What We Publish

UBC Press is committed to publishing innovative and transformative works of non-fiction for a wide range of audiences, including scholars and general readers. Our publishing program spans the social sciences and humanities in areas that include: history, law, Indigenous studies, political science, environmental studies, sociology, gender studies, aging studies, urban studies and planning, and Asian studies. UBC Press encourages proposals from Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour, as well as LGBTQ2S+ individuals. We are dedicated to presenting diverse voices in the books that we publish.

We do not publish works of fiction and poetry, festschriften, proceedings, or unrevised dissertations.

We encourage you to browse our catalogues to become familiar with the areas in which we actively publish within our four imprints.

  • UBC Press 
    peer-reviewed books in the social sciences and the humanities

  • On Point Press
    non-fiction books for general readers

  • Purich Books
    experience-informed works on Indigenous, social justice, and legal issues

  • On Campus
    guides for college and university students, staff, and faculty
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UBC Press is the Canadian agent for several international publishers. Visit our Publishers Represented page to learn more.