For the Media

Media Contact

Annette Windhorn

About the Association

The Association of University Presses is an organization of 160 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, equity 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 >

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.

Our logo is available for media use in print or online. Download a full-color jpg file below. If you need another file type for print, the logo mark alone, or some other treatment, please contact for assistance.

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 >

AUPresses Responds to State Legislative Overreach into School Libraries, Files Amicus Brief in Texas HB 900 Case

AUPresses Joins ACLS in Affirming Value of Diversity in Higher Ed after SCOTUS Ruling

AUPresses Gathers Resources for Understanding Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

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

“Building Up Books,” Andrew Berzanskis, Jane Bunker, and Rebecca Colesworthy, Inside Higher Ed

“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 >

Vi fremmer den vigtige indsats hos en verdensomspændende sammenslutning af forlag, hvis væsentligste opgave er at sikre fremragende akademisk arbejde og styrke vidensformidling.

— AUPresses Mission Statement in Danish