Testimonials

Testimonials

Read what our publishing partners are saying . . .


“We are proud to be associated with the outstanding Duke University Press mathematics publishing program and its flagship journal, the Duke Mathematical Journal.” – Steven Bradlow, Editor-in-Chief of the Illinois Journal of Mathematics


Strong, enduring partnerships
“It’s been a wonderful, collaborative process to work with Duke University Press and to really feel the support of having a team behind you.” – Jennifer Holberg, editor of Pedagogy


“If you want to have a publishing partner who is very patient with a complicated way of editing a journal, who is supportive of new ideas, and who is very responsive to various requests and suggestions, Duke would be a great choice.” – Chia-Ling Wu, former editor of East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal


Successfully navigating the ever-changing publishing environment
“As the publishing environment got more complex, with the proliferation of online material, it became evident that we needed help in managing our presence in the world. Our editorial staff could make decisions about what to publish, physically producing the journal, and manage our relations with submitters and readers. But as it became clear that other kinds of questions were increasingly important, it also became clear that joining with Duke University Press would address them and address them in a great way.” – Lee Zimmerman, editor of Twentieth-Century Literature


“After fifty years of running the journal as a shoestring operation with a skeleton crew of busy [Yale] faculty, students, and office staff, we decided it was time to let publishing professionals take over some of the work. In the summer of 2006 we asked a number of university presses to talk to us about what they could do for the Journal of Music Theory. It did not take us long to see that Duke University Press stands tall among its peers and that they most clearly share our commitment to editorial excellence, the highest production standards, and affordable subscription rates.” – Ian Quinn, former editor of the Journal of Music Theory


“I’m free to focus on content because I’m so confident that the rest of the process is going to work so well.” – Michael Hardt, former editor of SAQ: South Atlantic Quarterly


Championing fresh, important scholarship
“Given the newness and precariousness of our field, the vulnerabilities often attached to transgender lives, and the potential for transgender studies to stage an intervention in knowledge production that has real-world consequences, we also felt the need for the imprimatur of a prestigious university press.” – Paisley Currah and Susan Stryker, editors of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly in the introduction to volume 1, issue 1-2 


“I think the initial reasons Theater wanted this relationship with Duke University Press are still very true today. Duke University Press has a very amazing list of journals that are, like us I think, devoted to the public sphere and not just the academic or scholarly one; other journals that are trying to speak to a readership beyond academia on really important intellectual and cultural topics, and that is still true. Working with a press that is devoted to that principle for its journals is very important.” – Tom Sellar, editor of Theater


Award-winning journal design
“I’ve discovered that there are a lot of nice pluses, one of which is working with Sue Hall, the journals designer, who is a really important collaborator for us because so much of our creative journal is conveyed through the art. Sue has a great eye and great instinct for the photo that will really pull you into an article or to a feature, or how to position a cover in such a way in that it is an utterly alluring object to pick up.” – Tom Sellar, editor of Theater


“The care that every single page elicited from the design team was extraordinary.” – miriam cooke, coeditor of Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies


“I love, every three months, each issue, getting the drafts of the different covers, and getting choices between them. The covers are great. It gives a great boost to the journal that it’s so aesthetically pleasing. And it seems to be a pure pleasure aspect of the job—getting to discuss which covers I like best and choosing among the details of them.” – Michael Hardt, editor of SAQ: South Atlantic Quarterly


Global perspective, global reach
“With the Internet, we don’t feel that Duke is halfway across the world, and it’s very easy to work with the production and marketing parts of Duke through emails. I think Duke makes a lot of efforts to have a real connection, a face-to-face connection, with EASTS. The Journals Director, Rob Dilworth, and the Journals Marketing Manager, Jocelyn Dawson, sometimes attend our international editorial board meetings to meet our editors and answer our questions. I think this kind of face-to-face participation helps greatly to intensify our collaboration.” – Chia-Ling Wu, former editor of East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal


Enthusiasm and ambition
“If you have a press that is excited about the content—not just wanting to market it, but actually engaged with the content, it changes your attitude to what you’re doing. So you begin to think much more holistically. And I think that happened for us, that we suddenly realized that we had people who were going to push us to become ourselves.” – miriam cooke, coeditor of Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies


“I think what makes the press special is the dedication and creativity, the profound commitment and intellectual engagement of the people that work there. It’s really the quality of the people who work there and their commitment to a topflight project.” – Priscilla Wald, editor of American Literature


“Working with the people at Duke, I learned enthusiasm.” —Tetsuji Miwa, former Editor-in-Chief, Kyoto Journal of Mathematics
 


Get to know more about how we work with editorial offices to produce and sell beautifully designed, easy-to-read, and readily available journals. The video includes interviews with some of our editors, as well as interviews with Duke University Press staff.
 

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