AUPresses Snapshot

• Number of Association members: 151

• Number of members at founding in 1937: 21

• US states home to at least one AUPresses member: 43 plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico

• Number of Canadian provinces home to at least one AUPresses member: 6

• Number of US states and Canadian provinces home to a founding member press: 14 and 1, respectively

• US state home to the most AUPresses members: New York (16)

• City home to the most AUPresses members: Washington, DC (12)

• Number of members supported by US universities and colleges: 100

• Number of members supported by public US universities: 58

• Number of members outside of North America: 18

• Number of countries home to at least one AUPresses member: 17
 Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, Hungary, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Qatar, South Africa, the UK, and the US

2018 Sources of Funding for University Presses [USD, reported by 61 US and Canadian member presses]. (Schmelzinger, Kimberly. The Association of University Presses Annual Statistics 2015 through 2018. February 2019.)

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• 2018 institutional allocation provided by US public universities (extrapolated from 2018 AUPresses Statistics):
~ $24.2 million

• Titles published annually per member: 1 to 2,800

• Titles published annually by all members: approximately 13,400

• Journals published annually by all members: approximately 1,300

• Titles in print at member presses: approximately 323,000

• 13 Nobel Laureates in Literature since 2000 have published work with member presses: J.M. Coetzee, Gao Xingjian, Imre Kertész, Peter Handke, Kazuo Ishiguro, Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, Mo Yan, Patrick Modiano, Herta Müller, Orhan Pamuk, Olga Tokarczak, Tomas Tranströmer, and Mario Vargas Llosa

69% of Carnegie R1 institutions (90 of 131) host or support, through a system or consortia, a member press

78% of AAU member institutions—51 major research universities located in the US and Canada—host, or support through systems or consortia, a member press

81 major research institutions in the US and Canada can boast both an ARL member library and an AUpresses member press


Last updated October 2019