Voicing Our Values

Throughout the past year the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) has spoken out to signify our community’s integrity, stewardship of research and resources, and abiding support of intellectual freedom as well as equity and inclusion, particularly as the latter ideals have been subjected to intensifying, partisan attacks:

AUPresses Gathers Resources for Understanding Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine, March 2022, updated and expanded February 2023

“Why Should We Care About Bibliodiversity in Academic Book Publishing? The Implications of Regional Identity for American University Presses,” session presented by Past President Lisa Bayer (Georgia), President-Elect Jane Bunker (Cornell), Library Relations Committee Chair Jason Fikes (Abilene Christian), and President Charles Watkinson (Michigan) at the Charleston Library Conference, November 2022

AUPresses Joins ACLS in Support of Academic Freedom and New College of Florida, February 2023

Building Up Books, March 2023
Published in Inside Higher Ed, describing recent developments in peer review practices and introducing the revised Best Practices for Peer Review of Scholarly Books

AUPresses Joins in Denouncing Florida House Bill 999, March 2023
Joining in public support of statements created by the American Association of University Professors, the American Historical Association, and the American Council of Learned Societies

A Decade of Resilience for University Presses, April 2023
Published in The Scholarly Kitchen, marking Peter Berkery’s 10th anniversary as AUPresses Executive Director