Duke University Press Response to COVID-19

This page was last updated on August 5, 2020

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Staff availability

In order to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Duke University has restricted travel and staff are working from home. Although the Press remains open for business at the time of this writing, all of our travel to conferences has been canceled through the end of 2020.

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 offers libraries additional support:

  • In recognition of the financial challenges that many libraries now face as a result of COVID-19, we have decided to keep 2020 prices for the 2021 calendar year for our journals and electronic collection products (with the exception of our subject collections, where the pricing is based on the number of included titles).
  • As institutions transition to online instruction, we can provide 60 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 would like to share our reading lists, many of which offer free content (included is Navigating the Threat of Pandemic).
  • We would like to share a selection of relevant content from the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.
  • 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.

Spring 2020 Virtual Conferences

We are beginning to learn of Fall meetings which will be held virtually. We will update our conference page as we confirm our plans and announce new and award winning titles in the disciplines.

We’ll have 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.