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.
University of California Press
Volume 29, Issue S1 (2016)
- 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.