Finding a Publisher

A first step in finding a publisher is learning which scholarly presses publish in your field of research. In addition to browsing the publishers of works you cite, the Association provides a few essential tools:

The AAUP Subject Area Grid

Published annually in the AAUP Directory (see below), AAUP also makes the Subject Area Grid available as a free download. The 8-page grid indicates the subject areas in which each AAUP member press has a strong interest.
Download the 2017 AAUP Subject Area Gridicon.pdf

The AAUP Annual Directory

Indispensable for scholarly authors, the AAUP Directory includes detailed editorial profiles and press staff contact information. Now available in both print and digital editions, including a convenient 30-day digital access option.
Learn more or order the 2016 AAUP Directory >

Press Websites

Our member presses usually provide extensive information about their editorial interests and submission guidelines via their own websites.
Find links via the AAUP Membership List >

Video: Getting Published

During University Press Week 2015, AAUP convened a virtual panel to "take the scary out of scholarly publishing." Getting from idea to published book can be tricky to navigate. Our experts discussed tips and strategies for working with scholarly presses on every step of the publication process—from proposal to sales and marketing.

Moderator: Ada Brunstein, Executive Editor, Oxford University Press
Speakers: Jennifer Crewe, Director, Columbia University Press; Brian Halley, Senior Editor, University of Massachusetts Press; Christie Henry, Editorial Director, Science, Social Science, and Reference, The University of Chicago Press; Ivan Lett, Director of Communications, Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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