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 Adams State University, Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, University of Colorado, University of Northern Colorado, University of Wyoming, Utah State University, and Western Colorado University.

In 2012, University Press of Colorado merged with Utah State University Press, which was established in 1972. (For more on this merger, you can see a press release here.) USU Press titles are managed as an active imprint of University Press of Colorado, and we maintain offices in both Louisville, Colorado, and Logan, Utah.

What We Do

A refereed scholarly publisher, the University Press of Colorado, including the Utah State University Press imprint, 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 University Press of Colorado and Utah State University Press 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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Our Commitment to Diversity

The University Press of Colorado | Utah State University Press is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion. Knowledge advances through productive differences in thinking. Therefore, we encourage diverse viewpoints in our workplace, on our governing body, within the body of scholarship we publish, among the authors who produce that scholarship, and in all of our collaborations and partnerships.

As a member of the Association of University Presses, we fully support the Joint Statement of Principles developed by the Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Publishing and the Statement on Equity & Anti-Racism ratified by the Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Committee and the AUPresses Board of Directors.


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