Who We Are

Our Mission

To advance and disseminate knowledge globally by publishing significant scholarly works and making them accessible.

Our Members

Founded in 1965, the University Press of Colorado is a nonprofit cooperative publishing enterprise supported, in part, by:

Our Imprints

These eleven institutional members manage the publication output of the following four imprints:

  • University Press of Colorado
  • Utah State University Press (2012)
  • University of Wyoming Press (2019)
  • University of Alaska Press (2021)

What We Do

A refereed scholarly publisher, the University Press of Colorado publishes forty to forty-five new titles each year, with the goal of facilitating communication among scholars and providing the peoples of the state and region with a fair assessment of their histories, cultures, and resources. The Press has extended the reach and reputation of our supporting institutions and has made scholarship of the highest level in many diverse fields widely available. Vital also to our mission is publication for a broader community, including students, who use our books in their studies, and general readers, who find in them enjoyment as well as enlightenment.

During the past decade, many of our books have received awards and recognition from various learned societies and other organizations for their scholarship and contribution to their respective fields.

As an active contributor to academe, we attend several academic conferences and exhibits each year. We are a member of the Association of University Presses, and our books are distributed domestically through the University of Chicago Press Distribution Center, through University of British Columbia Press in Canada, and through NBNi in the rest of the world. Our ebooks are distributed worldwide via many channels to individual readers and to the library market.

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