Aarhus University Press focusses on:
- the highest professional quality in scientific publications
- the dissemination of scientific work to a broad reader audience
- a strong emphasis on publishing in English
- goal-oriented marketing of all publications
- top quality book craftsmanship
Publications are always peer reviewed.
Aarhus University Press is going through a very positive development. Sales in both Denmark and abroad have greatly increased in recent years, and our publications have also increased to approx. 70 new books per year. The Press now has almost 2000 titles in stock of which 400 are in English. Exports amount to 25 % of the turnover of the Press.
At the present time Aarhus University Press has 9 full-time employees: editors and administrative staff. In addition, we have four part-time employeed dispatch assistants.
As we cherish quality in all phases of production, we cooperate externally with Denmark's best graphic designers, proof-readers and book printers.
To evaluate incoming manuscripts, we have experts available from many different fields to carry out a peer review.
Contact a member of staff at Aarhus University Press here.
The Press concentrates not only on the publishing of scientific literature but also on publications that propagate science and debate. Common to all books is their strong scholarly base.
The foremost task of the Press is to disseminate and make known the results of scientific research at the University of Aarhus, but the Press is also interested in publishing scientific work from other institutions.
With distributors in the United Kingdom and the United States, the Press places high priority on publications in the English language, but also publishes books in German and French. Apart from the USA and UK, publications from the Press are predominantly exported to Norway, Sweden, Finland, Holland and Germany.
For the Press the maintenance of a very high quality in graphic design, cover design, choice of paper, as well as quality of printing, is mandatory. This policy is believed to be important for upholding the good Danish tradition in book craftsmanship. The Press was honoured in 2004 and again in 2009 by receiving the "Forening for Boghaandværks Xylograf F. Hendriksens Medalje".
Books on commission
Aarhus University Press has a number of titles on commission from other publishers, among whom are: Carlsbergfondet, Nationalmuseet, Jysk Arkæologisk Selskab, Det Danske Institut i Athen, Forlaget Historia, Danmarks Miljøundersøgelser and Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium.
About the Press
The Press is a commercial Foundation which was inaugurated in 1985 for the purpose of disseminating the results of scientific research, as well as other scientific activity within the University of Aarhus. The Foundation is managed by a board of at least 5 and maximum of 13 members appointed by the Academic Council of the University on the recommendation of the Rector on the basis of proposals from the main areas.