Northwestern University Press Launches First Open Access Site

Through a generous grant from a joint project between the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Northwestern University Press is launching Northwestern Open, a first-of-its-kind digital initiative at the Press that provides free access to 46 previously out-of-print titles.  Northwestern is proud to make available important and groundbreaking works in philosophy, literary criticism, and African studies. Access to the collection is free and open to scholars and the public through Northwestern University Libraries.

“Northwestern University Press has published thousands of original and critically acclaimed books that have advanced knowledge and scholarship in a wide range of fields,” said press director Jane Bunker. “It is a pleasure to make these long unavailable titles available again. Thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we are now able to place this scholarship in an open online environment where it is accessible to interested readers around the globe. It is a privilege to be able to fulfill our mission in this way.”

Northwestern University Press is dedicated to publishing works of enduring scholarly and cultural value, extending the university’s mission to a community of readers throughout the the scholarly and trade publishing arm of the university. The Press publishes important works in philosophy, the performing arts, fiction, poetry, critical ethnic studies, Slavic studies, literary criticism, literature in translation, and Chicago regional books. The Press’s award-winning imprint, TriQuarterly Books, is devoted primarily to contemporary American fiction and poetry.