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University of California Press

University of California Press, otherwise known as UC Press, is a publishing house associated with the University of California that engages in academic publishing. It was founded in 1893[1] to publish books and papers for the faculty of the University of California, established 25 years earlier in 1868. Its headquarters are located in Oakland, California.

University of California Press
University of California Press
Parent company University of California
Founded 1893
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Oakland, California
Publication types Books, journals
Official website www.ucpress.edu
2008 conference booth

The Press at a glance:

  • Nonprofit publishing arm of the University of California system
  • 25% of University of California Press authors are affiliated with the University of California
  • Publishes on average 175 new books and 30 multi-issue journals in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences
  • Maintains approximately 4,000 book titles in print
  • Publisher of Collabra and Luminos open access (OA) initiatives (see below)

The University of California Press currently publishes in the following general subject areas: anthropology, art, ancient world/classical studies, California and the West, cinema & media studies, criminology, environmental studies, food and wine, history, music, politics, psychology, public health and medicine, religion, and sociology.

The Press commissioned as its corporate typeface University of California Old Style from type designer Frederic Goudy from 1936-8, although it no longer always uses the design.[2][3][4][5]

Contents

Notable booksEdit

Open access (OA) programs at UC PressEdit

Collabra

Collabra is University of California Press's open access journal program. The Collabra program currently publishes two open access journals, Collabra: Psychology and Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, with plans for continued expansion and journal acquisition.

Luminos

Luminos is University of California Press’s open access response to the challenged monograph landscape. With the same high standards for selection, peer review, production, and marketing as its traditional book publishing program, Luminos is a transformative model, built as a partnership where costs and benefits are shared.

Notable seriesEdit

The University of California Press re-printed a number of novels under the California Fiction series from 1996-2001. These titles were selected for their literary merit and for their illumination of California history and culture.[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Camhi, Jeff (15 April 2013). A Dam in the River: Releasing the Flow of University Ideas. Algora Publishing. pp. 149–. ISBN 978-0-87586-989-6. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Goudy, Frederic (1946). A Half-Century of Type Design and Typography: 1895-1945, Volume 1. New York: The Typophiles. pp. 216–9. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Carter, Matthew. "Goudy, the good ol’ boy (Bruckner biography review)". Eye Magazine. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  4. ^ Shaw, Paul. "An appreciation of Frederic W. Goudy as a type designer". Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Updike, John. "A Bull in the Typography Shop: a review of Frederic Goudy by D. J. R. Bruckner". New York Times. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  6. ^ See, Carolyn (1996). Golden Days. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 0520206738. 
  7. ^ "California Fiction". University of California Press. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 

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