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Open Access Week 2021

Monday 25 October marks the start of Open Access Week 2021 and this year the theme is: “It matters how we open knowledge:  building structural equity”.

Head over to Open Access Australasia to peruse the program for this year. There will be a broad range of speakers and panellists featured, sure to inspire and lead to many thoughtful conversations and constructive ideas.

For too long, research was done on First Nations peoples, not with them. Universities can change this

For too long, research was done on First Nations peoples, not with them. Universities can change this
In Community-Led Research: Walking New Pathways Together, researchers from a range of disciplines consider how researchers and communities can work...

Academic book publishing: where to next?

As a scholarly publisher, Sydney University Press is committed not only to publishing new research-based books, but also to understanding the academic publishing ecosystem, how it is evolving, and what this means for our authors and readers.

SUP joins the Round Table

A logo showing the acronym GAAD in a circle with a symbol of a keyboard in the right hand side of the circle below the acronym.
As we celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day, established 10 years ago to stimulate ‘talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion’, we are delighted to announce that Sydney University Press has just joined the Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities.

Birds of paradise: aesthetic wonders that dance and move and stimulate ideas

Birds of paradise: aesthetic wonders that dance and move and stimulate ideas
By Alex Christodoulou It’s impossible to watch a mating dance by one of the forty-two species of birds of paradise and not marvel at what magnifice...

Revolutionary textbook saves students thousands

The cover of Australian Politics and Policy textbook showing the title and the outline of the roof of Parliament House superimposed on a brick wall.

By Alex Christodoulou

The publishing landscape is always changing. If it isn’t the eBook, it’s Amazon and the self-publishing boom. Once upon a time, the introduction of paperbacks made people sit up and take notice by putting books in people’s hands at a fraction of the previous cost.

But when you think of game-changers in the publishing industry, I’ll wager a textbook on Australian politics and policy doesn’t immediately spring to mind.

Happy World Hippo Day!

Happy World Hippo Day!
15 February is World Hippo Day. To celebrate, here are some of our favourite hippos, all featured in John Simons' wonderful book Obaysch: A Hippopotamus in Victorian London.  

2021 preview and holiday closure

2021 preview and holiday closure
We wish all our readers, authors and colleagues a restful break and a very happy new year. The SUP office will be closed from 23 December through 6...

We're back, and open for business!

The Sydney University Press website is now accepting orders for all our books. 

We're now spending a few days on campus each week, as the university prepares for semester 2.  

Processing of orders will be done twice a week, so there may be a few days' delay between receiving your order and it going out the door with Australia Post. We appreciate your patience!

 

Update on SUP website orders during the COVID-19 outbreak

Collage of SUP covers
The Sydney University Press team are currently working from home, but continuing to work on bringing you great books. If you're interested in buying any of our titles, please note that all of our books are available in Australian and New Zealand bookshops, courtesy of our distributor NewSouth Books and ADS. They have plenty of stock, and many bookshops will deliver!

SUP has signed the ABC’s Charter for Accessible Publishing

By Agata Mrva-Montoya

We are delighted to become a signatory of Accessible Books Consortium’s Charter for Accessible Publishing.

By signing the charter, we are committed to making our books fully accessible to all users.

From the launch of 'Christina Stead and the Matter of America'

Front cover image of Christina Stead and the Matter of AmericaThe following is a transcript of a talk given by Brigid Rooney at the launch of Christina Stead and the Matter of America by Fiona Morrison on 6 December 2019.

I’m thrilled to launch Fiona’s wonderful book Christina Stead and the Matter of America, published with Sydney University Press (what an apt occasion to celebrate yet another excellent Sydney Studies in Australian Literature title).