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About Us

AcademicaPress is an independent scholarly press specializing in monographs, revised dissertations, primary sources, bibliographies, textbooks, and other books reflecting scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. Our imprint, Maunsel & Co., specializes in scholarly research in Irish studies.

Academica seeks to publish the very best research monographs and studies produced by the international academic community. We are particularly interested in reviewing works in social science, language and literature, and Irish studies.

We believe that a successful publication is based on a wide distribution of each work. Since advance research is carried out in university centers, the key instrument for the acquisition of scholarly books is the library. For this reason, we concentrate our marketing efforts in most cases on direct mail communication with librarians. Reviews also play an important part in librarians' as well as scholars' acquisition decisions, so we make available at least 35 review copies of each of our titles to scholarly journals around the world. We also work in conjunction with various distributors who specialize in scholarly publications, such as Blackwell and Baker & Taylor, as well as with distributors who focus on trade publications and have wider access to general bookstores.

We base our acceptance policy upon peer reviews of submitted works. After approval, however, Academica differs significantly from other publishers. Most academic presses are discouragingly slow to process an accepted work. There are many reasons for this, but the upshot is that scholars, particularly in the social sciences, frame their projects in terms of half-decades. We usually publish within nine to twelve months after acceptance. Our short runs lead to a high number of books published annually through our own facilities. Thus, quality and prompt production are re-introduced to scholarly publishing.

We invite our authors to participate actively in the publication of their work and work closely in cooperation with them at all stages of the publication process. Short-term printing, wide distribution, and author cooperation are central in developing an important list of scholarly monographs.