University of California Press is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with the National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES) to publish their Ethnic Studies Review (ESR) journal, beginning in 2018.

ESR is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal devoted to the study of ethnicity, ethnic groups and their cultures, and inter-group relations. Having begun publication in January 1978, it is arguably one of the oldest journals devoted to Ethnic Studies.

UC Press Journals Publisher David Famiano will be working closely with ESR Editor Ron Scapp and NAES staff to transition the journal to UC Press, including moving ESR to a digital format, as well as growing and expanding the journal from a biannual to a quarterly journal over the coming years. The first UC Press issue of ESR is expected to publish in late Fall as a double issue.

UC Press is thrilled to begin a collaboration with NAES on Ethnic Studies Review. This collaboration is a perfect fit for our organization, which seeks to drive progressive change. We look forward to working with the wonderful people at NAES to further develop and amplify the journal’s unique and necessary voice in this vital disciplinary field,” said Famiano.

 “After four decades of self-publishing Ethnic Studies Review, NAES is both excited and proud to collaborate with UC Press. UC Press has proven to be a premiere publisher and ESR continues to be a committed venue for first-rate scholarship, debate, and discussion, focused on promoting ethnic studies and social justice,” said Scapp.

About the National Association for Ethnic Studies:

The oldest ethnic studies association in the United States, the National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES) was founded in 1972. A non-profit organization, NAES provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholars and activists concerned with the national and international dimensions of race and ethnicity. To learn more information about NAES, please visit