1. About

    Cornell University Press fosters a culture of broad and sustained inquiry through the publication of scholarship that is engaged, influential, and of lasting significance.

    Established in 1869 as the first American university press, shortly after the founding of Cornell, the press embodies and advances the university’s core values by disseminating fundamental and practical knowledge, while commanding its own distinct editorial profile. The press, as part of a land-grant institution, is also dedicated to transforming research into publications that reach and benefit the wider public.

    Works published under its imprints reflect a commitment to excellence through rigorous evaluation, skillful editing, thoughtful design, strategic marketing, and global outreach.

    Cornell University Press publishes nonfiction, with particular strengths in anthropology, Asian studies, classics, geography, higher education, history (US, European, Asian, and military), literary and cultural studies, medieval studies, New York City and State, politics and international relations, Russian and Eurasian studies, sociology, and urban studies.

    Under the press’s ILR Press imprint, we publish books in labor relations, class and workplace issues, and health care policy. Books in the life sciences, environmental studies, and natural history are published under our Comstock Publishing Associates imprint. Under our Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) Publications imprint, we publish books on Southeast Asian history, culture, and society, as well as the journal Indonesia. And under the Cornell East Asia Series (CEAS) imprint, we publish on subjects concerning cultures of China, Japan, and the Korean peninsula, covering topics in history, culture and society, and translations of literary works. Three Hills publishes books of general interest about politics, history, current events, pop culture, sports, and the environment in New York City and State. Northern Illinois University Press is an imprint of CUP that focuses on Russian and Eurasian studies, Asian studies, and books of general interest about Chicago and Illinois.

    Since early 1993, the acquisitions, editorial, production, and marketing departments of the Press have been located in Sage House, where the staff keeps company with the house’s carved bats and stained-glass birds. Sage House was built in the 1880s by Henry Williams Sage, then chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees, and was designed by William Henry Miller, the architect later responsible for many important buildings on the Cornell campus. Contractor and chief mason were master craftsmen who had come to Ithaca from England, bringing old-world skills to the construction of the early campus.

    To learn more about Cornell University Press read our history of the Press published to celebrate our 150th anniversary in 2019.

  2. For Authors

    Prospective Authors

    For information on submitting proposals for publication consideration, click here.

    Authors under Contract

    The following documents will guide you in preparing your manuscript for submission.

    Author Guidelines
    The Author Guidelines provide detailed information on formatting and submitting your manuscript.

    Citation Style Guide

    The Citation Guidelines offer a concise overview of Cornell-preferred citation styles.

    Overview of the Publishing Process
    A brief explanation of how the Press prepares your manuscript for publication and your responsibilities during that time.

    Please fill out these forms and submit them with your final manuscript.

    Manuscript Information Form and Checklist

    Special Characters Checklist
    This checklist is used to identify nonstandard characters in your manuscript that may require hard coding in the composition process, including carons/haceks, hamzas, and characters with dots under or over them.

    Permissions Documents

    These documents supplement the permissions information in the Author Guidelines.
    Permissions Questionnaire
    Sample permission letters
    Permissions Log
    Permission to Reprint Guidelines

    Marketing Guide

    Learn more about what the CUP marketing team will do for your book.

  3. For Booksellers

    Orders

    Cornell University Press
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    116 S. Boundary Street
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    Phone 800-848-6224 or 919-966-7449
    Fax 800-272-6817 or 919-962-2704

    Email Customer Service
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    PUBNET: Longleaf’s SAN is 2033151. Please confirm your account information with us (800-848-6224) before submitting your first PUBNET order.

    For businesses seeking an open line of credit, please download a credit application (PDF). It should be completed and faxed with a copy of your resellers certificate and first order to the attention of Credit Manager, Terry Miles, at 1-800-272-6817.

    Discount schedules may be obtained from your sales representative or from the Marketing and Sales Director.

    Returns

    Permission to return overstock from returnable accounts is not required. Books must be returned within 18 months of the invoice date and currently in print as listed on the publisher’s website. Books must be clean, saleable copies without any signs of damage. Full credit allowed if customer supplies original invoice number, otherwise maximum discount applies.

    Please send books prepaid and carefully packaged to our warehouse at:

    Longleaf Services
    c/o Ingram Publisher Services
    1250 Ingram Drive
    Chambersburg PA 17202

    Longleaf Services will not accept liability for lost/damaged returns in transit. Return claims must be submitted within 30 days of shipment in writing to Longleaf Services, Inc., 116 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3808, or via email to credit@longleafservices.org. Claims must include a proof of delivery, and a packing list with weights.

    Returns may be combined for Cornell University Press, Louisiana State University Press, Rutgers University Press, Syracuse University Press, University of Georgia Press, University of Nebraska Press, University of North Carolina Press, University of West Indies Press, and University of Calgary Press (U.S. sales only).

    For businesses seeking an open line of credit, please download a credit application (PDF). It should be completed and faxed with a copy of your resellers certificate and first order to the attention of Credit Manager, Terry Miles, at 1-800-272-6817.

    Sales Representation

    United States

    Columbia University Press Sales Consortium

    Catherine Hobbs
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    (773) 336 1116

    Canada

    Codasat Canada
    (604) 228 9952

    Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea

    Footprint Books PTY Ltd
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    Footprint website

    United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East

    Combined Academic Publishers (CAP)

    +44 (0)1423 526350
    enquiries@combinedacademic.co.uk
    tradeorders@combinedacademic.co.uk
    CAP website

    Central and South America

    US Pubrep, Inc.
    Craig Falk
    (301) 838 9276
    US Pubrep website

  4. For Educators

     

    Exam and Desk Copies

    To request an exam or desk copy of a currently in-print book in print format:

    In the US, Central America, and South America, email cupressinfo@cornell.edu

    In Canada, email academic@codasat.com

    In the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, email enquiries@combinedacademic.co.uk

    In Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji, email info@footprint.com.au

    To request an exam or desk copy of a currently in-print book in digital format email cupressinfo@cornell.edu

    Conferences and Exhibits

    We regularly exhibit our books at the following scholarly conferences and exhibits. Check our calendar for a complete listing of author events and CUP exhibits.

  5. For Media

     

    Publicity

    If you wish to receive a specific book for media purposes, please contact our publicity manager via email. If you wish to be added to our mailing list to receive our seasonal catalog and please email us. In both instances, please provide the appropriate credentials.

    For any other publicity or media matters, please email our Publicity Manager.

  6. Rights and Permissions

     

    For all rights and permissions requests, you must provide us with full source information: title of our book, author/editor name(s), and details of the material you wish to use. Without source information, we cannot process your request.

    For subsidiary rights, including: translations; English reprints; audiobook; book club rights; and film/dramatic rights email Tonya Cook, Subsidiary Rights Manager.

    For permissions issues email Stephanie Munson, Permissions Coordinator.

     

    Cornell University Press has agreements with several agencies for exclusive representation of its books. For rights in these languages, please contact the agency directly:

    Italian language rights
    Alexander von Prellwitz
    EULAMA
    Italy

    French language rights
    Vanessa Kling
    La Nouvelle Agence
    France

    Spanish and Portuguese language rights
    Beatriz Coll
    R.D.C. Agencia Literaria
    Spain

    German language rights
    Franka Zastrow
    Thomas Schlück GmbH
    Germany

    Polish, Albanian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Montenegrin, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, and Slovenian language rights
    Lukasz Wróbel
    Graal Ltd. Literary Agency
    Poland

    English language reprint rights in India
    Surit Mitra
    Maya Publishers
    India

     

     

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