The Southeast Asian Studies Program and Cornell University Press Announce New Publishing Collaboration


ITHACA, NY, Aug. 31 — Cornell University’s Southeast Asian Studies Program (SEAP) and Cornell University Press officially announce an exciting new collaboration for the publication of books and the journal Indonesia. SEAP Publications will maintain its distinct and prestigious profile while becoming an imprint of the CUP publishing program.

“It 80140100606170Lis an honor for me as Director of SEAP to help sign into being this new collaborative venture between SEAP and CUP Press,” said SEAP Director Kaja M. McGowan. “I am grateful to professor Tamara Loos for helping to bring this exciting opportunity to fruition, and for the generous engagement from the get-go with Dean John Smith, Director of CUP. SEAP Publications has long promoted the publication of high quality scholarship on Southeast Asia through the journal Indonesia and its book publications.”

The mission of SEAP Publications is to make available to an interested international clientele—including academics, business leaders, governmental agencies, and NGOs—a wide variety of scholarly and language texts at the lowest possible cost.

In serving that mission, Cornell Press will incorporate SEAP titles into existing workflows for copyediting, book design, eBook creation, on-demand printing, channel marketing and global distribution. This will enable SEAP Publications staff to focus on acquiring quality manuscripts and peer-reviewed articles for the journal.

SEAP Publications will carry the Cornell Press logo moving forward and readers for the first time will be able to access these publications digitally anywhere in the world. SEAP titles will now be distributed along with Cornell Press books by Longleaf Services at the University of North Carolina Press.

80140100736720L“It’s an honor for the Press to work with SEAP to publish and distribute these high-quality publications,” said Dean Smith, Director of Cornell University Press. “This collaboration will enhance our profile in Asian Studies and fulfill our mission of publishing scholarship that is engaged, influential, and of lasting significance.”

“We are thrilled to be working with Cornell University Press again. Together, SEAP Publications and CUP will promote and publish more authors and their quality scholarship on Southeast Asia,” said SEAP Managing Editor Sarah Grossman.

SEAP Books are divided into four main series and the program includes substantial scholarly books, essay collections, language texts, and monographs in the fields of humanities and the social sciences.

“To position this scholarship more prominently, this formal transition to becoming an official imprint of Cornell University Press promises higher visibility and the potential to continue to uphold and strengthen our reputation for publishing groundbreaking scholarship on Southeast Asia,” said Kaja M. McGowan.

The Press will leverage the latest in digital publishing technologies to maximize exposure for these publications. SEAP Publications and Cornell University Press welcome your manuscript submissions. Please contact us with inquiries here:

Sarah Grossman;
Managing Editor, SEAP Publications
Kahin Center
640 Stewart Ave.
Ithaca, NY 14850

The Southeast Asian Studies Program and Cornell University Press Announce New Publishing Collaboration