UCD Press and University of Chicago Press sign historic partnership

Posted 03 September, 2019

A new publishing partnership between UCD Press and the University of Chicago Press will see UCD Press titles distributed, marketed and sold throughout North America.

Founded in 1890, UCP is one of the largest and oldest university presses in the United States.

It has published over 11,000 books and partners with more than 100 international scholarly presses around the world.

“The international research output of UCD Press will be greatly enhanced by this new relationship,” said Professor Orla Feely, UCD Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Impact.

“UCP is one of the leading university presses in North America with a strong name in academic publishing, distribution and sales. [UCD] looks forward a long and fruitful collaboration between both internationally respected presses.”

Commenting on the partnership, Saleem Dhamee, UCP Director, Client Services and Business Operations said: “We are pleased to add UCD Press, our first Irish publisher, to our family of international publishers and excited to promote the visibility and sales of UCD Press’s books throughout North America.”

UCD Press publishes contemporary scholarly writing in a broad range of subjects including history, literary studies, music, science and more recently migration studies, gender studies, and a special focus on Irish Studies.

Working with a university press such as Chicago, and its long-established distribution program, represents the ideal partnership to help expand UCD’s reputation as a leading research university, said Noelle Moran, Executive Editor of UCD Press.

“[We are] committed to a fruitful and wide-reaching working relationship with the University of Chicago Press. It is extremely good news for our Press, our University, our readers and our authors – present and future.”

“The new relationship will further allow our current authors to build on their profiles across the Atlantic and encourage authors from further afield to publish with us,” she concluded. 

By: David Kearns, Digital Journalist / Media Officer, UCD University Relations