As the scholarly publishing arm of the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh Press publishes approximately 50 books per year in several academic areas and in poetry and short fiction. Founded in 1936, the Press has focused its scholarly titles in selected academic areas: history, political science, Latin American studies, Russian and East European studies, composition and literacy studies, natural history, history and philosophy of science, and topics dealing with Western Pennsylvania. The Press actively solicits manuscripts from University of Pittsburgh faculty and from scholars at other institutions.
An average printing for a University Press book ranges from 750 to 2,000 copies, although some books are printed in quantities as high as 10,000 copies, and they are promoted nationally and internationally. They are sold to bookstores throughout the country by commissioned sales representatives. Numerous reviews and news articles about the Press and its books appear each year in publications ranging from the New York Times to the Slavic Review. The Press maintains files of these reviews, and the Director welcomes faculty members who wish to look through them. Members of the Press staff are also available to consult with faculty about potential publishers and to meet with faculty and graduate student groups to discuss submitting manuscripts for publication, preparing manuscripts for publication, the peer review process, or other aspects of scholarly publication.
For additional information, please visit the Website at http://upress.pitt.edu or telephone 412-383-2456.