Public Advocacy

Public advocacy is the third leg of AAUP's mission statement. In addition formulating policy positions that reflect, as comprehensively as possible, the various interests of member presses, the Association works to make sure the value of supporting nonprofit high-quality scholarly publishing is understood by policy-makers, members of the scholarly communications system, and the public.

AAUP makes the case for university presses; celebrates and promotes the work of member presses in scholarly, regional, literary, and innovative publishing; and works with national organizations to support the place of the humanities in education, research, and civic life.