Publish Your Journal

There are several benefits to publishing your journal with the University of Illinois Press:

  • We are a professional publishing partner with expertise in print and electronic publication, allowing your journal's editor to focus less upon publication concerns and more upon obtaining high-quality scholarship for the journal.
  • Partnering with UIP can free up valuable staff time so that you can focus on carrying out your organizational goals of retaining and increasing subscriber/member numbers, increasing visibility, increasing revenue, or organizing events.
  • We provide you with accurate and transparent budgets and expenses, allowing you to focus on growing your organization and/or carrying out your mission.
  • Libraries feel secure subscribing to a journal that has the backing of a university press.
  • We can handle all of a your customer service and fulfillment needs and even manage your membership database or mailing list through our state-of-the-art subscription management software.
  • Subscribers/members can subscribe or renew via phone, mail, or the web using a variety of secure payment options.
  • Journals benefit from the exposure we provide through seasonal catalogs, conferences, the internet, marketing campaigns, and other efforts.
  • UIP journals are offered electronically through JSTOR's Current Scholarship Program, a format that librarians and scholars agree is, perhaps, the most favored platform currently available.
  • We work closely with JSTOR to raise awareness of your journal and market it toward more than 7,000 institutions worldwide.


Consider Publishing with UIP

The University of Illinois Press welcomes the opportunity to respond to your Request for Proposal (RFP). Low overhead allows us to provide highly competitive rates for publishing services.

  • When submitting an RFP for an existing publication, please provide the following information:
  • The mission of the journal.
  • Two copies of recent issues.
  • Current circulation information broken down by individuals, institutions, students, domestic and non-U.S.
  • A description of the current editorial arrangement, including copyediting, proofreading, budget and other resources for the editorial office.
  • A description for editor's rotation and process to find a future successor.
  • Description of past and recent marketing efforts and samples.
  • The timetable for the decision on the RFP.
  • Details of financial support the journal receives or will be available.
  • A list of other journals in the field of similar content.
  • Description of current electronic publishing arrangements.
  • Advertising rates, if applicable.
  • A statement about what you or the organization hopes to achieve with UIP.
  • A description of your future goals for the journal.

RFPs for the startup of a new publication should include:

  • The mission of the journal.
  • A list of other journals in the field of similar content and justification for what makes your publication different.
  • Background information on the editor and proposed editorial board.
  • Details of financial and institutional support.
  • Proposed marketing strategies.

For more information or to send an RFP please contact:
Clydette Wantland, Journals Manager
University of Illinois Press
1325 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-6496