Concordia University Press was launched on 27 October 2016. The Press is an arm’s-length organization of Concordia University. It supports Concordia's commitment to innovation and its desire to transform the individual and strengthen society. An Editorial Board of Concordia faculty is responsible for approving all titles published under the imprint of the Press. Its members also provide guidance and support for acquisitions and help set the Press’s editorial policy. A Board of Directors, composed of Concordia academic administrators and faculty, oversees the Press's operations. Concordia University Press was incorporated on 6 October 2016 and is an introductory member of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP).
The Press acknowledges the generous support of the Birks Family Foundation and Brian and Carolyn Neysmith.
Concordia University Press takes advantage of open access to make research available to a global readership. This is a time of transition in publishing. The Internet has profoundly changed the ways in which people find and engage with information, including the scholarly monograph. Publishers as well as libraries are providing more access to digital books and technology is allowing scholars to share their research in new ways.
Concordia University Press aims to diversify the publishing landscape by offering authors a credible, trusted option for the production, dissemination, and preservation of their works while holding to the highest standards of peer review and editorial rigour.
Concordia University Press's books will be published digitally and made available for free to any reader around the world. There is also the possibility of print editions for sale to individuals or libraries.
Other academic presses that have adopted an open access model in whole or in part include University of California Press, University of Michigan Press, Amherst College Press, Athabasca University Press, UCL Press, University of Ottawa Press, and University of Calgary Press, among others.
Why Concordia Created a Scholarly Press
Concordia believes in the book and in the democratization of scholarship. In many disciplines the monograph is the primary medium for the transmission and sharing of knowledge. Concordia University Press reaffirms the University’s mission to enrich the world through the dissemination of research.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean,
Faculty of Arts and Science
Professor of Management and Chair,
Department of Management
Professor of History
Professor of Art History
Geoffrey Robert Little
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