Aarhus Universitetsforlag

About us

Key words

Aarhus University Press focusses on:

  • the highest professional quality in scientific publications
  • publications are always peer reviewed
  • the dissemination of scientific work to a broad audience
  • a strong emphasis on publishing in English
  • goal-oriented marketing of all publications
  • top-quality book craftsmanship. 

Key figures

Aarhus University Press A/S publishes approx. 60 new books per year. The Press now has 2000 titles in stock of which 400 are in English.

Aarhus University Press has 9 full-time employees - editors and administrative staff. In addition 4 freelance editors work at the press as well as 4 part-time employees at our own stock facilities.

We cherish quality in all phases of production and cooperate 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 peer reviews.

Contact Gitte Mariager (gm@unipress.au.dk) if you wish to submit a manuscript or a book proposal to Aarhus University Press.


The Press publishes scientific literature as well as more mainstream publications that propagate science and debate. All books share a strong scholarly base.

The foremost task of the Press is to disseminate and make known the results of scientific research at Aarhus University, but the Press is also interested in publishing scientific work from other institutions.


Maintening a very high quality in graphic design, cover design, choice of paper, as well as quality of printing, is crucial to the Press. We cherish the importance of good book craftsmanship. The Press was honoured in 2004 and again in 2009 by receiving the "Forening for Boghaandværks Xylograf F. Hendriksens Medalje". In 2014 we received "Den Danske Bogdesignpris" for our series 'Reflections'.

Books in commission

Aarhus University Press has a number of titles in commission from other publishers, among them are: Nationalmuseet, Jysk Arkæologisk Selskab, Det Danske Institut i Athen, Forlaget Historia, Nordisk Sommeruniversitet (NSU) and Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium.

About the press

The Press began as a private foundation in 1985 aiming to promote the dissemination of research results and the results of trade union activities at Aarhus University. On 1 June 2013 the Press became a limited liability company 100 % owned by the Aarhus University Research Foundation.

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