About UC Press

Founded in 1893, University of California Press is one of the largest and most adventurous scholarly publishers in the nation. Among our university press peers, we are the only one associated with a multi-campus public university and the largest university press west of the Mississippi.

The nonprofit publishing arm of the University of California system, UC Press attracts manuscripts from the world's foremost scholars, writers, artists, and public intellectuals. About one-fourth of our authors are affiliated with the University of California. Each year we publish approximately 200 new books and 40 multi-issue journals in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and keep about 4,000 book titles in print.

UC Press revenues come primarily from sales of our books and journals, while University subsidy accounts for a small and shrinking percentage. Generous philanthropic gifts from individuals and organizations allow us to support the University's mandate of teaching, research, and public service for readers worldwide.