Association of University Presses

Formally established in 1937 as the Association of American University Presses, AUPresses is a community of publishing professionals and institutions committed to the highest caliber of research-based scholarship. Together, we advocate for the fundamental role of scholarly publishing in achieving academic excellence and in cultivating and disseminating knowledge.


Please note, the Books for Understanding program is currently dormant. While not updated recently, many existing lists feature still-essential scholarship on current events.

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Recommended Reading:

"The Real Work of University Presses"— Jennifer Crewe & Peter BerkeryPublishers Weekly

"Scholars Talk Writing: Christie Henry" Rachel Toor, The Chronicle of Higher Education

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