Edinburgh University Press


Edinburgh University Press is a scholarly publisher of academic books and journals, based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Edinburgh University Press
Parent companyUniversity of Edinburgh
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationEdinburgh, Scotland, UK
DistributionMacmillan Distribution (UK, Europe, and Middle East)
Oxford University Press (The Americas)
Gardners Books (Australia)
Taylor and Francis (Asia)[1]
Publication typesBooks, academic journals
Revenue3.68 million GBP[2]
Official websitewww.euppublishing.com

History


Edinburgh University Press was founded in the 1940s and became a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Edinburgh in 1992.[3] Books and journals published by the Press carry the imprimatur of The University of Edinburgh. All proposed publishing projects are appraised and approved by the Press Committee, which consists of academics from the university. Since August 2004, the Press has had Charitable Status.[4]

In November 2013, Edinburgh University Press acquired Dundee University Press for an undisclosed sum, with a stated aim to increase textbook and digital sales, with a particular focus on law.[5][6] Brodies advised Edinburgh University Press on the terms of the acquisition.[7]

Publishing


Edinburgh University Press publishes a range of research publications, which include scholarly monographs and reference works, as well as materials which are available on-line. The Press also publishes textbooks for students and lecturers.[4] The press publishes around 205 books and 42 journals each year.[8]

Edinburgh University Press publishes mostly in humanities and social sciences.[9][10]

Ebooks

The press participates in the ebook platforms University Press Scholarship Online (as Edinburgh Scholarship Online),[11] Books at JSTOR[12] and University Publishing Online,[13] and also works with a number of ebook aggregators.[14]

Open access

EUP supports both gold and green open access publishing,[15] and is one of 13 publishers to participate in the Knowledge Unlatched pilot, a global library consortium approach to funding open access books.[16]

Business


The Trustees normally meet five times a year, and are responsible for the conduct of the Edinburgh University Press.[4]

Edinburgh University Press achieved combined book and journal revenues of over £3.68m for the year ending 31 July 2020, a 2% increase on the previous year. The operational loss was £22,000.[2]

References


  1. "Distribution – Edinburgh University Press". Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  2. "Edinburgh University Press Results and CEO Timothy Wright to Retire". Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  3. "Edinburgh University Press". University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  4. "About Us". Edinburgh University Press. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  5. Campbell, Lisa (4 November 2013). "Dundee UP acquired by Edinburgh". Bookseller Media Ltd. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  6. "Edinburgh University Press buys Dundee publisher". BBC News. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  7. "Brodies advised Edinburgh University Press". Brodies. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  8. "Edinburgh University Press". JSTOR. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  9. "Publisher of the Month: Edinburgh University Press". Books from Scotland. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  10. "About Us". Edinburgh University Press. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  11. "Edinburgh Scholarship Online". University Press Scholarship Online. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  12. "Books at JSTOR". JSTOR. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  13. Campbell, Lisa (11 September 2012). "EUP & Boydell join University Publishing Online". Bookseller Media Ltd. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  14. "Librarian Orders: Ebooks for Libraries". Edinburgh University Press. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  15. "Open Access". Edinburgh University Press. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  16. "Good for publishers". knowledgeunlatched.org.