Duke University Press

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Duke University Press
Logo of the Duke University Press.png
Parent companyDuke University
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationDurham, North Carolina
Distributionself-distributed (US)[1]
Combined Academic Publishers (UK)[2]
Publication typesBooks, Academic journals
Official websitewww.dukeupress.edu

Duke University Press is an academic publisher and university press affiliated with Duke University. It was founded in 1921[3] by William T. Laprade.

It publishes approximately 120 books annually and more than 50 academic journals, as well as five electronic collections.[4] The company publishes primarily in the humanities and social sciences but is also particularly well known for its mathematics journals.


The company was founded in 1921 as Trinity College Press with William T. Laprade as its first director. Following a restructuring and expansion, the name was changed to "Duke University Press" in 1926 with William K. Boyd taking over as director.[5]

Open access

Duke is one of thirteen publishers to participate in the Knowledge Unlatched pilot, a global library consortium approach to funding open access books.[6] Duke has provided four books for the Pilot Collection.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "Duke University Press". Duke University Press. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "Marston Book Services". Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  3. ^ "Introduction to Duke University Press".
  4. ^ "Duke University Press". Duke University Press. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "Inventory of the Duke University Press Reference Collection, 1922-ongoing". Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library [online catalog]. Duke University Library. Retrieved April 11, 2010.
  6. ^ "Good for publishers". knowledgeunlatched.org.
  7. ^ "Duke University Press at the 2014 IFLA World Library and Information Congress". Duke University Press Log.