Why publish with NIAS Press?

Small is beautiful…

NIAS Press is not a giant publishing juggernaut, and our size means that we can offer our authors truly personalized treatment. We also have the nimbleness rarely found at larger presses which enables us to make and implement decisions quickly.


…when big friends help

While we manage our European home market ourselves, and our books are marketed in the rest of the world by local experts such as the University of Hawai‘i Press, ISEAS and Silkworm Books. Such relationships mean books from NIAS Press are available from local sources everywhere in the world.


Scholarly quality

All NIAS Press books undergo thorough peer review and receive our very thorough and acclaimed editorial treatment. As a university-based press, we can take on projects commercial publishers might shun, without compromising on the quality of the end product in terms of editorial input and production quality.


Maximizing your audience

We work closely with authors to identify those journals most appropriate to review our books. Many of our titles are submitted for academic awards and book prizes (often with happy results), and we display our books at a wide range of academic conferences.


Value for money

Unlike many other publishers, we often publish our books both in paperback and in hardback at reasonable prices. We also aim to keep every book in print indefinitely. And although this means we are generally unable to offer an author royalty, we do always give our authors a generous number of free copies and allow them to purchase NIAS Press books at a substantial discount.


If you would like to know more about how NIAS Press handles the practical tasks of publishing, have a look at our production process guide.

If you would like to propose a manuscript for publication, please read through our proposal guidelines first.


Press news

  • Aug. 9 2019
    Carol Ann Boshier's book 'Mapping Cultural Nationalism: The Scholars of the Burma Research Society,1910-1935' has been shortlisted for the EuroSEAS Humanities Book Prize 2019. Congratulations!

Latest catalogue

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