University Presses: An Australian Perspective

24 October 2016

University presses in Australia share much in common with other university presses in the world in their missions, modes of operation and history. Since the reduction of higher education funding in the 1970s, affecting universities, their presses and libraries, they have been forced to experiment with new business models and publishing strategies. Despite those pressures, the world of university presses in Australia remains diverse and vibrant, with a number of active players with different approaches who publish across academic, academic-trade and trade sectors of the market, in print and digital formats.