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.
- The University of Cincinnati Press has joined AAUP as an Introductory Member. Learn more about the Press and its Director, Elizabeth Scarpelli, online.
- Duke University Press Selects Silverchair for New Digital Products Platform
- Harvard University Press’s director Bill Sisler was the subject of a Boston Globe article on the news of his retirement
- Liverpool University Press Partners with Littman Library
- McGill-Queen’s University Press to Open a UK Editorial Office
- The president of Princeton University, Christopher Eisgruber, penned a letter of appreciation of retiring Princeton University Press Director Peter Dougherty
- The University of New Mexico Press has acquired a new imprint, High Desert Field Guides
- Penn State University Press is celebrating 60 years with a new direction and branding
- Introductory Member Concordia University Press formally launched this October
- Georgetown University Press is moving! Effective November 21st, our new address will be 3520 Prospect Street NW, Suite 140, Washington, DC 20007
- University of Hawai‘i Press partnered with Oxford University Press to Launch Scholarly Monographs on the UPSO Platform
- MIT Press has opened a new bookstore at 301 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139
- University of North Carolina Press announced the first recipients of Thomas W. Ross Fund Publishing Grants
- A University of New Mexico Press Corner has opened at the UNM Bookstore
- 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.
- The Mellon Foundation awards $750,000 grant to Purdue University Press
- Cornell University Press launches on the University Press Scholarship Online platform
- Ohio University Press's The Message of the City is the WSJ "Pick of the Week"
- The University Press of Colorado has published their first native web publication
- Southeast Asian Studies Program and Cornell University Press announce new publishing collaboration
- Cambridge Core, a new academic platform by Cambridge University Press, has launched
- Beacon Press has published a PBS & Ken Burns tie-in
- Johns Hopkins University Press author goes on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
- Ohio State University Press shows up in Times Square
- 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.