AAUP's Mission

The AAUP is an organization of nonprofit publishers whose members strive to advance scholarship through their offerings. The Association’s mission is to assist its members through professional education, cooperative services, and public advocacy. We educate by offering training programs and workshops, by holding specialized and general annual meetings, and by aggregating and distributing industry information. Our cooperative services expand our members’ reach and efficiency. We advocate by promoting the value of university presses both within and outside the university community and by acting as our members’ collective voice on matters of free speech, academic freedom, copyright, and other core issues.