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Cambridge University Press

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**History and Structure**:
– Established in 1534 by letters patent from Henry VIII.
– One of the oldest university presses globally.
– Notable authors published include John Milton and Stephen Hawking.
– Introduced stereotype printing in the early 1800s.
– Opened its first international branch in New York in 1949.
– Operates as a non-profit due to its affiliation with the University of Cambridge.
– Until August 2021, divided into three publishing groups: Academic Publishing, English Language Teaching, and Education.
– Focus shifted solely to academic and bible publishing post-August 2021.

**Publications and Developments**:
– Offers over 50,000 titles by authors from 100+ countries.
– Publishes academic journals, monographs, textbooks, and language teaching materials.
– Became part of Cambridge University Press & Assessment in 2021.
– Sold its printing operation to MPG Books Group in 2012.
– Released Cambridge Elements for scholarly publishing in 2019.
– Continues to expand its global sales presence and publishing hubs.

**Open Access and Digital Innovations**:
– Supports the transition to open access publishing.
– Provides Gold and Green Open Access options for authors.
– Collaborates with learned societies for Open Access initiatives.
– Launched Cambridge Core Share for open research access.
– Acquired CogBooks for adaptive learning technology.
– Migrated website onto Drupal in 2021.

**Controversies and Community Engagement**:
– Faced controversies related to tax exemptions, ‘Alms for Jihad,’ and content censorship.
– Engages in community projects globally and supports charitable initiatives.
– Conducts workshops for students and teachers, focusing on education and literacy.
– Donation of over 75,000 books in 2016.
– Balancing academic freedom with legal considerations.
– Active involvement in charitable and community-based activities.

**Sustainability and Recognition**:
– Monitors emissions and uses energy-saving equipment.
– High sustainability score by the World Wildlife Fund in 2019.
– Aims for sustainability and carbon neutrality by 2048.
– Signatory of UN Global Compact and SDG Publishers Compact.
– Focuses on environmental initiatives and open access journals related to SDGs.

Cambridge University Press is the university press of the University of Cambridge. Granted letters patent by King Henry VIII in 1534, it is the oldest university press in the world. It is also the King's Printer.

Cambridge University Press
Parent companyCambridge University Press & Assessment
StatusDepartment of the University of Cambridge
Founded1534; 490 years ago (1534)
FounderKing Henry VIII of England
Country of originKingdom of England (since 1534)
Headquarters locationCambridge, England
Key people
Nonfiction topicsHumanities; social sciences; science; medicine; engineering and technology; English language teaching and learning; education; Bibles
Fiction genres
  • Academic
  • Educational
ImprintsCambridge University Press
RevenueIncrease £1 billion (2022) (Reported for Cambridge University Press & Assessment)
No. of employees6,100 (2022)
Logo on the front cover of "The Victorian Age by William Ralph Inge" used by Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press is a department of the University of Cambridge and is both an academic and educational publisher. It became part of Cambridge University Press & Assessment, following a merger with Cambridge Assessment in 2021. With a global sales presence, publishing hubs, and offices in more than 40 countries, it publishes over 50,000 titles by authors from over 100 countries. Its publishing includes more than 420 academic journals, monographs, reference works, school and university textbooks, and English language teaching and learning publications. It also publishes Bibles, runs a bookshop in Cambridge, sells through Amazon, and has a conference venues business in Cambridge at the Pitt Building and the Sir Geoffrey Cass Sports and Social Centre.

Being part of the University of Cambridge gives Cambridge University Press a non-profit status.

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