71 Academic Publishers You Need to Know

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Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Academica Press is a leading independent publisher of scholarly research in the humanities, social sciences, law, education, and public policy. Its main offices are in London and Washington, DC. Academica also publishes an Irish studies series under the Maunsel imprint as well as W. B. Sheridan Law Books and Bethesda Scientific. Academica seeks to publish the very best peer-reviewed research monographs and studies produced by the international academic community.

Academica Press

Palo Alto, CA, USA

With more than 20 titles published in print and online, AAA is the largest single publisher of anthropological journals.

American Anthropological Association

Arlington, VA, USA

The American University in Cairo Press is the Middle East’s leading English-language academic book publisher. Its mission is to accurately reflect Egypt and the Middle East to a global readership in line with the main teaching and research interests of the American University in Cairo.

American University in Cairo Press

Cairo, Egypt

Apple Academic Press is an independent international publisher focusing on academic and professional books in STEM and other fields. With a focus on relevant content as well as first-class production, Apple Academic Press is dedicated to publishing cutting-edge, informative books written and edited by internationally renowned experts in their fields.

Apple Academic Press

Waretown, NJ, USA

Athena Scientific is a small publisher specializing in textbooks written by professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and used in their courses.

Athena Scientific

Nashua, NH, USA

Avocus Publishing has established itself as a premier publisher of books directed to the tough issues singular to independent schools. In addition, Avocus has developed and is developing a number of titles encouraging curricular revision or rethinking as well as curricula for independent secondary schools.

Avocus Publishing

Gilsum, NH, USA

Publishing academic work since 1897, Baylor University Press features books with a moral arc, books possessed by a decisive public vocation. Baylor University Press seeks and celebrates scholarship across the disciplines of religious and cultural studies, in particular, and across the humanities at large. In an age burdened by a deluge of information, it partners with researchers, teachers, and students to cultivate and curate wisdom.

Baylor University Press

Waco, TX, USA

John Benjamins Publishing Company is an independent, family-owned academic publisher.

John Benjamins Publishing Company

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Blue Dome Press was established to publish scholarly and prestigious titles, primarily in the fields of interfaith dialogue, intercultural studies, art, and history. The mission of the Blue Dome is to promote and encourage works that contribute to common understanding and dialogue among different cultures, religions, and communities of the world.

Blue Dome Press

Clifton, NJ, USA

Cambridge University Press covers virtually every educational subject seriously studied in the English-speaking world, with professional books, textbooks, monographs, reference works, English language teaching publications, software, and electronic publishing.

Cambridge University Press

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cognizant Communication Corporation publishes information products in multimedia formats serving the scientific, technical, medical, business and tourism research communities worldwide. All Cognizant journals and books are peer reviewed prior to publication and appear in major indexing, abstracting, and on-line services. Publications are aimed at undergraduates and graduates in both academic and professional programs with additional focus on professionals in the field. Journals are available in the following formats: online, online plus hard copy, and open access.

Cognizant Communication Corp

Putnam Valley, NY, USA

Columbia University Press was founded in 1893 and is the fourth-oldest university press in the United States. The purpose of the press as expressed in its Certificate of Incorporation is to “promote the study of economic, historical, literary, scientific and other subjects and to promote and encourage the publication of literary works embodying original research in such subjects.”

Columbia University Press

New York, NY, USA

Heritage knowledge systems are characterized by vertical separations—of discipline, professional association, institution, and country. Common Ground Research Networks takes some of the pivotal challenges of our time and curates research networks which cut horizontally across legacy knowledge structures. Sustainability, diversity, learning, the future of humanities, the nature of interdisciplinarity, the place of the arts in society, technology’s connections with knowledge, the changing role of the university—these are deeply important questions of our time which require interdisciplinary thinking, global conversations, and cross-institutional intellectual collaborations.

Common Ground Publishing

Champaign, IL, USA

DEStech Publications Inc., founded in 2001, is an independent academic STM publishing company that develops and publishes original professional books and university textbooks written and edited by scientific researchers. In collaboration with US, Japanese, Chinese, and European professional societies and conferences, DEStech also provides a wide range of publishing services for the production and distribution of conference proceedings and academic journals.

DEStech Publications Inc.

Lancaster, PA, USA

Edwin Mellen Press is a non-subsidy academic publisher of books in the humanities and social sciences. Its sole criterion for publication is that a manuscript makes a contribution to scholarship. It publishes monographs, critical editions, collections, translations, revisionist studies, constructive essays, bibliographies, dictionaries, reference guides, and dissertations.

Edwin Mellen Press

Lewiston, NY, USA

Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, with editorial offices also in Vancouver, British Columbia, publishes scholarly books for the academic market. Since its establishment in 1967, it has published well over 1,500 titles in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.

Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

Madison, NJ, USA

The press currently publishes 90 books annually, primarily in the humanities and social sciences, with an outstanding reputation for producing award-winning studies in the fields of anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political theory, religion, sociology, and theology, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary work.

Fordham University Press

Bronx, NY, USA

Gallaudet University Press is a vital, self-supporting member of the Gallaudet educational and scholarly community. The mission of the press is to disseminate knowledge about deaf and hard of hearing people, their languages, their communities, their history, and their education through print and electronic media.

Gallaudet University Press

Washington, DC, USA

Gorgias Press is an independent academic publisher specializing in the history and religion of the Middle East and the larger pre-modern world. It is run by scholars, for scholars, who believe strongly in “Publishing for the Sake of Knowledge.”

Gorgias Press

Piscataway, NJ, USA

Harrington Park Press is a specialized academic/scholarly book publisher devoted to emerging topics in LGBTQ diversity, equality, and inclusivity.

Harrington Park Press

New York, NY, USA

Founded in 1913, Harvard University Press is the publisher of such classic works as John Rawls’s A Theory of Justice, E. O. Wilson’s On Human Nature, and Helen Vendler’s Dickinson, and continues to be a leading publisher of convergent works in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. HUP’s publication program, which includes important new digital projects and platforms, is driven by the belief that books from academic publishers are more essential than ever before for understanding critical issues facing the world today.

Harvard University Press

Cambridge, MA, USA

Hogrefe has been publishing in North America since the 1970s. Its print and electronic journals and books and online resources focus on the areas of psychiatry and psychology.

Hogrefe Publishing

Boston, MA, USA

Founded in 1999 by George F. Johnson, IAP is a social science publisher of academic and scholarly book series, monographs, handbooks, encyclopedia and journals. IAP’s goal is to develop a comprehensive collection of materials that break down and define specific niches that lack high-level research material in the fields of education, psychology, management, leadership, educational technology, mathematics, and Black studies.

Information Age Publishing

Charlotte, NC, USA

IOP Publishing provides a range of journals, eBooks, magazines, websites, and services that enable researchers and research organizations to reach the widest possible audience for their research. It combines the culture of a learned society with global reach and highly efficient and effective publishing systems and processes.

IOP Publishing

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Jain Publishing Company is a humanities and social sciences book publisher and publishes academic and scholarly references as well as books for the general reader in both print and electronic formats. The majority of its publishing program pertains to books dealing with Asia, commonly categorized as Asian studies.

Jain Publishing Company

Fremont, CA, USA

The press is home to the largest journal publication program of any US-based university press. The Journals Division publishes 85 journals in the arts and humanities, technology and medicine, higher education, history, political science, and library science. The division also manages membership services for more than 50 scholarly and professional associations and societies.

Johns Hopkins University Press

Baltimore, MD, USA

The Kent State University Press is the publishing arm of Kent State University. Its imprint is controlled by an editorial board composed of Kent faculty scholars. As a member of the Association of American University Presses, the press is included in the select group of more than 100 university-sponsored scholarly presses whose outstanding programs make them an important segment of the academic and publishing communities.

Kent State University Press

Kent, OH, USA

Left Coast Press is now a part of Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor and Francis Group. As a publisher of pioneering research in anthropology, archaeology, museum studies, and research methods, Left Coast complements Routledge’s commitment to scholarship in these fields.

Left Coast Press

Oxford, United Kingdom

Liberty University Press is the book publishing arm of the world’s largest Christian university. LUP is dedicated to supporting academic research and the creation of scholarly materials.

Liberty University Press

Lynchburg, VA, USA

Founded in 1935, LSU Press quickly established itself as one of the nation’s outstanding scholarly presses and continues to garner national and international accolades, including four Pulitzer Prizes. For over 80 years, LSU Press has published significant works of scholarship and preserved Louisiana’s history and culture. Over half of the books it has published remain in print around the world. LSU Press is a nonprofit book publisher dedicated to the publication of scholarly, general interest, and regional books. An integral part of LSU, the press shares the university’s goal of the dissemination of knowledge and culture. LSU Press is one of the oldest presses in the South and among the outstanding publishers of scholarly books in the country. It holds membership in the Association of American University Presses, the largest organization of scholarly publishers in the world.

LSU Press

Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Lynne Rienner Publishers is known for its cutting-edge, high-quality scholarly books, textbooks, and journals in politics, the social sciences, and the humanities.

Lynne Rienner Publishers

Boulder, CO, USA

Markus Wiener Publishers is an independent publisher of academic and trade books and journals in the areas of world history, Latin American and Caribbean history, and Middle Eastern and African history and culture. Its publications also include related topics in music, religion, women’s history, Jewish history, Western civilization, and slavery. Its authors include professors, journalists, diplomats, and freelance writers. Its program offers both timely monographs providing background information on events in the news and overviews of area studies. It has published translations from German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese; its titles have been translated into German, Dutch, Spanish, Turkish, and Arabic.

Markus Wiener Publishers

Princeton, NJ, USA

Mary Ann Liebert Inc. publishes integrated media content in the most promising areas of biotechnology, biomedical research, clinical medicine and surgery, engineering and technology, environmental studies and policy, law and economics, and public health.

Mary Ann Liebert Inc.

New Rochelle, NY, USA

Michigan State University Press is the scholarly publishing arm of historic Michigan State University (1855), the nation’s pioneer land-grant university and the prototype for the institutions established under the Morrill Act of 1862. Although a formal press was not established at MSU until the mid-20th century, scholarly publishing was an important part of the institution’s mission from early on; significant and influential technical publications were regularly issued from the colleges as early as the mid-1870s. Since its founding in 1947, the mission of the Michigan State University Press has been to be a catalyst for positive intellectual, social, and technological change through the publication of research and intellectual inquiry, making significant contributions to scholarship in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

Michigan State University Press

East Lansing, MI, USA

The MIT Press is the only university press in the United States whose list is based in science and technology. This does not mean that science and technology are all it publishes, but it does mean that the press is committed to the edges and frontiers of the world—to exploring new fields and new modes of inquiry. It publishes over 220 new books a year and over 30 journals. It is a major publishing presence in fields as diverse as art, architecture, economics, cognitive science, game studies, and computer science, to name just a few.

MIT Press

Cambridge, MA, USA

Morgan & Claypool Publishers is an independent publisher of digital-first scholarly eBooks (“Lectures”) for the engineering, computer science, life science, and physics research communities. Each lecture is an overview of an important research or development topic, authored by an expert contributor to the field.

Morgan & Claypool Publishers

San Rafael, CA, USA

The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academy of Sciences to publish the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative information on important matters in science and health policy. The institutions served by the NAP are unique in their ability to attract leading experts in many fields to join panels and committees charged with providing policy advice on some of the nation’s most pressing scientific, technical, and health-related issues.

National Academies Press

Washington, DC, USA

NYU Press was founded in 1916 by Elmer Ellsworth Brown, then chancellor of the university. The press was, in his words, created to “publish contributions to higher learning by eminent scholars.”

NYU Press

New York, NY, USA

Ox Bow Press is an independent scholarly publisher dedicated to publishing both new titles and reprints of enduring value, particularly in philosophy and the philosophy of science, Hawaiiana, and the sea.

Ox Bow Press

Woodbridge, CT, USA

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the university’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Oxford University Press

Oxford, United Kingdom

Palgrave Macmillan publishes journals, monographs, and reference books in print and online.

Palgrave Macmillan

New York, NY, USA

Founded in 1956, Penn State University Press publishes rigorously reviewed high-quality works of scholarship and regional and contemporary interest, with a focus on the humanities and social sciences. The publishing arm of the Pennsylvania State University and a division of the Penn State University Libraries, the press promotes the advance of scholarship by disseminating knowledge—new information, interpretations, methods of analysis—widely in books, journals, and digital publications.

Pennsylvania State University Press

University Park, PA, USA

The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit institution for rigorous, intellectually open, and in-depth study and discussion of international economic policy. Its purpose is to identify and analyze important issues to make globalization beneficial and sustainable for the people of the United States and the world and then develop and communicate practical new approaches for dealing with those issues.

Peterson Institute for International Economics

Washington, DC, USA

Princeton University Press brings scholarly ideas to the world. It publishes books that connect authors and readers across spheres of knowledge to advance and enrich the human conversation.

Princeton University Press

Princeton, NJ, USA

Dedicated to the dissemination of scholarly and professional information, the press provides quality resources in several key subject areas, including business, technology, health, veterinary sciences, and other selected disciplines in the humanities and sciences. As well as publishing around 30 books a year, and five subscription-based journals, the press is committed to broadening access to scholarly information using digital technology. As part of this initiative, the press distributes a number of Open Access electronic-only journals.

Purdue University Press

West Lafayette, IN, USA

Routledge is the world’s leading academic publisher in the humanities and social sciences. It publishes thousands of books and journals each year, serving scholars, instructors, and professional communities worldwide. Routledge is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.



Rowman & Littlefield is a leading independent publisher, headquartered just outside Washington DC, with strengths in academic publishing in the humanities and social sciences, publishing government and official data, and educational publishing.

Rowman & Littlefield

Lanham, MD, USA

Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content, publishing more than 1,000 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Its growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies, and video.

Sage Publications

London, United Kingdom

Schenkman Books specializes in publishing scholarly monographs for the academic community, bringing revolutionary works to the public to fuel discourse on important issues. It is the hope of the publisher that the material it makes available contributes to efforts toward peace and humanitarianism throughout the world.

Schenkman Books

Rochester, VT, USA

Sinauer Associates is an imprint of Oxford University Press. It furthers the university’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Sinauer Associates

Sunderland, MA, USA

As an acclaimed international publisher of distinguished research and notable works of general interest since 1966, SUNY Press supports the commitments of the State University of New York to teaching, research, and public service. Capitalizing on the latest advances in digital communication, the press offers an innovative range of print and electronic publications to fulfill the evolving needs of scholars, students, authors, and readers.

State University of New York Press (SUNY Press)

Albany, NY, USA

Taylor & Francis partners with world-class authors, from leading scientists and researchers, to scholars and professionals operating at the top of their fields. Together, they publish in all areas of the humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, science, technology, and medicine sectors. Taylor and Francis Group is one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books, and reference works.

Taylor and Francis Group

Abingdon, United Kingdom

Many of Teachers College Press’s books cross disciplinary boundaries in ways that are always of interest and frequently provocative. Though sometimes controversial, its publishing decisions are supported by grounded research and reviewed by authorities in the field. Through its series editors, editorial advisory boards, and peer reviewers, it strives to ensure that what it publishes deserves readers’ attention and contributes to deepening the understanding and improvement of the practice of education.

Teachers College Press

New York, NY, USA

Beginning with the Journal of Applied Business Research over 30 years ago, the Clute Institute has become known for publishing quality research for the benefit of the global academic community. It also sponsors conferences annually that provide a platform for researchers and faculty to present their research and receive valuable feedback.

The Clute Institute

Littleton, CO, USA

Launched in 1967, the University of Alaska Press is a nonprofit scholarly publisher and distributor of books about Alaska and the circumpolar regions. Although physically located at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, the press represents the entire University of Alaska, its three main universities (UAA, UAF, and UAS) as well as their satellite campuses, and by extension the entire state of Alaska.

University of Alaska Press

Fairbanks, AK, USA

Since its origins in 1890 as one of the three main divisions of the University of Chicago, the press has embraced as its mission the obligation to disseminate scholarship of the highest standard and to publish serious works that promote education, foster public understanding, and enrich cultural life. Through its books and journals, it seeks not only to advance scholarly conversation within and across traditional disciplines but, in keeping with the University of Chicago’s experimental tradition, to help define new areas of knowledge and intellectual endeavor.

University of Chicago Press

Chicago, IL, USA

Within the worldwide scholarly community, University of Hawaiʻi Press is recognized as a leading publisher of books and journals on Asia, Asian Americans, Hawaiʻi, and the Pacific. Disciplines covered include the arts, history, language, literature, natural science, philosophy, religion, and the social sciences. It also serves as a regional distributor for other presses.

University of Hawaiʻi Press

Honolulu, HI, USA

The University of Minnesota Press is recognized internationally for its innovative, boundary-breaking editorial program in the humanities and social sciences and as publisher of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), the most widely used objective tests of personality in the world. Minnesota also maintains as part of its mission a strong commitment to publishing books on the people, history, and natural environment of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. Established in 1925, Minnesota is among the founding members of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP).

University of Minnesota Press

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Founded in 1961 by Robert Laxalt, the University of Nevada Press publishes high-quality, deserving works that advance scholarly research, contribute to the understanding and appreciation of regional history and culture, and reach a wide range of academic and general readers. Publication is done in a fiscally responsible manner that reflects the highest editorial, design, and production standards. The citizens of Nevada, readers, and authors are the press’s most valuable asset.

University of Nevada Press

Reno, NV, USA

Building on the foundation laid by its four previous directors, OU Press continues its dedication to the publication of outstanding scholarly works. Under the guidance of the present director, B. Byron Price, the major goal of the press is to strengthen its position as a preeminent publisher of books about the American West and American Indians while expanding its program in other scholarly disciplines, including classical studies, military history, political science, and natural science.

University of Oklahoma Press

Norman, OK, USA

The University of Texas Press is a book and journal publisher—a focal point where the life experiences, insights, and specialized knowledge of writers converge to be disseminated in both print and digital formats. Established in 1950, UT Press has published more than 3,000 books over six decades. Under the direction of David Hamrick, the press produces approximately 100 new books and 10 journals each year.

University of Texas Press

Austin, TX, USA

The University of Utah Press is an agency of the J. Willard Marriott Library of the University of Utah. In accordance with the mission of the university, the press publishes and disseminates scholarly books in selected fields as well as other printed and recorded materials of significance to Utah, the region, the country, and the world.

University of Utah Press

Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Founded in 1965, the University Press of Colorado is a nonprofit cooperative publishing enterprise supported, in part, by Adams State University, Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Regis University, University of Colorado, University of Northern Colorado, Utah State University, and Western State Colorado University.

University Press of Colorado

Boulder, CO, USA

The University Press of Mississippi was founded in 1970 and is supported by Mississippi’s eight state universities. UPM publishes scholarly books of the highest distinction and books that interpret the South and its culture to the nation and the world. From its offices in Jackson, the University Press of Mississippi acquires, edits, distributes, and promotes more than 80 new books every year. Over the years, the press has published more than 1,000 titles and distributed more than 2,600,000 copies worldwide, each with the Mississippi imprint. The University Press is the only not-for-profit book publisher in the state.

University Press of Mississippi

Jackson, MS, USA

Founded in 1970, UPNE has earned a reputation for excellence in scholarly, instructional, reference, literary, artistic, and general-interest books. Many of these are published cooperatively with one of the member institutions and carry a joint imprint. Others are published under the University Press of New England imprint. In 2014, the press introduced ForeEdge, a new imprint of general interest titles for national audiences.

University Press of New England

Lebanon, NH, USA

A refereed scholarly publisher, the University Press of Colorado, including the Utah State University Press imprint, publishes 40 to 45 new titles each year, with the goal of facilitating communication among scholars and providing the peoples of the state and region with a fair assessment of their histories, cultures, and resources. The press has extended the reach and reputation of its supporting institutions and has made scholarship of the highest level in many diverse fields widely available. Vital also to its mission is publication for a broader community, including students, who use its books in their studies, and general readers, who find in them enjoyment as well as enlightenment.

Utah State University Press

Logan, UT, USA

The De Gruyter group publishes over 1,300 new titles each year in the humanities, social sciences, STM, and law, more than 700 subscription-based or Open Access journals, and a variety of digital products.

Walter de Gruyter Inc.

Boston, MA, USA

West Virginia University Press is the only university press, and the largest publisher of any kind, in the state of West Virginia. A part of West Virginia University, it publishes books and scholarly journals by authors around the world, with a particular emphasis on Appalachian studies, history, higher education, the social sciences, and interdisciplinary books about energy, environment, and resources. Its Vandalia imprint publishes works of fiction and creative nonfiction.

West Virginia University Press

Morgantown, WV, USA

World Scientific publishes about 600 new titles a year and 130 journals in various fields. Many of its books are recommended texts adopted by renowned institutions such as Harvard University, California Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and Princeton University.

World Scientific

Hackensack, NJ, USA

Founded in 1908 by George Parmly Day and his wife, Wilhelmina, Yale University Press is one of the oldest and largest American university presses.

Yale University Press

New Haven, CT, USA