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Serious Scholarship Serving Academia Since 1975


About UPA

    For more than 30 years, University Press of America has been transforming the world of academic publishing--to the delight of scholars in the United States and abroad. Where other academic publishers stress a book’s profitability, UPA is committed to the belief that the most important question relevant to the publication decision is: Does this work provide a significant contribution to scholarship?

    Since its founding in 1975, UPA has published more than 10,000 academic, scholarly, and biographical titles. UPA publishes significant works in many disciplines.

    Intent on delivering high-quality research into the hands of students and faculty in a timely manner, UPA has succeeded in attracting first-rate authors. With innovative publishing programs designed for scholarly monographs as well as classroom texts and text supplements, UPA benefits scholars in all phases of their careers--from junior faculty and emerging scholars to established scholars and professors emeritus.

    UPA’s publishing program stresses personal attention, speed of publication, and aggressive marketing and promotion.

    Personal Attention

    From the acquisitions department that first receives your manuscript proposal to the production department that guides you through the camera ready process and the marketing department that promotes your finished book, the staff at UPA works one on one with its authors. Our team approach is committed to making your publishing experience as smooth as possible. We are available to answer any questions or concerns that may arise during the process.

    Speed of Publication

    Authors have come to appreciate UPA’s ability to streamline the publishing process: Once the camera-ready copy is submitted and the pre-publication order has been placed, a UPA title is published within five months. If you are unable to prepare camera-ready copy, UPA will typeset your manuscript at a minimal cost per page. Please see our in-house typesetting guidelines.

    Marketing and Promotions

    After publication, UPA books are marketed aggressively to wholesalers that serve academic libraries, associations, organizations, and individuals. Review copies are sent to a wide variety of professional journals and newsletters. And catalogs are sent to thousands of academics and libraries each year. Click on the above Marketing and Promotions link for more information.

    The process of publishing a book--from the proposal stage to the finished product--doesn’t have to be stressful and plagued with difficulty. UPA’s streamlined program allows maximum freedom and flexibility, while ensuring that the finished product will be marketed to meet the specific needs of each title.


    "In the publish-or-perish world of academia, UPA is something of a godsend."

    --------- Publisher's Weekly