Did You Know? – AU Press

Did you know that Athabasca University has its own scholarly press? AU Press has recently published its Fall 2013 catalogue of offerings, but many students don’t know about the Press, its offerings, and its mission.

Like most university presses, AU Press publications are peer-reviewed; editors subject all submissions to heavy scrutiny and only publish ?scholarship of the highest quality.? Subject areas focus on geographical regions, including ?Canada, the North American West, and the Circumpolar North.? The Press seeks to publish ?innovative and experimental works? while ?[promoting] neglected forms such as diary, memoir, and oral history.?

One unique facet of AU Press is that it is all about open access to scholarly material, via digital delivery and Creative Commons licensing where possible; AU Press is committed ?to the dissemination of knowledge and research through open access digital journals and monographs, as well as through new electronic media.? This means that all AU Press publications?including books and scholarly journals?can be accessed, free of charge, via the Internet.

In addition to print-type publications like books and journals, AU Press publishes scholarly websites in line with its geographical focus and academic standards.

For further information, including current offerings, videos of book launches, author readings, and more, visit the AU Press site.