaints procedure. They should make it straightforward to complain, and they should resolve your complaint within 21 calendar days of receiving it*.

If the publisher doesn’t resolve your complaint within 21 days or you’re not satisfied with their response, move to STEP 3we want to hear from you.

*You can come to us sooner if you believe your complaint is urgent.

STEP 3  Which clause of the IMPRESS Standards Code do you believe the publisher has                               breached?

Remember that we can only handle complaints which relate to our Standards Code. You can read the standards code in full, as well as the guidance on it, here.

STEP 4  Make your complaint

If you believe that a publisher regulated by IMPRESS has breached our Standards Code, and you are not satisfied with their response (STEP 2) make your complaint by clicking below.    



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