Since 1957, it has been the mission of The Ohio State University Press to advance knowledge by disseminating scholarship in the humanities and the social sciences. The Press publishes the highest quality, peer-reviewed scholarly works through its books and journals program, promoting the work of academics throughout the world. As the publishing branch of The Ohio State University, a land-grant and state-supported institution, the Press is also dedicated to serving the university community and the citizens of Ohio through scholarly and popular works about the region’s unique history, diversity, culture, and environment.
We specialize in literary studies, including narrative theory, Victorian studies, medieval studies, and classics. We also acquire books in rhetoric and linguistics, offer foreign language pedagogical material, and publish the annual winners of our short fiction andpoetry prizes.
Among the most notable titles published by the Press are Language Files, an introductory linguistics textbook now in its 10th edition; The Centenary Edition of the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, the definitive 23-volume edition of the American master's writings; Dickens' Journalism, a 4-volume collection; The Death of Contract, a classic in legal studies;and Listen to Me Good, a moving autobiography of an Alabama midwife. The Press was the original publisher of the Helen Hooven Santmyer blockbuster “. . . And Ladies of the Club,”which is now out of print.