Company Information

Mission Statement

University of California Press, one of the most distinguished university presses in the United States, enriches lives around the world by advancing scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Its activities are supported by the UC Press Foundation and by philanthropic contributions from individuals and institutions.


UC Press is among the six largest university presses in the United States and, of these, is the only one located in the West and associated with a public university. UC Press:

  • Publishes approximately 200 new books and 40 multi-issue journals annually
  • Keeps in print approximately 4,000 titles
  • Provides all journals and 2,000 books online

We publish an international cast of authors working both within and outside the academy. About one-fourth are affiliated with the University of California.

Organization & Leadership

UC Press functions as a unit of the Office of the President, University of California.

Director: Alison Mudditt
Headquarters: Oakland, California
Business and distribution services:

  • California/Princeton Fulfillment Services, Ewing, New Jersey
  • European marketing and distribution services in cooperation with Columbia and Princeton University Presses

UC Press Board of Directors: Provides financial oversight and includes leaders from business, publishing, and executive offices of the University of California Office of the President.

Editorial Committee: Approves every manuscript for publication and includes eminent faculty members representing all University campuses.

UC Press Foundation Board of Trustees: Raises funds on behalf of UC Press and includes distinguished volunteers active in the cultural communities of Northern and Southern California.