University of Hawai‘i Press supports the mission of the university through the publication of books and journals of exceptional merit. It strives to advance knowledge through the dissemination of scholarship—new information, interpretations, methods of analysis—with a primary focus on Asian, Pacific, Hawaiian, Asian American, and global studies. It also serves the public interest by providing high-quality books and resource materials of educational value on topics related to Hawai‘i’s people, culture, and natural environment. Through its publications, the Press seeks to stimulate public debate and educate both within and outside the classroom.
From modest beginnings in 1947, University of Hawai‘i Press has grown from a regional press to one of the most-respected publishers of Asian, Hawaiian, Pacific, and Asian American studies titles in the world.
Located in historic Mānoa valley on the island of O‘ahu, UH Press publishes approximately 50-55 new books and 40 new journal issues annually with subject areas ranging across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
In addition to keeping more than 3,000 titles in print, UH Press has a growing list of content available online. As of 2017, all UH Press journals may be read electronically through individual or institutional platforms. The Press has also made strides with new open-access content, e-books, and digital archives.
UH Press is a member of the Association of University Presses and the Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association. The Press has also partnered with museums and associations to bring new or out-of-print titles into circulation, and offers publishing services for authors and partnering organizations.