Aarhus Universitetsforlag

About us

Key words

Aarhus University Press focusses on:

  • the highest professional quality in scientific publications
  • the dissemination of scholarly work to a wider audience
  • a strong English language publishing line
  • goal-oriented marketing of all publications
  • top-quality book craftsmanship

All publications are peer reviewed.

Key figures

Aarhus University Press A/S publishes approx. 100 new books per year. The Press has 2000 titles in stock, 500 in English.

The Press has 14 full-time employees – editors and administrative staff. In addition the Press employes five freelance editors and three student interns.


The Press publishes scholarly 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 academic research at Aarhus University, but the Press also publishes scholarly work from other institutions.

We cherish quality in all phases of production and work with Denmark's best graphic designers, proof-readers and book printers.

Incoming manuscripts are evaluated by staff and experts from many different fields.

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


Maintaining 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 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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