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Established in 1940, Vanderbilt University Press is the principal publishing arm of one of the nation's leading research universities. The Press's primary mission is to select, produce, market, and disseminate scholarly publications of outstanding quality and originality. In conjunction with the long-term development of its editorial program, the Press draws on and supports the intellectual activities of the University and its faculty. Although its main emphasis falls in the area of scholarly publishing, the Press also publishes books of substance and significance that are of interest to the general public, including regional books. In this regard, the Press also supports Vanderbilt's service and outreach to the larger local and national community.
Falling under the administrative aegis of Vanderbilt's Provost, the chief academic officer of the University, the Press is an integral part of its parent institution. The Vanderbilt imprint is controlled by an Editorial Committee composed of nine members of the University's faculty. Manuscripts must have been reviewed favorably by both the Press's director and at least two experts in the field before being submitted to the Editorial Committee for approval.
The editorial interests of Vanderbilt University Press include most areas of the humanities and social sciences, as well as health care and education. The Press seeks intellectually provocative and socially significant works in these areas, as well as works that are interdisciplinary or that blend scholarly and practical concerns. In addition, the Press maintains an active co-publishing program with Nashville-based Country Music Foundation Press. At present, Vanderbilt publishes around twenty-five new titles each year.
Vanderbilt publications are marketed aggressively through catalogs, direct mail, exhibits, reviews, advertising, and promotion to the book trade throughout this country and abroad. Warehousing and worldwide order fulfillment services are provided by the University of Oklahoma Press in Norman, Oklahoma.
- Director, Michael Ames
- Sales and Marketing Manager, Betsy Phillips
- Design and Production Manager, Dariel Mayer
- Business Manager/Rights and Permissions, Greta Thomas
- Marketing and New Media Associate, Jenna Phillips
- Acquisitions Editor, Eli Bortz
- Managing Editor, Joell Smith-Borne
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Nashville, TN 37235-1813
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Vanderbilt University Press is a proud member of the Association of American University Presses.