Edinburgh University Press and Boydell & Brewer are set to join University Publishing Online

Cambridge University Press announces the addition of over 450 scholarly titles to University Publishing Online, from two of the UK’s most prestigious academic presses.

Launched in October 2011 by Cambridge University Press, University Publishing Online provides access to thousands of titles from scholarly presses around the world, accessible through quick, powerful search and browse functionality. With the addition of Edinburgh University Press and Boydell & Brewer, University Publishing Online will offer access to around 16,000 titles from nine global presses.

One of the largest university presses in the UK, Edinburgh University Press will launch with around 185 titles. Edinburgh publishes around 130 books a year in the humanities and social sciences, with particular focus on classics and ancient history, Islamic and Middle Eastern studies, language and linguistics, law, philosophy and politics.

The Boydell & Brewer Group publish across the humanities and is scheduled to go live with over around 290 titles. With specialist lists in African, Hispanic and German studies, it has an established partnership with the University of Rochester Press.

Timothy Wright, Chief Executive of Edinburgh University Press, said: “The unprecedented speed of change in the electronic publishing environment presents both challenges and significant opportunities for publishers. We are delighted to be working with Cambridge University Press and specifically withUniversity Publishing Online. Cambridge have a great deal of experience of working with a global network of academic institutions, libraries and scholars. This presence will enable Edinburgh to continue to innovate in how we sell our books and journals using a single online platform whilst maintaining our individual profile and branding.”

Peter Clifford, Managing Director, Boydell & Brewer Ltd, said: “As an increasing number of scholars and researchers in the humanities turn to electronic resources, we are pleased to join University Publishing Online‘s roster of blue-chip publishing partners. There are, of course, many channels that librarians can use to acquire e-books, but few are backed by the long print publishing tradition and online innovation of Cambridge University Press. We are certain that this partnership will be advantageous for Boydell & Brewer’s authors and customers alike.”

Richard Fisher, Managing Director, Academic and Professional Publishing, Cambridge University Press: “The addition of two such esteemed presses as Edinburgh University Press and Boydell & Brewer really highlights the commitment of Cambridge and University Publishing Online to providing users with scholarly content of the highest quality.”

To view UPO, go to www.universitypublishingonline.org.