Manchester University Press and De Gruyter enter partnership

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De Gruyter has announced a global strategic partnership with Manchester University Press (MUP). De Gruyter will host and distribute the complete frontlist and backlist collections of more than 2,000 titles from Manchester University Press. Academic libraries will be able to access the complete annual eBook collections exclusively through manchesterhive, the press’s eBook platform, and on

De Gruyter says it now distributes the complete lists of five of the most prestigious academic presses in the United Kingdom. Through, libraries around the world can obtain DRM-free, multi-user digital access to a comprehensive and complete collection of UK-based scholarly content.

Manchester University Press joins 21 other university presses in De Gruyter’s University Press Library (UPL), an eBook distribution model that provides libraries with complete annual digital output from some of the world’s most renowned university presses, with DRM-free and multi-user access. After Edinburgh University Press and Bristol University Press, MUP will be the third university press from the United Kingdom to be added to the University Press Library. These university presses join existing De Gruyter partners Berghahn Books and Multilingual Matters/Chanel View Publications.

Through its website, the publisher provides digital access to more than 75,000 eBooks and 500 journals across 30 subject areas from its own publishing program, in addition to complete collections from more than 30 prestigious partner presses.

“We are delighted to welcome Manchester University Press into the De Gruyter University Press Library. MUP adds richness and variety to our scholarly UK press partners and complements the highly regarded university presses included in the De Gruyter partner program,” said Michael Zeoli, Director, Publisher Partner Program, De Gruyter.

“MUP has benefitted from a sustained commitment and investment in its digital future, producing high-quality content and platforms to meet the growing international demand for our award-winning books. It is important for us to work with people and organisations that share our purpose and values, so we are excited to start this partnership with De Gruyter to further extend our reach into university libraries worldwide,” added Simon Ross, Chief Executive, Manchester University Press.

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17 June 2024