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Founded in 1901, University of Toronto Press (UTP) is Canada’s leading academic publisher and one of the largest university presses in North America. UTP has published over 6,500 books, with well over 3,500 of these still in print. Each year, UTP publishes approximately 200 new scholarly, course, reference, and general interest books. The press has published a long list of notable authors, including Northrop Frye, Robertson Davies, Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan, Yousuf Karsh, Carl Berger, Umberto Eco, Dorothy E. Smith, and Julia Kristeva. In addition, UTP has published landmark books in Canadian history, such as the Historical Atlas of Canada, the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, the Encyclopedia of Canada’s Peoples, and the History of the Book in Canada. With the publication of influential authors and outstanding research, as well as a continuing dedication to ground-breaking new scholarship, UTP has firmly established its reputation for excellence.

The Journals Division has been an important part of the press since its inception and has built a solid reputation for excellence in copyediting, typesetting, journal management, and support for our partner journal editors, editorial boards, and associations. The Journals Division is dedicated to innovation in publishing and the sustainability of scholarly journals. We work hand-in-hand with editors and associations to assist publications in achieving their goals in the most efficient and cost effective manner, resulting in major strides forward in areas such as online peer review systems and online advance publishing.

In 2008, University of Toronto Press acquired the publishing lists in anthropology, history, politics, and sociology from Broadview Press. At the same time some Broadview editorial, sales and marketing, and management staff moved to UTP to create the dynamic new Higher Education Division. The division has since grown significantly but in its focus on publishing course books in the humanities and social sciences it continues to complement the Scholarly Publishing Division.

In partnership with the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto Press launched Rotman-UTP Publishing in 2008. This imprint is an outlet for disseminating the latest in business thinking with implications for practice. Books from Rotman-UTP Publishing target a broad audience of businesspeople, opinion makers, and general readers with an interest in business, management, and economic issues.

In recent years, UTP has pursued its commitment to the dissemination of scholarship through bold new e-publishing initiatives. P-Shift, developed by UTP specifically for scholarly publishing, represents an innovative e-publishing solution, and includes an XML-based editorial workflow and production system, the capacity to create digital editions in a variety of formats, digital distribution, and digital asset management. UTP is intent on remaining a progressive presence in the dissemination of academic research, whether in print or digital format – or other media not yet in use.