As the publishing arm of Duke University in Durham, Duke University Press follows the University’s dual commitments to quality and access.
In terms of quality, the press hopes to “advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship.” In terms of access, the press seeks to promote a “spirit of tolerance” in an international community of scholars as well as nonspecialist readers.
Duke University Press is non-profit, which informs their mission in two distinct ways.
First, this means they put scholarship above commercial interests, refusing to sacrifice long-term goals for short-term profits.
Second, as a non-profit, Duke University Press has learned to adapt, innovate, and form strong global partnerships that enable the press to find, curate, enrich, and disseminate scholarship that is vital to readers working at the forefront of their fields in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. All of this, of course, is put forward through an efficient, businesslike approach that has sustained them for the past ninety-seven years, since their founding as Trinity College Press in 1921.
Duke University Press publishes more than 120 books a year, some fifty journals, and countless digital collections. New titles include Bright Signals: a History of Color Television by Susan Murray; Erotic Islands: Art and Activism in the Queer Carribean by Lyndon K. Gill; and Territories and Trajectories: Cultures in Circulation by Diana Sorensen.
Prospective authors with full manuscripts should follow the book proposal guidelines for Duke University Press.
If you have an article you think would be a good fit for a journal published by Duke University Press, it’s best to browse by journal on the website and then follow the journal’s specific submission guidelines.