Penn State University Press
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|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||University Park, Pennsylvania|
|Distribution||self-distributed (US and most of world)|
University of Toronto Press (Canada)
NBN International (Europe)
Footprint Books (Australia)
|Publication types||Books, Academic journals|
Penn State University Press, also called The Pennsylvania State University Press, was established in 1956 and is a non-profit publisher of scholarly books and journals. It is the independent publishing branch of the Pennsylvania State University and is a division of the Penn State University Library system. Penn State University Press publishes books and journals of interest to scholars and general audiences. As a part of a land-grant university with a mandate to serve the citizens of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, it also specializes in works about Penn State University, Pennsylvania, and the mid-Atlantic region. The areas of scholarship the Press is best known for are art history, medieval studies, Latin American studies, rhetoric and communication, religious studies, and Graphic Medicine. In 2016 the Press launched PSU Press Unlocked, an open access platform featuring over 70 books and journals. The Press acquired academic publisher Eisenbrauns, which specializes in ancient Near East and biblical studies, in November 2017. Eisenbrauns continues to publish as an imprint of the Press.
The Pennsylvania State University Press produces about 80 books a year and over 60 journals. The Press employs 25 – 30 people and has several internship programs for Penn State students interested in a publishing career.
Some of the Press's most notable titles include:
- The Hidden Life of Life: A Walk through the Reaches of Time by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
- The Noisy Renaissance: Sound, Architecture, and Florentine Urban Life by Niall Atkinson
- Graphic Medicine Manifesto by MK Czerwiec, Ian Williams, Susan Merrill Squier, Michael J. Green, Kimberly R. Myers, and Scott T. Smith
- Henry James and American Painting by Colm Tóibín, Marc Simpson and Declan Kiely
- Medieval Studies and the Ghost Stories of M. R. James by Patrick Murphy
- Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic by Bill Russell
- Ernest Hemingway: A New Life by James M. Hutchisson
- The English translation of The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti by Robert Thurman
The first book published by Penn State University Press was Penn State Yankee: The Autobiography of Fred Lewis Pattee, the autobiography of a noted Penn State faculty member who was the first professor of American Literature in the United States.
- "Ordering from PSU Press". Retrieved 2017-11-12.