Duke University Press

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Duke University Press
Logo of the Duke University Press.png
Parent companyDuke University
Founded1921
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationDurham, North Carolina
Distributionself-distributed (US)[1]
Combined Academic Publishers (UK)[2]
Publication typesBooks, Academic journals
Official websitewww.dukeupress.edu

Duke University Press is an academic publisher and university press affiliated with Duke University. It was founded in 1921 by William T. Laprade.

It publishes approximately 120 books annually and more than 50 academic journals, as well as five electronic collections.[3] The company publishes primarily in the humanities and social sciences but is also particularly well known for its mathematics journals.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1921 as Trinity College Press with William T. Laprade as its first director. Following a restructuring and expansion, the name was changed to "Duke University Press" in 1926 with William K. Boyd taking over as director.[4]

Open access[edit]

Duke is one of thirteen publishers to participate in the Knowledge Unlatched pilot, a global library consortium approach to funding open access books.[5] Duke has provided four books for the Pilot Collection.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Duke University Press". Duke University Press. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  2. ^ "Marston Book Services". Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  3. ^ "Duke University Press". Duke University Press. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  4. ^ "Inventory of the Duke University Press Reference Collection, 1922-ongoing". Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library [online catalog]. Duke University Library. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
  5. ^ "Good for publishers". knowledgeunlatched.org.
  6. ^ "Duke University Press at the 2014 IFLA World Library and Information Congress". Duke University Press Log.

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