Adam Mickiewicz University Press is (Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM) is one of the largest and most important university publishers in Poland. Its origins date back to 1920 when the Senate of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań established a special Publishing Commission to coordinate the publication of scientific works. Since 1962, the Publishing House has operated under its current name as a university-wide unit of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.
The mission of the Publishing House is to support the academic community, including both staff and students, in promoting Polish scientific achievements nationally and internationally, as well as creating a positive image of the University. Through high standards of publication ethics, scientific integrity, and editorial work, they ensure the highest quality of scientific and educational materials. This is evidenced by over 140 awards, distinctions, and nominations received by the Publishing House in prestigious competitions for publishers.
The main publishing profile includes scientific monographs (released over the years in 50 thematic series), textbooks, scripts, dictionaries, and 29 scientific journals (also in foreign languages). They publish only peer-reviewed content.
On average, the Publishing House releases about 200 titles annually. Their publications are presented at major book fairs in Poland (Krakow, Warsaw, Poznań) and international exhibitions of Polish books organized by the Book Institute (e.g., Frankfurter Buchmesse), as well as during scientific conferences organized by the faculties of Adam Mickiewicz University, industry meetings, and other scientific events.
Since 1997, they have organized the annual Poznań Days of Scientific Books, renamed Poznań Book Fair in 2019, with Grupa MTP as the organizer. The fair is accompanied by a rich program of events, including book promotions, panel discussions for various audience groups, regular industry meetings like the Publishers' Forum, and three competitions (organized by Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM) for publishers of scientific and popular science books. For children, artistic and educational workshops are also organized.
The University Press is one of the founding members of the Association of University Publishers, a member of the Polish Association of Book Publishers and the Polish Chamber of Books.
Our publications are available in academic bookshops across the country and in many online bookstores. We also sell by mail order through the online bookstore at www.press.amu.edu.pl, where our full range of publications is presented.
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