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Ohio University Press
Parent companyOhio University
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationAthens, Ohio
DistributionChicago Distribution Center (US)[1]
Combined Academic Publishers (EMEA, Asia, the Pacific)
Scholarly Book Services (Canada)[2]
Publication typesBooks
ImprintsSwallow Press

Ohio University Press (OUP), founded in 1947, is the oldest and largest scholarly press in the state of Ohio. It is a department of Ohio University that publishes under its own name and the imprint Swallow Press.


The press publishes approximately 50 books annually and has a back catalog of over 1,500 titles.[3] Ohio University Press entered into a licensing agreement with Swallow Press in 1979, eventually acquiring the imprint and its back catalog of 276 titles in 2008.[4] The Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, named for the former Ohio University faculty member and poet, is awarded annually by Ohio University Press.[5] Notable Ohio University Press titles include Robert Gipe's trilogy Trampoline, Weedeater, and Pop.[6]



  1. ^ "Publishers served by the Chicago Distribution Center". University of Chicago Press. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  2. ^ "Ordering from Ohio University Press · Ohio University Press / Swallow Press". Retrieved 2017-12-03.
  3. ^ "Press". Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  4. ^ "Ohio University Press Rebrands Trade Imprint". Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  5. ^ "Hollis Summers Poetry Prize - Ohio University Press & Swallow Press". Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  6. ^ "Review: 'Pop' by Robert Gipe Shows the Power of Telling Our Own Stories". The Daily Yonder. 2021-02-19. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  7. ^ Kirch, Claire (September 13, 2013). "Ohio University Press Rebrands Trade Imprint". Publishers Weekly. United States: PWxyz, LLC. Retrieved September 6, 2020.