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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.