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Encyclopedia > Yale University Press

Yale University Press is a book publisher founded in 1908. It became an official department of Yale University in 1961, but remained financially and operationally autonomous.


As of 2002[1] (http://www.yale.edu/opa/newsr/02-12-11-02.all.html), Yale University Press publishes about 200 new hardcover and 100 new paperback books annually and has about 3,000 books in print. Its books have won many prizes, including five National Book Awards, two National Book Critics Circle Awards, and four Pulitzer Prizes.


Mission statement

According to their official website, [2] (http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/about_yup.html):

By publishing serious works that contribute to a global understanding of human affairs, Yale University Press aids in the discovery and dissemination of light and truth, lux et veritas, which is a central purpose of Yale University. The publications of the Press are books and other materials that further scholarly investigation, advance interdisciplinary inquiry, stimulate public debate, educate both within and outside the classroom, and enhance cultural life. Through the distribution of works that combine excellence in scholarship with skillful editing, design, production, and marketing, the Press demonstrates its commitment to increasing the range and vigor of intellectual pursuits within the university and elsewhere. With an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, Yale University Press continually extends its horizons to embody university press publishing at its best.

External link

  • Official website (http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/)

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By publishing serious works that contribute to a global understanding of human affairs, Yale University Press aids in the discovery and dissemination of light and truth, lux et veritas, which is a central purpose of Yale University.
The publications of the Press are books and other materials that further scholarly investigation, advance interdisciplinary inquiry, stimulate public debate, educate both within and outside the classroom, and enhance cultural life.
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