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.
- Cornell University Press has announced that hundreds of its titles, across twenty disciplines, are now available through Cornell Scholarship Online, a version of the University Press Scholarship Online platform
- Ohio University Press's The Message of the City, by Patricia E. Palermo, was chosen as The Wall Street Journal's "Pick of the Week" [Video]
- 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."
- 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.
- 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.
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.