Amsterdam University Press Response to COVID-19

We at Amsterdam University Press continue to take measures to support our colleagues, business partners, authors, and readers as the Coronavirus pandemic continues. If you need to get in touch with any questions or concerns, please do send us an email.
Amsterdam University Press Response to COVID-19
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Measures in Place


With staff based in the Netherlands, the UK and the US, like many, the majority of us continue to work from home and will be doing so for the foreseeable future. Even before the start of the pandemic, home-working was not an entirely new experience for some of us and we're fortunate that most operational aspects of the Press continue to allow for this type of flexibility. While our main telephone number is contactable, we recommend emailing to ensure that you reach the correct member of staff swiftly. Find our email addresses here:

Important Update Regarding Review Copies, Coronavirus and Brexit

Due to the measures being taken to stop further spreading of the Coronavirus, many university buildings and businesses remain closed. This is having an impact on delivery services and our warehouses who are receiving many returns where couriers have been unable to make the delivery.

With the pressures caused by the ongoing pandemic and now of Brexit, AUP has taken the decision to stop sending physical review copies to journals and reviewers who are based in the EU. The Brexit deal is having an enormous impact on distribution between the UK and the EU and the courier services used by our distributor Ingram Publisher Services UK (formerly NBN International Ltd.) are struggling to get shipments past EU customs. This is due to the sheer number of shipments that customs now have to deal with on a daily basis. We have been advised by our distributor to only send digital copies to recipients based in the EU for the time being.

This is an unfortunate development in a policy that has had to be frequently adapted throughout last year with regard to Coronavirus delays. We hope to be able to revise this policy in the coming months as this new situation starts to settle. Keep an eye on our review copy policy here:

(Virtual) Conferences

Last year, the majority of conferences were either cancelled, postponed or transitioned to virtual environments. In 2021, this trend continues and we are anticipating that most conferences will continue in a virtual format. Last year, we successfully moved to exhibiting our books virtually with a discount and started to collaborate with conference organisers and make use of their offers with virtual exhibit features. We will soon be finalising the list of virtual conferences we will be attending and exhibiting at this year. Keep an eye on this page, on social media and our newsletters.

News and Further Support

Amsterdam University Press Socially Distanced OA Reading List

We have collected some of our Open Access books and journal articles for a Socially Distanced OA Reading List on subjects that are informative and related to the world's ongoing collective experiences of the pandemic:

  • Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death, Monica H. Green (ed.) (Arc Humanities Press, 2015) - Download
  • Leeuwenhoek's Legatees and Beijerinck's Beneficiaries: A History of Medical Virology in The Netherlands, Gerard van Doornum, Ton van Helvoort, and Neeraja Sankaran (Amsterdam University Press, 2020) - Download
  • Body, Capital, and Screens: Visual Media and the Healthy Self in the 20th Century, Christian Bonah and Anja Laukötter (eds) (Amsterdam University Press, 2020) - Download
  • Digital Media Practices in Households: Kinship through Data, Larissa Hjorth et al. (Amsterdam University Press, 2020) - Download
  • "De voor- en nadelen van verplicht thuiswerken tijdens de lockdown", Marc van Veldhoven & Marco van Gelder. In Tijdschrift voor HRM, 2020, 23-3, pp. 66-90(25) - Lees online
  • Data Visualization in Society, Martin Engebretsen, Helen Kennedy (eds) (Amsterdam University Press, 2020) - Download
  • Screen Space Reconfigured, Susanne Saether, Synne Tollerud Bull (eds) (Amsterdam University Press, 2020) - Download
  • Mobile Mapping: Space, Cartography and the Digital, Clancy Wilmott (Amsterdam University Press, 2020) - Download
  • Engines of Order: A Mechanology of Algorithmic Techniques, Bernhard Rieder (Amsterdam University Press, 2020) - Download
  • The Politics of Social Media Manipulation, Richard Rogers, Sabine Niederer (eds) (Amsterdam University Press, 2020) - Download
  • Violence and Trolling on Social Media: History, Affect, and Effects of Online Vitriol, Sara Polak, Daniel Trottier (eds) (Amsterdam University Press, 2020) - Download
  • Social Movements and Solidarity Structures in Crisis-Ridden Greece, Haris Malamidis (Amsterdam University Press, 2020) - Download
  • The Aesthetics of Global Protest: Visual Culture and Communication, Aidan McGarry, Itir Erhart, Hande Eslen-Ziya, Olu Jenzen, and Umut Korkut (eds) (Amsterdam University Press, 2019) - Download
  • The Playful Citizen: Civic Engagement in a Mediatized Culture, René Glas, Sybille Lammes, Michiel de Lange, Joost Raessens, Imar de Vries (eds) (Amsterdam University Press, 2019) - Download
  • Emerging Socialities in 21st Century Healthcare, Bernhard Hadolt and Anita Hardon (eds) (Amsterdam University Press, 2017) - Download

#RaiseUP Enter the Ghost: Haunted Media Ecologies by Paula Albuquerque

An AUP blog post written by Paula Albuquerque for University Press Week 2020, on her current art project exploring surveillance, Covid-19 and the bias inherent in datasets that train AI systems. Read the piece here.

Contact us

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Updated: February 2021

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020