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Our story

Universitas Press is a Montreal-based independent academic press, peer-reviewed, founded in 2014. Committed to publishing relevant work of academics and independent researchers in the field of humanities and social sciences, as well as to publishing books for the classroom, UP is dedicated to bringing students, instructors and researchers the best editorial and academic output.  With books addressing well-identified readers, the press’s main aim is to publish books that make sense of the world. In all disciplines, thematic volumes and monographs aim at introducing new concepts and trends that challenge pre-conceived and outdated narratives. In the literary field, editions of classics, either student editions, scholarly or critical editions, and anthologies cater to today’s students by presenting material in an engaging, politically correct and culturally sensitive way.







Affiliations

Universitas is a member of the Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec (Association des éditeurs de langue anglaise du Québec) and participates in many of AELAQ's events. For more information about the association, visit the AELQ website at aelaq.org UP participates in exhibits and is often found at the MLA convention as well as the regional NeMLA, SAMLA and MMLA convetions. Our books can be found at specific academic conventions through The Scholar's Choice. Check out their booth and you will most likely find some of our titles.  







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We promise you the best reader experience







Our books are made for the college classroom. They have beautiful covers and layout, to entice students to read. The margins are slightly bigger, so students can take discreet notes. The paper, the fonts, the spacing between the lines create a flowing rhythm and encourage reading.

  • Strong editorial matter: introductions and annotations that are reflective of current scholarship as well as editorial practices;
  • Useful apparatus in our In the classroom series that guide instructors and students through the most important aspects of the period, author’s life, publications;
  • Monographs and collections of essays that engage with issues upfront and that offer ways to understand the world, be it the past or the present.









About Us

Universitas Press in an independent academic press that publishes Books that make sense of the world. UP is an indepedent publisher, peer-reviewed, and employee-owned,  established in 2014 in Montreal, Canada.  


eBooks

The majority of our titles are available as eBooks through Google Play,  as PDFs via UBC Press, or through campus bookstore platforms. For personal use, we  recommend Google Play, which allows one to sample the content and format of any of our eBooks using the Google Play app. Our titles on Google Play include  both the original page layout (equivalent to a PDF) and flowing text layout (equivalent to an EPUB).













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