Duke University Press Response to COVID-19

This page was last updated on March 24, 2020

This page contains the following content:

Staff availability
Support for libraries in response to COVID-19
Conferences where we will no longer have a physical presence
Connecting with our editors
Online sale in lieu of conference booths: 50% off


Staff availability

In order to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Duke University has restricted travel and suggested that most staff work from home for the next few weeks. Although the Press remains open for business at the time of this writing, all of our spring travel to conferences has been canceled.


Support for libraries in response to COVID-19

In response to the current challenges that universities face as a result of the spread of COVID-19, Duke University Press would like to offer libraries additional support:

  • We are extending grace access through the end of May for customers with not-yet-renewed existing 2019 electronic holdings. (This extension applies to content hosted on both read.dukeupress.edu and projecteuclid.org.)
  • As institutions transition to online instruction, we can provide 90 days of complimentary electronic access to our book and journal content to support your online courses. If you would like to enable access for your institution, contact orders@dukeupress.edu
  • We are partnering with EBSCO, ProQuest, and Gardners (including Browns Books for Students and Askews & Holts) to allow multi-user access through mid-June to all e-books purchased on their platforms. Read ProQuest’s statement.
  • We are opening archival content for around 20 of our journals hosted on Project MUSE. Around five years of back content (1999 to 2004) will be freely available through June 30, 2020, for select titles. We are opening all available content for East Asian Science, Technology and Society: an International Journal.
  • We would like to share our reading lists, many of which offer free content (included is Navigating the Threat of Pandemic).
  • We provide remote access options on both of our content platforms. If you would like to set this up, please contact our Customer Relations team at orders@dukeupress.edu.
  • Processing of payments by check may be delayed. If you are planning on sending a payment and have not yet done so, please consider sending a wire or paying by credit card. Contact orders@dukeupress.edu for more information.

Please be in touch about your library’s needs. You can reach the library relations team directly at libraryrelations@dukeupress.edu.
 

Conferences where we will no longer have a physical presence


We have not yet made any decisions about several other conferences taking place in May and June. We will update our conference page as we do.

We’ll be posting special posts on our blog about each of the above missed conferences. Please check back to see featured titles, links to online content from our authors, and recommendations from our editors.
 

Connecting with our editors

We recognize how important conferences are to our authors with new books, to potential authors who want to speak with our acquisitions editors, and to prospective journal editors, so we will be looking for other ways to engage with them. Prospective authors who were hoping to connect with our editors should feel free to reach out to them via email. See their areas of specialty on the Meet Our Editorial Team page. Once you’ve decided whom to contact, see our submissions guidelines on the How to Submit a Book Proposal page.
 

Online sale in lieu of conference booths: 50% off

We also know that many people really look forward to picking up new books at discounted prices at these conferences. In light of that, we are pleased to offer 50% off all in-stock books and journal issues plus free domestic U.S. shipping on orders over $100. Note that while journal subscriptions and society memberships are not eligible for the 50% discount, they do count toward the $100 minimum, so go ahead and renew now. See our sale FAQs. This special sale will run through May 1, 2020.
 

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