Becoming a Member

The Association of University Presses is a membership organization of nonprofit scholarly publishers. Our members fall into three categories: Regular Members; Affiliate Members; and Introductory Members. All AUPresses members meet certain eligibility requirements, and have established the scholarly character of their publishing programs. Learn more about the eligibility requirements and review the membership guidelines.

AUPresses members share a common commitment to scholarship, the academy, and society; the Association also upholds this commitment. Scholarly publishers join the Association for support of both their day-to-day work and their broader mission to disseminate the fruits of scholarship far and wide. Learn more about the benefits of membership.

If you are interested in receiving a membership application or have additional questions about the process, please write to Membership and Events Director Susan Patton, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Include the following information:

  • Your name, job title, and email address
  • Company name and URL
  • Type of membership: affiliate, regular, introductory

Other organizations and publishing service providers that are not eligible for membership have the opportunity to support the work of the Association and the mission of AUPresses members through the Partners program.

The Association does not currently offer membership to individuals. Individuals and staff of organizations not affiliated with AUPresses can participate in most professional development programs, including the annual meeting.