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Johns Hopkins University Press is America’s oldest university press, established at the nation’s first research university in 1878. Ever since, we have shared the benefits of discovery with the world. With a portfolio of four interconnected publishing businesses, Hopkins Press provides global access, impact, and influence for the scholarship that we publish and distribute.

Books: With critically acclaimed titles in health and wellness, public health, science, higher education, and across the humanities, Hopkins Press publishes 150 new books each year and maintains a backlist in excess of 3,000 titles.

Journals: Home to one of the largest journal publication programs of any U.S.-based university press, Hopkins Press publishes 108 journals in the arts and humanities, technology and medicine, higher education, history, political science, and library science.

Project MUSE, operated by Hopkins Press, is the leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content, providing access to more than half a million journal articles and 2 million book chapters from 400 publishers.

Hopkins Fulfillment Services (HFS) provides print and digital book distribution and sales services for a distinguished list of university presses and nonprofit institutions.

For more information, visit the press website and blog.


Questions curated and answered, summer 2023
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Founded in 1935, LSU Press quickly established itself as one of the nation’s outstanding scholarly publishers. Over its lengthy history, it has published exceptional works of scholarship as well as books of wide interest to general readers. The press has garnered national and international accolades for its work, including four Pulitzer Prizes, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Bancroft Prize, the Tom Watson Brown Award in Civil War History, the Frederick Douglass Award in Slavery Studies, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

One of the oldest university presses in the American South, LSU Press publishes approximately seventy new books each year, primarily in the fields of southern history, southern literary studies, Louisiana history and culture, environmental studies, southern foodways, media studies, landscape architecture, fan studies, poetry, and fiction.

LSU Press is an integral part of Louisiana State University and shares its goal of disseminating knowledge and culture. As the largest nonprofit publisher in Louisiana, the press takes seriously its mission to promote the abundant cultural assets of the state and region to readers around the globe.

For more information, visit the press website and its blog.


Questions curated and answered, spring 2023

Since its founding in 1938, the primary mission of the University of Georgia Press has been to support and enhance the University’s place as a major research institution by publishing outstanding works of scholarship and literature by scholars and writers throughout the world.

The University of Georgia Press is the oldest and largest book publisher in the state. We currently publish 60 to 70 new books per year and have a long history of publishing significant scholarship, creative and literary works, and books about the state and the region for general readers. Areas of particular focus include African American studies, American history, American literature, American studies, Atlantic world studies, ecocriticism, environmental history, environmental studies, food studies, geography, natural history, regional interest (books about Georgia and the South), southern studies, and urban studies. We are also the home of several imprints, including Milestone Books (southeastern travel and adventure guides) and NewSouth Books (general interest books about southern history and culture, especially in the area of civil and human rights).

For more information, visit the press website and its News blog.


Questions curated and answered, winter 2022-2023

Founded in 1905, Princeton University Press is a nonprofit publisher with close connections to Princeton University. The press brings influential voices and ideas to the world stage through their academic scholarship, advancing the frontiers of scholarly knowledge and promoting the human conversation.

For over a century, we have been entrusted with collaborations that shape the world of learning and ideas. Inspired by these collaborations and our authors, our team values the artistry of book making in an ever-diversifying landscape of reading and listening. We believe books should transcend global and political boundaries, forge new partnerships and understanding, and expand horizons of the mind. We embrace the highest standards of scholarship, inclusivity, and diversity in our publishing. Courage fortifies and guides our every publishing decision, as does a commitment to the resilience and enduring importance of the book.

For more information, visit the press website and its Ideas blog.


Questions curated and answered fall 2022
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The University of Arizona Press is the premier publisher of academic, regional, and literary works in the state of Arizona. The press disseminates ideas and knowledge of lasting value that enrich understanding, inspire curiosity, and enlighten readers. It advances the University of Arizona’s mission by connecting scholarship and creative expression to readers worldwide.

Founded in 1959, the press is a nonprofit publisher of scholarly and regional books. It publishes about 55 books annually and has more than 1,600 books in print. These include scholarly titles in anthropology, archaeology, environmental science, history, Indigenous studies, Latinx studies, Latin American studies, and the space sciences, as well as the award-winning fiction and poetry series, Sun Tracks and Camino del Sol.

For more information, visit the press website.


Questions curated and answered, summer 2022

Rutgers University Press, a nonprofit academic publishing house operating in New Brunswick, New Jersey, under the auspices of Rutgers University, was founded in 1936. Since then, the press has grown in size as well as scope. Among its original areas of specialization were Civil War history and European history; its current areas of specialization include sociology, anthropology, history of medicine, human rights, women’s and gender studies, Latin American and Caribbean studies, criminology, Jewish studies, American studies, film and media studies, the environment, and books about New Jersey and the mid-Atlantic region. The press reflects and extends its university’s core mission of research, instruction, and service, and it enhances the work of its authors through exceptional publications that shape critical issues, spark debate, and enrich teaching throughout the world for a wide range of readers.

For more information, visit the press website.


Questions curated and answered, spring 2022

The University of Virginia Press was founded in 1963 to advance the intellectual interests not only of the University of Virginia, but of institutions of higher learning throughout the state. UVA Press publishes approximately seventy new titles annually. It continuously pursues new titles, and also maintains a backlist of over 1,000 titles in print.

The UVA Press editorial program focuses primarily on the humanities and social sciences, with special concentrations in American history, African American studies, architecture, environmental studies, literary and cultural studies, religion, and regional books. In 2021, the Press launched a new imprint, UVA Darden Business Publishing, in partnership with the UVA Darden School of Business. Notable online initiatives include the Rotunda imprint, which publishes peer-reviewed digital projects, and Virginia Open, which hosts open-access editions of UVA Press books.

For more information, visit the press website and its blog.


Questions curated and answered, winter 2021-2022
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Bristol University Press and its imprint Policy Press are committed to publishing the highest-quality scholarship in the social sciences and aligned disciplines, aiming to make a positive contribution from the advancement of ideas through to practical implementation.

2021 marks 25 years since Policy Press was established and five years since the creation of Bristol University Press. Find out more here, including a timeline of the press history and download its specially commissioned anniversary brochure here.

Our social world is rapidly changing with the development of new technology, challenges to expertise and evidence-based knowledge, the effects of climate change, continued poverty and inequality, and now the need for COVID-19 recovery. The press publishes many materials on these global social challenges,  including the Global Social Challenges Journal—a new, interdisciplinary, nonprofit open-access journal. The press also works closely with organizations around the world to develop work makes an impact in the field and to ensure it reaches the people who can use it.

For more information, visit the press website and its blog, Transforming Society.


Questions curated and answered, fall 2021
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Established in 1944, the University of South Carolina Press is one of the oldest and most distinguished publishing houses in the South. With more than 1,300 books available in print and digital formats, and publishing approximately forty new books annually, the press serves the state and the University of South Carolina. Its publications educate, inform, entertain, and inspire while advancing knowledge.

University of South Carolina Press publishes a wide range of critically acclaimed works in the following subjects: Southern History, African American Studies, Civil Rights, and South Carolina history and culture. In addition, the press publishes scholarly works in Literary Studies and Rhetoric/Communication. Its mission is to serve teachers, learners, and readers in the state, the academy, and the broader society in North America and around the globe.

For more information, visit the press website.


Questions curated and answered, summer 2021

The Modern Language Association sustains a wide-ranging print and electronic publishing program that includes books, journals, the MLA Handbook, and MLA International Bibliography. Its peer-reviewed books and journals support teachers, students, and researchers in writing, research, language instruction, literary studies, and related fields at postsecondary and secondary institutions. Representing some of the finest pedagogical and research materials in the humanities and engaging diverse perspectives, MLA publications draw on the talents and experience of the MLA’s nearly 25,000 members across the globe to advance the MLA’s mission of promoting the humanities.

For more information, visit the publishing program’s website.


Questions curated and answered, spring 2021

Fordham University Press publishes seventy books annually, primarily in the humanities and social sciences.

It has an outstanding reputation for producing award-winning studies in the fields of anthropology, American studies, classics, communications, cultural studies, gender studies, history, literary studies, philosophy, political theory, race and ethnicity, religion, sociology, theology, and urban studies with a particular emphasis on creatively interdisciplinary work. Each year it publishes two books of poetry through the Poets Out Loud Prize. Fordham Press also has a long history of publishing books focusing on the New York region, and in 2010 established Empire State Editions.

For more information, visit the press website and its blog.


Questions curated and answered, winter 2020-2021

Michigan State University Press is the scholarly publishing arm of historic Michigan State University (1855), the nation’s pioneer land-grant university and the prototype for the institutions established under the Morrill Act of 1862. Although a formal press was not established at MSU until the mid-twentieth century, scholarly publishing was an important part of the institution’s mission from early on; significant and influential technical publications were regularly issued from the colleges as early as the mid-1870s.

Since its founding in 1947, the mission of the Michigan State University Press has been to be a catalyst for positive intellectual, social, and technological change through the publication of research and intellectual inquiry, making significant contributions to scholarship in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

Please check out its website and podcast.


Questions curated and answered, fall 2020 

A publisher of original scholarship since its founding in 1916, New York University Press is a department of the New York University Division of Libraries. Working across the humanities and social sciences, NYU Press has award-winning lists in sociology, law, cultural and American studies, religion, American history, anthropology, politics, criminology, media and communication, literary studies, and disability studies. Several key themes or topics, especially race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, inequality and youth studies, unify its publishing disciplines.

Its key co-publishing programs include the American Literatures Initiative and the Early American Places series—university press publishing collaborations funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which supports the publication of first books by scholars. The Press also co-publishes the Clay Sanskrit Library, and, most recently, with the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, the Library of Arabic Literature.

NYU Press has been a member of the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) since 1937. Its office is located one block south of Union Square in Manhattan. Please check out its website and its blog, From the Square.