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Ohio University Press

The Ohio University Press publishes 50 books annually on a variety of topics, as well as maintains an extensive backlist of more than 1,200 books in print. As the largest scholarly press in Ohio, these books carry the Ohio University name into the world and receive national and international attention from leading scholarly journals, prominent review media, and prestigious award competitions. The press supports the University's core mission of teaching, research, and service by publishing and disseminating the fruits of research and creative endeavor by authors from the United States and around the world.

With a focus on international studies, environmental studies and global health, American history, Appalachian studies, and literary and regional works, press books make available the results of peer-reviewed and often groundbreaking research in the humanities and social sciences. For example, in the field of African Studies, the press has built a national and international reputation for its cutting-edge books series that include New African Histories, Africa in World History, and Modern African Writing. Through its Swallow Press trade imprint, the press publishes creative writing, poetry, and works of regional interest. Press books are known for being topical and relevant, sophisticated and well written, inventive and compelling, and are widely reviewed in major academic journals and other print and electronic media. Many of the authors have garnered awards and critical recognition for the rigor of their research and the quality of their writing. All recent books are available in both print and electronic editions, and they carry Ohio University's name and imprint, which enhances the reputation of the institution and its scholars.

The Ohio University Press brings the university and its faculty into national and global conversations about the big ideas in the arts, sciences, and humanities. The peer-review process encourages the cross-pollination of ideas from Ohio University scholars and those from other major research institutions, and scholarly publication plays an important role in the tenure and promotion process for academics. Also, over the years the press has trained hundreds of Ohio University undergraduate students through internships and work-study positions. Many have gone on to careers in publishing, while others have found that the skills they acquire are transferable to graduate and professional studies and to fields as diverse as business and law.

Why the Press Needs Your Support

Ohio University Press is dedicated to publishing books of serious scholarship and creative work, to remaining competitive in the marketplace of ideas, and to keeping pace with technological change. Your donation will help the press build on its strengths and enhance its reputation as a publisher of works of enduring quality. Many of our most distinguished and attractive books are made possible with support from generous individuals and institutions.

The press currently is seeking financial support for the following initiatives:

· to invest in special projects in digital publishing, such as the digitization of the Ohio University Press backlist;

· to underwrite book series;

· to fund the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize;

· to promote the publication of books by new scholars and first-time authors;

· to raise the profile of the press, its books, and the research it supports and disseminates; and

· to sustain general operations.

For further information on Ohio University Press and what you can do to help, contact Gillian Berchowitz, Director, at (740) 593-1159 or

To make a gift to Ohio University Press online using your credit or debit card, please visit and choose "Ohio University Press" from the designation drop-down menu.

To mail a gift, please make your check payable to The Ohio University Foundation. Please write "Ohio University Press" in the memo line of the check.

The Ohio University Foundation

PO Box 869

Athens, OH 45701-0869

If you prefer to make your gift over the phone, have questions about giving to Ohio University Press, or would like to discuss other giving opportunities, please contact

Jay Kahn
Senior Director of Development, Central Advancement
McGuffey Hall 208
T: 740.593.0732
F: 740.597.9044