World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Wayne State University Press

Wayne State University Press
Parent company Wayne State University
Founded 1941
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Detroit, Michigan
Publication types books, journals
Imprints Painted Turtle and Great Lakes Books
Official website .edu.waynewsupress

Wayne State University Press (or WSU Press) is a university press that is part of Wayne State University. It publishes under its own name and also the imprints Painted Turtle and Great Lakes Books.

The Press has strong subject areas in Africana studies, Children’s studies, Fairy Tales and Folklore studies, Film and Television studies, Jewish Studies, and Speech and Language Pathology. Wayne State University Press also publishes six academic journals, including Marvels and Tales, and several trade publications, including American City: Detroit Architecture, 1845-2005 by author Robert Sharoff and A Woman at War: Marlene Dietrich Remembered edited by Marlene Dietrich's grandson, J. David Riva.

The Press is located in the Leonard N. Simons Building designed by famed architect Albert Kahn and is located on the Wayne State University’s main campus in the heart of Midtown Detroit; Cultural Center, one block south of Warren Ave. and two blocks south of the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Public Library.

The imprint of the Wayne State University Press is controlled by the University Press Editorial Board, a group of scholars nominated from throughout the university and appointed by the president to serve three-year terms. The board meets regularly throughout the academic year to consider proposals and manuscripts presented to it by the Press’s acquisitions department. The Press also has a fundraising group, the Board of Visitors, dedicated to raising funds for the Press to support the publication of specific titles.

Officially, the Press is an auxiliary unit of the university, and receives an annual subvention that partially covers the cost of its operation. For the most part, the Press relies on revenue generated through the sale of its publications to meet its operating expenses.

The Wayne State University Press was founded in 1941 when faculty members of then Wayne University volunteered to establish a publishing entity to “assist the University in the encouragement and dissemination of scholarly learning.” Officially called Wayne University Press, the initial effort was for years only a sporadic activity run by an English professor. It was not until 1954 that the Press developed into a full-fledged publisher destined to have a national and international role in the creation of scholarly books and journals.

External links

  • Wayne State University Press
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.