Manchester University Press and De Gruyter enter strategic partnership

De Gruyter is pleased to announce its global strategic partnership with Manchester University Press (MUP). De Gruyter will host and distribute the complete frontlist and backlist collections of over 2,000 titles from Manchester University Press. Academic libraries will be able to access the complete annual eBook collections exclusively through manchesterhive, the press’s eBook platform, and on

Founded in 1903, MUP’s is known globally for its scholarly publishing in many fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences including History and Literature, as well as Political Science, Economics, Ethnography and Archaeology, and Mass Media. MUP currently publishes over 200 books each year.

De Gruyter now distributes the complete lists of 5 of the most prestigious academic presses in the United Kingdom. Through, libraries around the world can obtain DRM-free, multi-user digital access to a comprehensive and complete collection of must-have UK-based scholarly content.

Manchester University Press will join 21 other university presses in De Gruyter’s University Press Library (UPL), an eBook distribution model that provides libraries with complete annual digital output from some of the world’s most renowned university presses, with DRM-free and multi-user access. After Edinburgh University Press and Bristol University Press, MUP will be the third university press from the United Kingdom to be added to the University Press Library. These university presses join existing De Gruyter partners Berghahn Books and Multilingual Matters/Chanel View Publications. 

With 270 years of experience, De Gruyter is a leading scholarly publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe and the world, internationally renowned for publishing the critical editions of great philosophers such as Kant, Marx, and Nietzsche, and serving an ever-growing academic community worldwide. Through its award-winning website, the publisher provides digital access to over 75.000 eBooks and 500 journals across 30 subject areas from its own publishing program, in addition to complete collections from over 30 prestigious partner presses.

“We are delighted to welcome Manchester University Press into the De Gruyter University Press Library. MUP adds richness and variety to our scholarly UK press partners and complements the highly regarded university presses included in the De Gruyter partner program,” said Michael Zeoli, Director, Publisher Partner Program, De Gruyter.

“MUP has benefitted from a sustained commitment and investment in its digital future, producing high-quality content and platforms to meet the growing international demand for our award-winning books. It is important for us to work with people and organisations that share our purpose and values, so we are excited to start this partnership with De Gruyter to further extend our reach into university libraries worldwide,” said Simon Ross, Chief Executive, Manchester University Press.