March 3, 2021

New Article: “The Past, Present, and Future of American University Presses: A View From the Left Coast”

The following article was recently published in a special issue of Learned Publishing titled, “The University Press Redux.” All articles in this issue are open access.

Title

The Past, Present, and Future of American University Presses: A View From the Left Coast

Author

Alison Mudditt
University of California Press

Source

Learned Press
Volume 29, Issue S1 (2016)

Abstract

Key Points

  • American university presses have proved remarkably resilient but now face a daunting set of internal and external challenges.
  • At the heart of university press challenges is the future of the monograph – critical to scholarship, resistant to change, and declining in sales volume.
  • Internal pressures on presses to be more accountable and self-sustaining are growing.
  • Presses are beginning to address current challenges – individually and collectively – with energy and optimism and a renewed level of collaboration.

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