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University of Delaware Partners with University of Virginia Press

The University of Virginia Press is pleased to announce that it has formed a new partnership with the University of Delaware Press, effective July 1, 2018. The UD Press will retain its independent editorial office, Board of Editors made up of UD faculty, and administrative home in the Morris Library at Delaware’s flagship campus in Newark. UVA Press will provide manuscript editorial, design, and production services using highly skilled staff and leading-edge tools. All UD titles will be marketed and sold alongside UVAP titles, with a UD section highlighted in the UVAP seasonal catalogue. Distribution will be provided in conjunction with UVAP titles through Longleaf Services. 

With its more than ninety-year history of publishing high-quality scholarship, the UD Press has established itself as a distinguished press in the arts and humanities, particularly in the fields of literary studies, art history, and material culture. It is a leading publisher in early modern and eighteenth-century studies, with thriving series including Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture, The Early Modern Exchange, Performing Celebrity, and Early Modern Feminisms.

“The UD Press is excited to enter into this partnership with UVA Press, a well-respected publisher in fields that complement our own list,” said UD Press Director Julia Oestreich. “Our presses share a commitment to publishing rigorous, innovative scholarship, while understanding the positive impact university presses make on their campuses and in the scholarly ecosystem as a whole. This partnership will allow both presses to increase their own such impact, and will provide Delaware with new sales, marketing, and digital publishing opportunities, including access to UVA’s groundbreaking Rotunda platform.”

“I am thrilled by the opportunities this partnership between the UD Press and UVA Press will bring to both organizations and their institutions,” said Trevor A. Dawes, Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian at the University of Delaware. “With the combined skills and specialties of the presses, we can continue the tradition of excellence of the UD Press and will be better equipped to generate and disseminate scholarly conversations surrounding the arts and humanities in the academic landscape and within concentrated and current fields of research.”

“For many years, university presses have banded together to achieve the advantages of scale in fulfillment and other services while maintaining the quality and integrity of their individual editorial programs,” said Mark H. Saunders, Director of UVA Press. “The current publishing landscape provides exciting opportunities to extend this tradition to include digital publication tools and platforms. Partnering with UD Press exemplifies the enduring spirit of mission-driven scholarly publishing characterized by quality content, technical innovation, and sound business practice.”

The University of Virginia Press was founded in 1963 to advance the intellectual interests not only of the University of Virginia but of institutions of higher learning throughout the state. A member of the Association of University Presses, UVaP currently publishes fifty to sixty-five to seventy-five new titles annually. All projects are approved by the Board of Directors after a rigorous process of peer review. 

The UVaP editorial program focuses primarily on the humanities and social sciences with special concentrations in American history, African American studies, southern studies, literature, architectural and environmental history, and regional books. While it continuously pursues new titles, UVaP also maintains a backlist of more than 1,000 titles in print.