Data Collection and Analysis

The Association regularly collects data about the operations of our members, and also conducts occasional topical surveys. Members may also wish to refer to Publishing Research, for links to additional studies and reports relevant to our community.

AAUP Press Data Programs

AAUP Operating Statistics
The annual AAUP Operating Statistics report provides a thorough compilation, analysis, and comparison of university press operating data for the previous four years. Members Only.

Quarterly Sales and Returns
Conducted since FY03-04, the quarterly sales survey keeps a finger on the pulse of publishing in our community. Members Only.

Press Reporting Structures
A biennial survey that keeps track of where AAUP member presses report within their home institution. Members Only.

Compensation Survey
Survey data is only made available to participating press directors. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to learn more. Participants Only.

AAUP Topical Surveys

Digital Book Publishing in the AAUP Community
A regular survey that looks at the extent to which certain digital publishing strategies are being adopted by AAUP members, and canvasses the community's views on various digital publishing issues and concerns. Public.

Journals Publishing Survey
Conducted by the AAUP Scholarly Journals Committee to collect information on members' journal operations and professional development needs. Members Only. 

Library-Press Collaboration Survey
Summary survey data from 42 ARL libraries and 41 AAUP presses, plus extensive interviews with library and press directors on developing and sustaining collaborative scholarly communications projects on campus. Public.

Marketing to Academic Libraries
The 2008 AAUP Marketing Committee surveyed academic librarians' responses to publishers' marketing
efforts. Public.