With a focus on publishing in social justice and community engagement, the University of Cincinnati Press cultivates and disseminates peer reviewed accessible, transdisciplinary scholarly and regional works of the highest quality for the enhancement of the global community.

The University of Cincinnati Press is a pioneer within university press publishing, creating a unique business model fully integrated within the Libraries' infrastructure. We are excited to maximize economies of scale within the university and focus 100% of our resources on publishing functions for our authors and readers.


The University of Cincinnati Press is committed to publishing rigorous, peer reviewed, leading scholarship accessibly to stimulate dialog between the academy, public intellectuals and lay practitioners.   The Press endeavors to erase disciplinary boundaries in order to cast fresh light on common problems in our global community. Building on the university’s long-standing tradition of social responsibility to the citizens of Cincinnati, state of Ohio, and the world, the press publishes books on topics which expose and resolve disparities at every level of society and have local, national and global impact.  Founded in 2017, the press uses a new, integrated operations and financial model which is fully integrated with the university library.  Through the press’s publishing services division, it strives to collaborate and support university and faculty publishing efforts.


The press explores new modes of scholarly publishing which shrink the distance between author and reader and expand the traditional published book dynamically using data visualization and robust media rich content to cast a new interactive lens on the written word in a stable environment.  The Press seeks to establish a highly sustainable mission based university press business model through unique utilization of library and university staff to reduce cost.  By incorporating University Press publishing with library publishing services and scholarly communications, The Press forms a publishing continuum which is strategically agile, innovatively responsive and financially diverse.


The Press publishes transdisciplinary scholarly monographs and theory-to-practice books about social justice issues.  The Press publishes short and long form scholarly books and journals which move beyond discipline-specific approaches to create new perspectives across humanities, social sciences and STEM in traditional and open access. Our focus includes community and collective engagement advocacy movement efforts, and the underserved and underrepresented individuals, dealing with disparities in accessibility, equity and privilege throughout the worldwide.  Our library publishing program and scholarly communication center services all academic departments and subjects.

What’s different about the University of Cincinnati Press?

Theory to practice.  Connects scholars to practitioners working in press areas of publication.

Press-Library Staff Integration.  Creates a new, more sustainable, complimentary business model and helps to reduce press overhead.

New Modes Of Scholarship.  Collaborative partnerships with UC units and centers such as the Digital Scholarship Center and UC Scholar provide opportunities for our authors to push the traditional boundaries of publishing and consider new, stable methods of sharing and expanding  primary research with readers and scholars.

Transdisciplinary Publications.  Encourages intersectionality across disciplines to create new perspectives on common issues.


Liz Scarpelli

Elizabeth Scarpelli, Press & Publishing Services Director
Office: (513) 556-1494; Cell: (513) 649-7638
Location: RIEVESCHL Building 500C
(Bio/Chem building, behind the circulation desk)

Mark Konecny, Scholarly Communications Library Publishing Coordinator
Office: (513) 556-2511
Location: LANGSAM Library 440

Michael Duckworth, Acquisitions Editor
Cell:  (206) 495-2501
Location: RIEVESCHL Building 500C

Kathi Miniard, Executive Staff Assistant
Office: (513) 556-1397
Location: LANGSAM Library 640

Sarah Muncy, UC Press Intern
Office: (513) 556-6276
Location: RIEVESCHL Building 500C

Manuscript Submission Guidelines:

Please consult our submission guidelines prior to submitting proposals (click here).  
All submissions should be sent to ucincinnatipress@uc.edu
Hard copies should be sent to:
                      University of Cincinnati Langsam Library
                      Attn: UC Press, ML-0033
                      2911 Woodside Drive
                      Cincinnati, OH 45221

Hard copies will not be returned.

OAMPI Application 2017-2018 Extended Deadline

The University of Cincinnati is participating in a new initiative, the Open Access Monograph Publishing Initiative, of the Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) that is designed to advance the wide dissemination of scholarship by humanities and social sciences faculty by promoting and publishing free, open access, digital editions of peer-reviewed, professional monographs. The Office of the Provost will award three grants of up to $15,000 each year for the next five years to support the publication of original long-form monographs by participating publishers. The internal review committee is now accepting proposals.  Click here for application information.

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