University of Alaska Press

The University of Alaska Press is a nonprofit scholarly publisher and distributor of works concerning Alaska, the northern Pacific Rim, and the circumpolar regions. It is associated with the University of Alaska. The press was formally founded in 1989 but had existed somewhat informally (and intermittently) for several years prior to this date. The press is situated at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.

University of Alaska Press
Parent companyUniversity of Alaska
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationCollege, Alaska
DistributionChicago Distribution Center[1]
Publication typesBooks

The press has an independent editorial board of writers, scientists, historians, and other experts who are responsible for manuscript solicitation, review, and selection. An executive editor and small staff also solicit manuscripts, and additional reviewers determine suitability and weakness in manuscripts. As of 2005, the UA Press has published more than 110 titles. It produces four series:

  • Classic Reprint
  • Monograph
  • Lanternlight
  • Oral Biography

The UA Press covers various subjects, including:

  • Anthropology
  • Arctic Exploration
  • Biographies and Memoirs
  • General Interest
  • Gold rush history
  • Health and Education
  • History and Politics
  • Native Peoples
  • Natural History
  • Russian America

Notable authors include:


  1. ^ "Publishers served by the Chicago Distribution Center". University of Chicago Press. Retrieved September 12, 2017.

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