Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The University of Chicago Press is the largest university press in the U.S. It is operated by the University of Chicago and publishes a wide variety of academic titles, including The Chicago Manual of Style, dozens of academic journals including Critical Inquiry, and a wide array of texts covering academic fields as diverse as Life Sciences, Literary Criticism, Economics, Anthropology, Political Science, and Philosophy.
One of its quasi-independent projects is the BiblioVault, a digital repository for scholarly books.
The press building is located just south of the Midway Plaisance on the UC campus, near an enormous statue of Saint Wenceslaus on horseback, sculpted by Albin Polasek (1879-1965) and dedicated as a memorial to Thomas Masaryk (1850-1937), the first president of Czechoslovakia.

Second Battle of Artois History
Garrett P. Kiely will became the fifteenth director of the University of Chicago Press on September 1, 2007. He will head one of academic publishing's largest operations employing 300 people across its three divisions of books, journals, and distribution and publishing approximately 180 new books and 70 paperback reprints a year. The University of Chicago Press currently maintains three operating divisions-Books, Journals, and Distribution Services.

Books Division
The University of Chicago Journals division publishes forty-three journals and five annuals in a wide range of academic disciplines, including the social sciences, the humanities, education, the biological and medical sciences, and the physical sciences. The American Journal of Sociology, founded in 1895, is the oldest academic journal devoted to sociology, while History of Religions was the first academic journal devoted exclusively to comparative religious history. The Journals Division launched electronic publishing efforts in 1995 and by 2004 all the journals published by the University of Chicago Press became available online.

University of Chicago Press Chicago Distribution Services

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