The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) is a membership organization representing 112 not-for-profit scholarly publishers in the United States and an additional 15 international scholarly publishers. These publishers are affiliated with research universities, scholarly societies, foundations, museums, and other research institutions. The mission of AAUP members is to serve an effective and creative system of scholarly communications and advance the knowledge of all peoples through their publications.
The AAUP assists our members’ fulfillment of this mission through services and advocacy. The freedom of intellectual exploration and exchange is central to the scholarly communications system supported by AAUP and our member presses. Amongst resources we provide to the academic community and the general public is the “Books for Understanding” guide to scholarship relevant to current events: http://www.booksforunderstanding.org