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Member Press Anniversaries

25: Amsterdam University Press

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Amsterdam University Press

25: University of West Indies Press

The University of West Indies Press celebrates 25 years of publishing in 2017

50: University of Alaska Press

The University of Alaska Press celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017

50: University of Manitoba Press

The University of Manitoba Press celebrates 50 years of publishing in 2017

 

Member Press Announcements

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.

October 2015 

• The University of Illinois is pleased to announce "Humanities Without Walls," a new Mellon-funded initiative that seeks to support the creation and dissemination of scholarly publications in the humanities. The humanities centers at the 15 consortial institutions will serve as the hubs for collaboration, with the Chicago Humanities Festival and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign also serving as key intellectual and infrastructural partners for the project.

• The MIT Press is launching Computational Psychiatry, a new journal dedicated to publishing original research articles and reviews that involve the application, analysis, or invention of theoretical, computational and statistical approaches to mental function and dysfunction. The inaugural issue of Computational Psychiatry will appear in the first quarter of 2016. The journal will accept submissions beginning immediately.

• The University of New Mexico Press and the School for Advanced Research (SAR) Press are pleased to announce a publishing alliance—UNM Press is now the distributor of SAR Press’s 187 existing titles and all new books will share the imprint of both presses.

• Film Quarterly, the longest-running film journal published by the University of California Press, is the recipient of a new grant from the Ford Foundation’s JustFilms initiative to support the journal’s work in advancing criticism, analysis, and reporting. Film Quarterly is hoping to expand its focus and coverage of the field of social justice documentary filmmaking.

September 2015

• The University of Washington Press is celebrating its 100 year anniversary this year. After one century, the Press now publishes "as many as 70 new titles each year and press runs typically ranging from 500 to 5,000 per title, the press publishes 26 series." Learn more about Washington's history in their magazine, Columns.

July 2015

• AAUP is pleased to welcome The Army Press as an AAUP Introductory Member. Since 1979, CSI Press has published over 200 scholarly military history manuscripts in support of both professional military education and the wider fields of academic scholarship and study, and as a government entity, all CSI Press publications are in the public domain.

June 2015

 The Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) Academic Press is joining AAUP as an introductory member. INSTAP was founded in 1982 to support historical initatives related to the period from the Paleolithic era to the 8th century B.C. and created the INSTAP Academic Press in 2001 to publish primary source material from excavations. We are excited to welcome them into the fold and look forward to working with such a historically important organization.

April 2015

 Medieval Institute Publications has been admitted to AAUP as an Associate Member. The press has been an introductory AAUP member since 2011 and publishes monographs and thematically coherent collections in several series across the range of medieval studies. The publications variously explore reading practices and alternatives to literacy, translation and multilingualism, social and "class" identities, sedition and heresy, the nature of the commons, domestic architecture, everyday material culture, and devotional and popular beliefs.

November 2014

• The newest member of our family hails from George Mason University in the greater D.C. metropolitan area. The George Mason University Press, which specializes in history and politics, published its first book in 1983 but closed down due to economic reasons in the late 1990's. Now, we are happy to welcome a revitalized George Mason University Press into our growing and diverse community of university presses. We look forward to seeing them at AAUP 2015, which will take place June 18-20, 2015 in Denver, CO.

• The Ohio State University Press, founded in 1957, joins the AAUP membership this month. Ohio State publishes over thirty new books a year and a number of journals, the most notable being the Journal of Higher Education. With published works reaching from Victorian studies to foreign-language pedagogy, Ohio State University Press adds to the hugely diverse range of scholarly works published by AAUP member presses every year. Welcome, Ohio State!

August 2014

• AAUP is pleased to welcome Amherst College Press as a new member. A press still in its infancy, Amherst operates on three core principles: "Digital First. Open Access. Liberal Arts." The undertaking is ambitious, with their goals (i) to attract scholarly works from a wide variety of disciplines, (ii) to use the faculty of Amherst College and affiliate scholars as an editorial board, ensuring interesting and peer-reviewed work is published, and (iii) "to produce this scholarship in formats accessible to scholars and readers everywhere for no cost through the Internet, and at the lowest practical cost in print."

March 2014

Rutgers University Press has launched Pinpoints, a new series of concise ebooks created to explore complex topics by synthesizing key theories, current scholarship, and important concepts in a brief, highly accessible style. Each Pinpoints ebook, in under 100 pages, enables readers to gain a working knowledge of essential topics quickly. Written by leading Rutgers University faculty, the ebooks showcase preeminent scholars from the humanities, social sciences, or sciences and provide all readers with access to world class teaching and research faculty.

February 2014

MIT Press has launched MIT Press BITS, a new series of short digital excerpts from books in selected areas of intellectual inquiry, drawn from classic and recent titles. The series launches with 50 BITS on subjects ranging from robotics to architecture, from psychoanalysis to game studies.

January 2014

Liverpool University Press and Presses Universitaires de Provence have entered into a new strategic partnership that will see select titles appearing under both imprints, with PUP selling to continental Europe and LUP to English-language territories and globally in digital form. Anthony Cond, LUP Director, anticipates that the partnership will be "an ongoing strategic alliance that will broaden the audience for English language scholarship in a number of different fieldssuch as travel writing, memory studies, history—coming out of France. In the other direction, [LUP has] the opportunity to maximise the continental audience for English language scholarship on France."

Duke University Press and HighWire Press have launched a new site for reading, searching, and sharing Duke University Press's books, http://read.dukeupress.edu. Offering more than 1,600 titles and powered by the Folio eBooks solution, the site is the new home for the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection. The new site is open to all users and will dramatically enhance the discoverability of DUP's content.

Congratulations to member presses University of Pittsburgh Press, The University of Arizona Press, Cornell University Press, and Yale University Press on their 2013 NBCC Award nominations! Pittsburgh and Arizona each had a title nominated in poetry, while Cornell and Yale have biography contenders on the short list. - See more at: http://www.aaupnet.org/aaup-members/news-from-the-membership#sthash.AjfI1kuM.dpuf
Congratulations to member presses University of Pittsburgh Press, The University of Arizona Press, Cornell University Press, and Yale University Press on their 2013 NBCC Award nominations! Pittsburgh and Arizona each had a title nominated in poetry, while Cornell and Yale have biography contenders on the short list. - See more at: http://www.aaupnet.org/aaup-members/news-from-the-membership#sthash.AjfI1kuM.dpuf

Congratulations to member presses University of Pittsburgh Press, The University of Arizona Press, Cornell University Press, and Yale University Press on their 2013 NBCC Award nominations! Pittsburgh and Arizona each had a title nominated in poetry, while Cornell and Yale have contenders on the biography short list.

Congratulations to member presses University of Pittsburgh Press, The University of Arizona Press, Cornell University Press, and Yale University Press on their 2013 NBCC Award nominations! Pittsburgh and Arizona each had a title nominated in poetry, while Cornell and Yale have biography contenders on the short list. - See more at: http://www.aaupnet.org/aaup-members/news-from-the-membership#sthash.AjfI1kuM.dpuf
Congratulations to member presses University of Pittsburgh Press, The University of Arizona Press, Cornell University Press, and Yale University Press on their 2013 NBCC Award nominations! Pittsburgh and Arizona each had a title nominated in poetry, while Cornell and Yale have biography contenders on the short list. - See more at: http://www.aaupnet.org/aaup-members/news-from-the-membership#sthash.AjfI1kuM.dpuf

United Nations University Press has announced that it has ceased operations as of December 31, 2013. The decision was made over the summer by the university's new Rector, David Malone, who joined UNU in March 2013.

December 2013

The University of Alberta Press has acquired CCI Press, which will continue as an imprint of Alberta. The transition process will be completed by the end of March 2014.

 The MIT Press is launching its newest journal, the American Journal of Health Economics, the official journal of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon). The AJHE will provide a forum for the in-depth analysis of institutional health care systems and individual health behaviors. The journal will permit high-quality review of theoretical and applied topics which cannot be examined as fully by general economic publications.

October 2013

Valerie Millholland, Senior Editor at Duke University Press, has been awarded the Conference on Latin American History's Distinguished Service Award, for "significant contributions to the advancement of the study of Latin American History in the United States."

University of Chicago Press's Young Men and Fire, by Norman MacLean, is an official selection for the 2014 World Book Night, the annual community-level free giveaway of 30-35 specially issued titles.

Established in 2001 as RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, the publishing arm of the Rochester Institute of Technology has officially shortened their name to RIT Press, marking an evolution of editorial policy past graphic communication processes, printing history, and bookmaking to also include content that supports all academic disciplines offered at their host institution.

Syracuse University Press, in cooperation with Syracuse University Libraries, has launched a Public: A Journal of Imagining America, a hybrid multimedia e-journal and archive focused on the humanities, arts, and design in public life—part of the national consortium Imagining America. Public is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, the first to be published under Syracuse Unbound, the new joint imprint of the library and press.

Syracuse University Press, in cooperation with Syracuse University Libraries, has launched a Public: A Journal of Imagining America, a hybrid multimedia e-journal and archive focused on the humanities, arts, and design in public life—part of the national consortium Imagining America. Public is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, the first to be published under Syracuse Unbound, the new joint imprint of the library and press. - See more at: http://www.aaupnet.org/aaup-members/news-from-the-membership#sthash.SjPtcJUQ.dpuf

September 2013

The University of North Carolina Press has received a grant from the Kenan Charitable Trust, along funding from the Mellon Foundation, to address challenges brought about by the digital transformation in publishing. Director John Sherer will lead a staff-wide effort to implement investments in digital infrastructure. The gifts are part of a larger, comprehensive campaign for investment in the press as it looks to develop sustainable models for university presses within their new digital environment.

June 2013

The University of North Carolina Press has been awarded a one-year grant from the Mellon Foundation to explore the obstacles and opportunities facing university presses as they seek to incorporate various forms of digital publishing. The funding will be used to study expanded publication models that can successfully and sustainably connect the emerging forms of scholarship that rely on digital and computer-based methods with the book and journal formats long associated with university press publishing.

The University of Virginia Press's Founders Online, a website developed by Rotunda offering free access to the papers of six of the most important figures from America's founding era, was officially launched at a ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, DC on June 13.

The University of Nebraska Press, in partnership with Western University and the American Philosophical Society, has been awarded a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to edit and publish a series of 17 volumes of the Franz Boas Papers over the next seven years. Boas was a founding figure of North American anthropology and "cultural relativism" and a distinguished public intellectual.

June 2013: The University of North Carolina Press has been awarded a one-year grant from the Mellon Foundation to explore the obstacles and opportunities facing university presses as they seek to incorporate various forms of digital publishing. The funding will be used to study expanded publication models that can successfully and sustainably connect the emerging forms of scholarship that rely on digital and computer-based methods with the book and journal formats long associated with university press publishing.

The University of Virginia Press's Founders Online, a website developed by Rotunda offering free access to the papers of six of the most important figures from America's founding era, was officially launched at a ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, DC on June 13.

The University of Nebraska Press, in partnership with Western University and the American Philosophical Society, has been awarded a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to edit and publish a series of 17 volumes of the Franz Boas Papers over the next seven years. Boas was a founding figure of North American anthropology and "cultural relativism" and a distinguished public intellectual.

- See more at: http://www.aaupnet.org/aaup-members/news-from-the-membership#sthash.nmJOQ3jz.dpuf

June 2013: The University of North Carolina Press has been awarded a one-year grant from the Mellon Foundation to explore the obstacles and opportunities facing university presses as they seek to incorporate various forms of digital publishing. The funding will be used to study expanded publication models that can successfully and sustainably connect the emerging forms of scholarship that rely on digital and computer-based methods with the book and journal formats long associated with university press publishing.

The University of Virginia Press's Founders Online, a website developed by Rotunda offering free access to the papers of six of the most important figures from America's founding era, was officially launched at a ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, DC on June 13.

The University of Nebraska Press, in partnership with Western University and the American Philosophical Society, has been awarded a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to edit and publish a series of 17 volumes of the Franz Boas Papers over the next seven years. Boas was a founding figure of North American anthropology and "cultural relativism" and a distinguished public intellectual.

- See more at: http://www.aaupnet.org/aaup-members/news-from-the-membership#sthash.nmJOQ3jz.dpuf

May 2013

The University of South Carolina Press has named bestselling author Pat Conroy editor-at-large of Story River Books, their new South Carolina-based original fiction series.

April 2013

The University of South Carolina Press has launched a new children's and young adult publishing imprint, Young Palmetto Books, in collaboration with the S.C. Center for Children’s Books and Literacy.

The Johns Hopkins University Press has reached an agreement with Stanford University's HighWire Press to transition to the HighWire Open Platform as the new digital hosting and delivery platform for Project MUSE.

March 2013

University Press of Florida has acquired Florida-based Seaside Publishing, a regional publisher of postcards, cookbooks, art, and photography, to produce gift-book titles under the Seaside imprint. Twenty-five of Seaside's existing titles have been transferred to the press.

Potomac Books has been acquired by the University of Nebraska Press, effective March 31. Potomac Books will continue to conduct business as usual under publisher Sam Dorrance. *This notice has been corrected.