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De Gruyter and Academic Studies Press Enter into a Partnership

Academic Studies Press (ASP) and De Gruyter have formed a commercial partnership to distribute ASP’s 360 frontlist and backlist e-books.

A Blog Post by Eric Merkel-Sobotta.

Academic Studies Press (ASP) publishes between 50 and 60 new English-language titles every year, primarily in the areas of Jewish Studies and Slavic Studies. ASP also publishes several journals, such as Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture (ESIC). Sixty of its book titles are Open Access books.

ASP is an independent scholarly publisher, based in Boston, Massachusetts. It was founded in 2007 and focuses on Jewish and Slavic studies, such as Lithuanian, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian Studies, but also publishes titles in religious studies and history.

According to Igor Nemirovsky, Director & Publisher, ASP is “looking forward to working with De Gruyter to increase access to the scholarship,” which it publishes. As Nemirovsky adds, this is especially relevant for markets outside of the United States. For ASP, this is an “initiative that confirms that smaller and medium-sized publishers can cooperate in the face of a rapidly changing publishing landscape,” as Nemirovsky  further highlights.

Likewise, Steve Fallon, VP, Americas and Strategic Partnerships, De Gruyter, indicates the appreciation of “partnering with a reputable publisher like ASP.” Fallon also looks forward to adding “the complementary collection in Jewish and Slavic Studies that will result” to the offerings of De Gruyter. As Fallon further comments, this partnership “cements the position of as a key source for premier humanities and social science content from top publishers and presses from all over the world.”

Written by by Eric Merkel-Sobotta

Edited by Pablo Markin

Featured Image Credits: House With Chimaeras, Kyiv, Ukraine, June 13, 2011 | © Courtesy of Jennifer Boyer/Flickr.

This post is based on a press release that originally appeared in, 23/8/2019,

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