News from the Membership

The member publishers of AAUP and the work they do are a major force in our intellectual and cultural life, and in the heart of their communities and fields. Here you'll find word of major achievements and milestones, including award-winning publications, press anniversaries and recognitions, and personnel announcements. AAUP also maintains directories of major digital publishing projects and collaborative initiatives. Keep up with even more news by following Books for Understanding.

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November 2016

October 2016

  • Beginning Fall 2016, the University of California Press will broaden its over 100-year educational commitment by growing its presence through its Higher Education publishing program. UC Press encourages authors to submit proposals in Sociology, Anthropology, History, and Environmental Studies, as well as newer areas for the Press, such as Communication and Psychology.
  • As of January 1, the University of Chicago Press will be partnering with Yale Representation Limited for sales representation in the United Kingdom
  • Duke University Press has launched a new brand identity, evolving their existing identity for the digital age.

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

  • Purdue University has received a $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support its unique to scholarly publishing, research, and communications. According to Purdue, their approach is unique because "First, it catalyzes the involvement of humanists and social scientists in grand challenges research, innovation and policy formation. Next, it embeds publishing professionals, libraries faculty and policy experts in the scholarly communications process."

February 2016

  • Marine Corps University Press is joining AAUP as an introductory member and we could not be more thrilled. Founded in 2008, Marine Corps University Press engages thinkers from the academic, military, and policy realms on issues of national security and international relations. Its books are scholarly, peer-reviewed works and include both full monographs and shorter occasional papers.

January 2016

  • The Oberlin Group, Amherst College Press, and Michigan Publishing have partnered to create Lever Press, a collaborative open-access scholarly publishing enterprise driven by the values, ambitions, and imagination of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. Nearly 40 academic institutions have pledged to support the first five years of digitally-native, open access publishing and Lever Press aims to acquire, develop, produce and disseminate a total of 60 new open-access titles by the end of 2020.

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Prize-Winning Publications

With reputations for seeking out creative, top-quality scholarship, as well as for high editorial and review standards, it is no surprise that AAUP member presses publish a large number of prize-winning books and journals.

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