About Indiana University Press

At Indiana University Press, we want to publish books that will matter twenty or even a hundred years from now–books that make a difference today and will live on into the future through their reverberations in the minds of teachers and writers.

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 120 new books annually, in addition to 40 journals, and maintain a backlist of some 3,500 titles. The Press emphasizes scholarship but also publishes text, 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 a variety of outside sources.

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.

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 more than 160 titles from its backlist. Visit publish.iupress.indiana.edu to explore the “Open Indiana” titles in Asian Studies, film, folklore Language Studies, music, and philosophy.


Indiana University wishes to acknowledge and honor the Indigenous communities native to this 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 >