Syracuse University Press

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Syracuse University Press
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Parent company Syracuse University
Founded 1943
Founder Chancellor William P. Tolley and benefactor Thomas J. Watson
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location 621 Skytop Rd #120, Syracuse, New York 13244-5290
Distribution Longleaf Services (US) [1]
Eurospan Group (EMEA)
Scholarly Book Services (Canada) [2]
Publication types Books
Official website www.syracuseuniversitypress.syr.edu

Syracuse University Press, founded in 1943, is a university press that is part of Syracuse University. The areas of focus for the Press include Middle East studies, Native American studies, peace and conflict resolution, Irish studies and Jewish studies, New York State,[ clarification needed ] television and popular culture, sports and entertainment. [3] SU Press received Humanities Open Book Program award in March 2017. [4] The Press has an international reputation in Irish studies and Middle East studies. [5] It is a member of the Association of American University Presses. [6]

University press publisher associated with a university

A university press is an academic publishing house specializing in academic monographs and scholarly journals. Most are nonprofit and an integral component of a large research university. They publish work that has been reviewed by scholars in the field. They produce mainly scholarly works, but also often have "popular" titles, such as books on religion or on regional topics. Because scholarly books are mostly unprofitable, university presses may also publish textbooks and reference works, which tend to have larger audiences and sell more copies. Most university presses operate at a loss and are subsidized by their owners; others are required to break even. Demand has fallen as library budgets are cut and the online sales of used books undercut the new book market. Many presses are experimenting with electronic publishing.

Syracuse University University located in Syracuse, New York, United States

Syracuse University is a private research university in Syracuse, New York, United States. The institution's roots can be traced to the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, founded in 1831 by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Lima, New York. After several years of debate over relocating the college to Syracuse, the university was established in 1870, independent of the college. Since 1920, the university has identified itself as nonsectarian, although it maintains a relationship with The United Methodist Church.

Middle Eastern studies academic discipline

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