Wits University Press is pleased to announce its membership of the American Association of University Presses (AAUP). The AAUP is an association of more than 130 international nonprofit publishers, which strives to advance scholarship to members.
The Association’s mission is to assist its members through professional education, cooperative services, and public advocacy. It educates by offering training programs and workshops, by holding specialized and general annual meetings, and by aggregating and distributing industry information. Its cooperative services expand members’ reach and efficiency. The Association promotes the value of university presses both within and outside the university community and acts as members’ collective voice on matters of free speech, academic freedom, copyright, and other core issues.
The fact that the AAUP is planning on extending its international membership base makes this an even more exciting development, as it promises opportunity for cooperation and exchange of ideas between university presses from around the world.
Apart from the American University in Cairo Press, Wits University Press is the only African member of the AAUP at this stage. We believe this membership to be a confirmation of our adherence to international best practice in terms of peer review and other scholarly publishing processes.
Find more info about the AAUP – http://www.aaupnet.org/