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Amsterdam University Press

Amsterdam University Press
Founded 1992
Founder University of Amsterdam
Headquarters location Herengracht 221, Amsterdam, Netherlands[1]
Key people Jan Peter Wissink (CEO)[2]
Fiction genres Non-fiction
Official website .nl.aupen

Amsterdam University Press (AUP) is a university press that was founded in 1992 by the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It is based on the Anglo-Saxon university press model and operates on a not-for-profit basis. AUP publishes scholarly and trade titles in both Dutch and English, predominantly in the humanities and social sciences and has a publishing list of over 1400 titles.[3] It also publishes multiple scholarly journals according to the open access publishing model.[4] From 2000 until 2013, the AUP published the journal Academische Boekengids (Academic Book Guide) with book reviews written by editors from multiple Dutch universities.[4][5]


  • Objectives 1
  • Areas of publishing 2
  • Imprints 3
  • Open access publishing in European networks 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


AUP makes use of the peer reviewing system: submissions are assessed by an editorial board of expert scholars from Dutch and Flemish universities. AUP explicitly supports open access, and combines in its publishing policy the use of repositories and print-on-demand provisions with traditional printing.

Areas of publishing

AUP's stocklist currently comprises different academic disciplines, including language and literature, archaeology, management studies, cultural studies, film and media, art and art history, music and theatre studies, as well as social sciences, ranging from migration and integration to Asian studies. In addition, AUP is active in educational publishing for high school and higher education, as well as popular science.


There are various imprints linked to AUP. Vossiuspers UvA publishes the works of the University of Amsterdam’s scholarse. Moreover, all inaugural lectures of UvA professors appear under this imprint. And in 2004, under the name Pallas Publications, AUP began a new service allowing authors, institutions, and organizations the opportunity to have their academic publications produced, distributed, and promoted.

Open access publishing in European networks

Since 2007, AUP has been active on a European level, as the coordinator of "Open Access Publishing in European Networks", backed by the European Commission.


  1. ^ Contact, Amsterdam University Press. Retrieved on 25 July 2014.
  2. ^ (Dutch) "Jan-Peter Wissink nieuwe directeur Amsterdam University Press", Het Parool, 2012. Retrieved on 25 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Overview of AUP with available links" (Online web page). Amsterdam University Press. Retrieved 2011-06-23. 
  4. ^ a b AUP Journals, Amsterdam University Press. Retrieved on 24 July 2014.
  5. ^ (Dutch) Over ABG, Academische Boekengids. Retrieved on 24 July 2014.

External links

  • Official website
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