New name and milestone for ANU Press

20 March 2014

Recognising the industry-wide shift to digital publishing, ANU E Press has changed its name to ANU Press, coinciding with its 10th anniversary and 500th publication.

Close to 10 years ago ANU recognised that traditional print publishing of academic texts was unsustainably expensive. ANU E Press was set up to pursue new modes of scholarly publishing and create an effective means of disseminating ANU scholarship that lacks a ready commercial market.

ANU Press publishes fully peer-reviewed research publications including books, journals, text books and conference papers. The first eText, The joy of Sanskrit by McComas Taylor and Grazia Scotellaro, was published in February this year, with a further four eTexts to be published in 2014.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young AO, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Monash University and an author under ANU Press Professor Adam Shoemaker and Professor James Fox, Chair of the University Publications Advisory Board, launched ANU Press earlier this month with a ceremonial cake cutting.

"As the ANU research community continues to grow and produce exciting new discoveries, ANU Press continues to grow to meet its needs," said Professor Young.

"Our incredible Press team produces beautiful, clear, well-designed books that provide the best avenue for researchers to share their work with as many readers as possible."

For a full list of titles published by the Press, or for information about becoming an ANU Press author, visit the ANU Press website.