University of Wisconsin Press


University of Wisconsin Press

The University of Wisconsin Press (sometimes abbreviated as UW Press) is a university press and, as such, is a nonprofit publisher of peer-reviewed books and journals. It primarily publishes work by scholars from the global academic community but also serves the citizens of Wisconsin by publishing important books about Wisconsin, the Upper Midwest, and the Great Lakes region. The Press’s mission also includes publishing work that contributes to a literate culture and to civic conversation.

The Press was founded in 1936 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States, and is one of more than 120 member presses in the Association of American University Presses. The Journals Division was established in 1965. Currently the Press employs approximately 25 full and part-time staff, produces 40 to 60 new books a year, and publishes 11 journals. It also distributes books and some annual journals for selected smaller publishers. The Press is a unit of the Graduate School of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and serves the University of Wisconsin's overall mission of research, instruction, and outreach beyond the university.

Journals DivisionJournals published include: American Orthoptic Journal, Arctic Anthropology, Contemporary Literature, Ecological Restoration, , Journal of Human Resources, Land Economics, Landscape Journal, Luso-Brazilian Review, Monatshefte, and SubStance.

Books DivisionSince its first book appeared in 1937, the Press has published and distributed more than 3000 titles. The Press has more than 1400 titles currently in print, including:• scholarly books, including American studies and modern American history, African studies, anthropology, Classical studies, dance history, environmental studies, film/cinema history, gay & lesbian studies, modern European and Irish history, Jewish studies, Slavic and Eastern European studies, Southeast Asian Studies, and other subjects• regional books about Wisconsin, the Upper Midwest, and the Great Lakes region• books of general interest, such as natural history, poetry, biography, fiction, food, travel.

External links

* [http://www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress/ University of Wisconsin Press] University of Wisconsin Press home page
* [http://www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress/journals/] University of Wisconsin Press Journals Division


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