ISER Books is now Memorial University Press
Memorial University’s academic book publisher will now be known as Memorial University Press. The name change for the former ISER Books was approved by Vice-Presidents Council in October 2020.
Positioning the press on the same plane as its sister university presses in Canada, the change in name comes during a period of growth at the press. “The change more clearly associates the press and its work with the university,” says managing editor Alison Carr. “Better brand recognition will help us continue to broaden the dissemination of the important work we publish.”
ISER Books has long operated as a university press in everything but name, says Dr. Fiona Polack, academic editor at Memorial University Press. “Our new official designation lets us build on that legacy, bringing attention to existing authors and helping recruit new ones.”
Memorial University Press’s priority for publishing research focused on the North Atlantic region remains, and ensures the press’ ongoing alignment with the geographic reality and research strengths of Memorial University.