Our Academic publishing provides university-level research and teaching materials under the Cambridge University Press imprint. It publishes more than 400 peer-reviewed academic journals, thousands of books and hundreds of titles in our innovative Elements series. Academic is pivoting to increase customers’ access to resources and accelerating its digital capabilities to enhance their learning and research experience.
“We are not just a publisher, we’re a university press, and this materially impacts what we do and how we do it.”
Mandy Hill, Managing Director, Academic
All Cambridge University Press publishing is supported by a range of committees in our governance body – the Syndicate – whose role is to approve every single academic book and journal contract. This relationship means that all commissioning editors know that their work is being thoroughly checked and that academic rigour is instilled across all Cambridge University Press outputs.
We continue to publish and develop a growing programme of exceptional textbooks for higher education, including titles such as the second edition of Data-Driven Science and Engineering. Our programme is available in print and online through our own platform which has seen exceptional usage.
We believe in ensuring textbooks are affordable for most students and so this year we have confirmed significantly lower prices for our US textbooks than many commercial publishers.
We recognise that instructors increasingly want to benefit from the opportunities created by online learning tools and our acquisition of online learning technology company, CogBooks, allows us to combine the excellence of our content with CogBooks’ adaptive courseware technology. The integration
of the CogBooks platform into the organisation over the past year is enabling us to develop courseware solutions to help institutions deliver higher quality, flexible learning both in-person and remotely.
In addition to the learning products and services for those based within higher education institutes, we are also developing online learning courses for the independent learner. In the past year we successfully launched Cambridge Advance Online on behalf of the University of Cambridge. “This is a fantastic example of the University being able to capitalise on the full breadth of expertise from across the academic University as well as Cambridge University Press & Assessment,” says Mandy Hill, Managing Director, Academic.