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Annette Windhorn

About the Association

The Association of University Presses is an organization of more than 150 international nonprofit scholarly publishers. Since 1937, it has advanced the essential role of a global community of publishers whose mission is to ensure academic excellence and cultivate knowledge (rotating translations of this mission statement appear in the bottom frame of these webpages). AUPresses members are active across many scholarly disciplines, including the humanities, arts, social sciences, and sciences; publish significant regional and literary work; and are innovators in the world of digital publishing.

Our core values include intellectual freedom, integrity, diversity and inclusion, and stewardship.
Read more about how we define those values in our work >

Read more about the Association’s history >

Read our Annual Report >

Our Name and Logo

Founded as the Association of American University Presses, the organization’s official name is now the Association of University Presses. The organization uses the short form “AUPresses” as a secondary reference. The initialization is not used.

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Our Members

Browse our list of scholarly publishing members >

Find quick facts about our members >

Read more about the value our members bring to society, scholarship, and the university community >

Featured News and Media Highlights

University Press Week 2021 in the News

AUPresses Signs Publishers Compact on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

AUPresses Joins Statement Opposing Restrictions on Teaching about Racism and American History

University Press Numbers from the Lee & Low Diversity Baseline Survey 2.0

“Re-Envisioning Humanities Infrastructure,” Charles Watkinson and Melissa Pitts, Inside Higher Ed

“The Essential Value of University Presses,” Kathryn Conrad and Jennifer Crewe, Inside Higher Ed

“Why a University Press is a Good Investment,” Darrin Pratt and Susan Doerr, University Business 

More news from the Association >

Als internationale Gemeinschaft unterstuetzen wir die wichtige Rolle von Verlegern, dessen Aufgabe es ist akademische Exzellenz und Forschung zu foerdern.

— AUPresses Mission Statement in German