As part of the association's mission to assist its members through professional education, industry representation, and public advocay, AAUP tracks developments and takes action in a number of important policy areas
Future of Scholarly Communications
The scholarly publishing community is engaged in a vibrant conversation on what the future of scholarly communications should and could look like. Read more >
Copyright and Access
Intellectual property and access to research are two pillars of scholarly publishing. Here you will find practical tools and information resources on copyright and permissions for both publishers and scholars, reference guides to the ongoing debate over open access policies, as well as AAUP position statements. Read more >
The freedom to read, the freedom to publish, and academic freedom are core values for AAUP. Read more >
Robust universal standards are essential to the book industry. *Please check back soon for more information on industry standards. We are busy migrating content to our new website.
It is a central part of the Association's mission to serve as a strong public advocate of the value of nonprofit scholarly publishing. We make the case for university presses to administrations, policymakers, and the public. We also join with coalitions in support of policies and positions essential to the work of our members. Read more >
Book publishers and industry associations are seeking ways to minimize publishing's harmful environmental impacts. *Please check back soon for more information and resources on environmental concerns. We are busy migrating content to our new website.