The key aim of Amsterdam University Press (AUP) is to make information on current research on socially relevant matters available to scholars, innovators, students, and the general public. We strive to stimulate societal debate, forming a global source of inspiration and knowledge.
AUP has more than twenty-five years of experience in providing readers with high-quality scholarly publications and textbooks. AUP’s academic programme specialises in the humanities and social sciences, with established and growing lists in Asian Studies, Film, Media and Communication, History, Language and Linguistics, and Social and Political Sciences. In 2018 over 100 academic titles were published, constituting of both monographs and edited collections.
We connect authors with readers through an international network of distributors and partners, and offer sales and marketing with dedicated representatives in key markets across the world. Our authors working on cutting-edge research are from a global academic network, distinguishing our open, creative, and internationally orientated attitude in acquisitions, sales and marketing.
Choosing to publish at AUP is a stand for scholarly excellence and a choice for global presence with a press that invests in engagement with the academic community through events and partnerships. AUP supports and stimulates scholarship by working closely with scholars to publish outstanding academic publications, esteemed for its reliability of both quality of content and production, in print as well as digitally.
AUP prides itself on the efficiency and thoroughness of the publication process, from the delivery of the final manuscript right through to publication. AUP provides close author support throughout the entire publishing experience and offers in house copy-editing by experienced native speakers. All work is evaluated by an international editorial board of appointed experts, further supplemented by peer-reviews undertaken by the boards and/or AUP. These appropriate quality-control mechanisms are created and checked by a central academic advisory board.
AUP offer global sales and marketing through an extensive international network of distributors and dedicated representatives in all key markets. Important e-platform partners include JSTOR, De Gruyter, Ebrary, and EBSCO. Distribution outside North America is operated by NBN International, and within North America and Canada through Baker & Taylor Publishing Services. AUP strives to have a presence at all major conferences.
AUP has long been a wholehearted supporter of Open Access publishing and releases many academic books and journals for Open Access directly after publication. To this end, it works closely with platforms such as OAPEN Library, Ingenta and the Knowledge Unlatched global initiative for Open Access publishing; in 2017 AUP was recognised as a Knowledge Unlatched Open Access Hero for being in the top ten most downloaded publishers.