Thanks to all of our readers who follow our blog for news about our books and authors! Today we wanted to take some time to introduce the publishers behind the books you read about here.

Located in Gainesville, Florida, our staff of 22 oversees all aspects of each book’s life cycle, from acquisitions to editorial, design, production, and marketing. Like other university presses, we are nonprofit and mission driven and characterized by our peer review publication process. Our divisions and imprints publish scholarly and general-interest books and journals. Most of the titles featured on our blog are published by our two main divisions, University Press of Florida and UF Press.


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University Press of Florida (UPF)

The scholarly publishing arm of the State University System of Florida, the University Press of Florida was founded in 1945. In its 75-year history, UPF has published more than 3,000 volumes. One of the largest university presses in the South, UPF has earned a prominent reputation for publishing distinguished works by important global and local voices. UPF is proud to serve the State University System of Florida, its universities, and the diverse communities of our state.

The UPF faculty advisory board, composed of faculty members from each of the 11 universities in the State University System, assesses and approves all books that have passed peer review and are slated for publication, ensuring that the peer review process is thorough.

UPF’s publishing strengths include the following subject areas:

  • African American Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Cooking and Foodways
  • Cultural Heritage Studies
  • Dance
  • Florida History and Culture
  • Gardening
  • History
  • Medieval and Modernist Literature

UPF includes the imprint Seaside Publishing, which offers general interest titles for the gift market.


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University of Florida Press (UF Press)

Building on the success of collaborations with the University of Florida, the University of Florida Press (UF Press) was established in 2015. The UF Press faculty advisory board, composed of faculty members from various departments at the University of Florida, approves all books that have passed peer review and are slated for publication.

UF Press publishes books in the following subject areas and series:

UF Press also includes three imprints:

  • Orange Grove Texts Plus o­ffers students free online access to and a­ffordably-priced print versions of select digital textbooks.
  • GATORBYTES relate the compelling stories behind the best research at the University of Florida.
  • Library Press @ UF is a collaboration between the University of Florida Press and the UF George A. Smathers Libraries. Its publications align with the mission and strategic directions of the Libraries.

The UF Press journals program publishes ten journals in various academic disciplines:


We hope you enjoy reading about the books we publish, as well as the work of our authors and staff, here on our blog. To browse the full catalog of our books, visit our website. You can also keep up with us by subscribing for email updates in subject areas that interest you, or by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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