Mission Statement

The University Press of Florida

Who We Are
As the official publisher for the State University System, the University Press of Florida (UPF) has been engaging educators, students, and discerning readers since 1945. UPF has published over 2,500 volumes since its inception and currently releases nearly 100 new titles each year. We serve as active members of the American Association of University Presses, the Association of American Publishers, the American Booksellers Association, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, and many diverse scholarly organizations. Located in a state built from exploration and enterprise, we approach our mission with that same spirit of discovery.

What We Do
We are a vital link between knowledge and its many applications. By facilitating the creative exploration, exchange, and evaluation of ideas we provide a forum to better understand and experience the world around us. We are part of a collaborative network of authors, manufacturers, distribution channels, libraries, bookstores, and consumers that serves to ensure the chain of knowledge remains viable, transformative, and beneficial. We operate within a framework that values innovation, resourcefulness, sound management, and fiscal responsibility in order to generate revenues that sustain our program and support its development. We endeavor to produce works of global significance, regional importance, and lasting value.

Why We Matter
Our commitment to public service through high-quality, relevant, and dynamic publications makes us a reliable source in this busy digital age. Upholding the values of our affiliate institutions of higher learning, we encourage the pursuit of truth, meaning, and self-determination while promoting interaction and a sense of community. From sowing the newest seeds of scholarship to preserving important voices from the past, the University Press of Florida is poised to embrace the opportunities of the twenty-first century.

We invite you to Discover the World with Florida Books.