The AEUP would mean nothing without you, our members. Since the beginning in 2010, new members have been joining each year, and this year marks a significant milestone as we welcome our 50th member. Yay! With this occasion, we are launching a new blog series titled “Getting to Know Each Other,” because that is precisely why AEUP exists: For university presses across Europe, our mission is to foster connections and cooperation. And what better way to achieve this than by sharing stories, experiences, and insights from our members?

With “Getting to Know Each Other,” we invite you to join us on a journey of discovery as we spotlight the individual presses that comprise our community. Through a couple of questions and a glimpse at their book covers that reflect the essence of each member, we aim to celebrate the unique contributions and perspectives that collectively form our association.

So, let’s kick off this exciting series by getting acquainted with our newest member, Radboud University Press. Our questions were answered by Elisabeth Elbers, Managing Editor. Thank you and welcome aboard!

Can you present your press, its history and mission?

Radboud University Press was founded in 2021 at Radboud University, one of the leading universities worldwide. We are a Diamond Open Access publisher of high-quality academic peer-reviewed books, textbooks, series, and journals across a wide range of disciplines. Meeting the highest academic standards is our primary goal. Our mission is to make scientific knowledge more freely accessible worldwide by making high-quality publications affordable for writers and their audiences.

Additionally PhD candidates pursuing their doctorates at Radboud University can publish their dissertations with Radboud University Press as part of the Radboud Dissertation Series. Please see for more information. 

What are your expectations from AEUP and how do you wish to contribute to the future of institutional publishing in Europe? 

We were interested in joining AEUP because we feel that we can learn a great deal from our colleagues across Europe. We share many similar struggles and challenges that we can overcome and solve together. Happy to contribute our experience as well. And looking forward to meeting our international colleagues at the annual conference! Thanks for welcoming us as the 50th member. 

If you were to choose only three of all you published titles as representatives of your press, what titles would you choose?

Journal Ecclesial Futures
Water. A Dutch Cultural History by Lotte Jensen
Foundations of General Relativity. From Einstein to Black Holes by Klaas Landsman