About Indiana University Press

At Indiana University Press, we publish books that make a difference—for readers today and for generations to come.

As an academic press, our mandate is to serve the world of scholarship and culture as a professional, not-for-profit publisher. Founded in 1950, we are recognized internationally as a leading academic publisher specializing in the humanities and social sciences. We produce more than 110 new books annually, in addition to 38 journals, and maintain a back list of some 3,500 titles. The Press emphasizes scholarship but also publishes trade and reference titles. Our program is financed primarily by income from sales, supplemented by support from Indiana University and by gifts and grants from outside sources.

We are proud to be a part of Indiana University Libraries, whose superb staff, services, and collections are a linchpin of student success and research excellence at Indiana University.

Our major subject areas include African, Jewish and Holocaust, Middle East, Russian and East European, gender and sexuality,  film and media, folklore and ethnomusicology, Indiana and the Midwest, Irish, music, paleontology, and philosophy. We are one of the largest public university presses, as measured by titles and income level.

Open Access Publishing

With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Indiana University Press received funding through the Humanities Open Book Program to digitize and make open access two hundred titles from our back list. Visit publish.iupress.indiana.edu to explore the “Open Indiana” titles in Asian Studies, film, folklore, Slavic studies, language studies, music, and philosophy.

In 2022, Indiana University Press partnered with the Big Ten Academic Alliance and its Big Ten Open Books project where nearly more than twenty IU Press titles in gender and sexuality studies were digitized from our back list and made Open Access through the BTAA-sponsored project. Browse the Big Ten Open Books collection online > (Visit our BTAA collection of titles here.)

Indiana University wishes to acknowledge and honor the Indigenous communities native to our region, and recognize that Indiana University Bloomington is built on Indigenous homelands and resources. We recognize the Miami, Delaware, Potawatomi, and Shawnee people as past, present, and future caretakers of this land. We are dedicated to amplifying Indigenous voice & perspective, improving community relationships, correcting the narrative, and making the Bloomington campus a more supportive and inclusive place for Native and Indigenous students, faculty and staff. Learn more >

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[Updated 09-05-2023]