University of California Press, one of the most distinguished university presses in the United States, enriches lives around the world by advancing scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Its activities are supported by the UC Press Foundation and by philanthropic contributions from individuals and institutions.

Company details

2120 Berkeley Way , Berkley , California 94707 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Publishing company
Industry Type:
Publishing / Media / Marketing
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

University of California Press is one of the most forward-thinking scholarly publishers in the nation. For more than 100 years, it has championed work that influences public discourse and challenges the status quo in multiple fields of study. At a time of dramatic change for publishing and scholarship, we collaborate with scholars, librarians, authors, and students to stay ahead of today’s knowledge demands and shape the future of publishing.

The Press At A Glance
  • Nonprofit publishing arm of the University of California system
  • 25% of University of California Press authors are affiliated with the University of California
  • Publishes on average 175 new books and 30 multi-issue journals in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences
  • Maintains approximately 4,000 book titles in print
  • Publisher of Collabra and Luminos Open Access (OA) initiatives launching in 2015


To drive progressive change by seeking out and cultivating the brightest minds and giving them voice, reach, and impact.

How We Deliver
  • Identify the stories, trends, and research that fill knowledge gaps, and the right scholars and thought leaders to address them
  • Collaborate with partners to evolve innovative ways of sharing and delivering content
  • Explore new avenues to keep scholarly work accessible and relevant in an increasingly dynamic digital space
Organization & Leadership

UC Press functions as a unit of the Office of the President, University of California.

Director: Alison Mudditt
Headquarters: Oakland, California
Business and distribution services:

  • California/Princeton Fulfillment Services, Ewing, New Jersey
  • European marketing and distribution services in cooperation with Columbia and Princeton University Presses

UC Press Board of Directors: Provides financial oversight and includes leaders from business, publishing, and executive offices of the University of California Office of the President.

Editorial Committee: Approves every manuscript for publication and includes eminent faculty members representing all University campuses.

UC Press Foundation Board of Trustees: Raises funds on behalf of UC Press and includes distinguished volunteers active in the cultural communities of Northern and Southern California.