About ANU Press

What We Do

ANU Press is Australia’s first open-access university press. Our authors publish peer-reviewed research on a broad range of topics including Asia and Pacific studies, Australian politics, humanities, arts, Indigenous studies and science. Launched in 2004, ANU Press prides itself on its innovation in the area of open-access scholarship. To date, ANU Press has published over 800 publications, all of which are freely available on this website.

Our Vision

To be a world-class publisher enabling the university’s goal of societal transformation.

Our Purpose

To produce publications that support the furthering of education and dissemination of knowledge.

Why choose ANU Press?

Year on year, ANU Press titles reach a growing audience of academics, students and researchers. In 2018, ANU Press titles surpassed 3 million downloads, a new record for the Press. Situated within The Australian National University, ANU Press collaborates with expert editorial boards to produce to high-quality publications in accessible timeframes. ANU Press welcomes submissions from all academics; authors are not required to be affiliated with The Australian National University to be published by ANU Press.

Our open-access publishing practices ensure our publications are available to a diverse global audience, which includes those who are otherwise unable to access quality academia due to a lack of resources.

ANU Press is recognised by the Department of Industry as a commercial publisher, enabling ANU Press authors to gain full recognition under the Higher Education Research Data Collection scheme.

Our imprints

ANU Press

ANU Press is our primary imprint where high-quality, peer-reviewed monographs and journals covering a range of disciplines are published. Each submission is passed through a rigorous evaluation process by the appropriate Editorial Board and must meet the minimum requirements of originality, enduring worth or value, substantial contribution to scholarship, fitness for purpose, structural soundness and clarity of style and expression. A number of series are also published under this imprint.

ANU Press Textbooks

Originally called ANU eText, this imprint is specifically dedicated to producing to high-quality, open-access textbooks to support world-class education. Since its inception, we have published a number of highly successful textbooks that are now assigned as key resources for students both within Australia and internationally.

The subject areas published by ANU Press Textbooks relate or contribute to the national role of The Australian National University; the imprint aims to build upon the publication strengths of ANU Press.

ANU eView

ANU eView was an imprint dedicated to producing exceptional works written by ANU students, primarily focused on publishing student-led journals. This imprint was discontinued in 2018 following the launch of the dedicated student journal publishing platform studentjournals.anu.edu.au.

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