Why Publish with Michigan?

The University of Michigan Press’s academic and regional publishing programs boast all the virtues of traditional not-for-profit scholarly publishing: commitment to selectivity, integrity of vetting processes, and a rigorous approach to sustainability. Whether publishing a scholarly monograph, a textbook, or a title of special regional interest, the Press is known for its high standards. And when it comes to metrics for success in the largely digital world of scholarly communication, we are setting the standards.

The Press’s integral position within the University of Michigan Library enhances our dedication to the preservation, accessibility, and discoverability of the works we publish. We pioneered the development of robust and intuitive digital platforms. We continue to develop the technological and intellectual property infrastructure our authors need to commit their work to the durable scholarly record. A passion for accessibility and discoverability guides our approach to producing easily readable and searchable materials; our search for pragmatic open access solutions aims to address the challenges of the market. By leveraging technology, we enable our authors’ work to reach readers around the world, including those outside the academy. In the digital arena, Michigan excels, and indeed, is leader and best in the field.


Open Access

University of Michigan Press is a leader in publishing open access books. We employ various business models to maximize access to scholarship. Our aim is to to avoid direct publishing charges to authors wherever possible; our preference is to help authors find supporting subventions from their parent institution or third-party funders. If you are interested in making your project available open access, your editor will will work with you and your funder to determine an appropriate level of support based on the project’s individual needs. Every project is different and we are committed to making sure that open access projects get the same high quality editorial, production, and marketing treatment as any other University of Michigan Press title.


Our Publishing Program

The University of Michigan Press publishes both scholarly works and books of more general interest in the following areas: American History, Applied Linguistics, Classical Studies and Archaeology, Class Studies, Communications, Cultural Studies, Disability Studies, English as a Second Language, Fiction, Gender Studies, German Studies, Law, Literary Criticism and Theory, Michigan and the Great Lakes, Music, New Media, Poetics, Political Science, Theater and Performance, and Writing Craft. In addition to publishing individual titles in the areas above, we also offer a number of book series intended to explore particular topics, disciplines, and themes. To learn more about series in which we are actively acquiring, visit our browse series page.


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