University Presses

University presses are academic publishing houses that are part of a university. University presses perform many of the same tasks as any other publishing house; the primary difference is the mission of these publishers. While academic publishers and other specialized publishers make up a significant share of the commercial publishing industry, for many commercial publishers, the primary focus is on making money by publishing popular content for a broad audience. In contrast, the mission of a university press is to publish work that is often scholarly in nature for a much smaller, niche audience of specialists. A secondary audience for university presses include content that may be of more general interest, such as poetry or literature, but specific to a region or translated from different ...

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