JHU Press Announcements

Journal Chooses Best Article Winner

by bjs | Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 1:47 PM

Congratulations to Sarah Walter, a Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, for receiving the Best Article Award from The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth for Volume 9. Walters was honored for her essay "Identity Registration, Labor, and the Definition of Childhood in Colonial Tanganyika, 1910–1950" in Issue 1 of the volume. Susan Miller received an honorable mention for her article "Assent as Agency in the Early Years of the Children of the American Revolution," also published in Issue 1. 



JHP Article Makes Prestigious List

by bjs | Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 9:33 AM

The Philosopher's Annual has chosen an article from the Journal of the History of Philosophy for its top 10 list of articles published in 2016.

Professor Jean-Luc Solère of Boston College made the list for "The Coherence of Bayle's Theory of Toleration." The article, which appeared in the January 2016 issue of JHP (Volume 54, Issue 1) also won the 2016 prize for the best article published in the journal. (The article will be available free on Project MUSE until Oct. 31, 2017.)

The Philosopher's Annual chooses the ten best articles in philosophy for the previous year. This 2017 edition marks the 36th edition of the list. Solère's article is the seventh from JHP to make the list. The journal last made the list in 2014 when three articles were chosen from the journal's 2013 volume.

Florida Professor Wins Church Prize from MFS

by bjs | Friday, September 15, 2017 - 11:48 AM

Modern Fiction Studies has awarded the 2016 Margaret Church Memorial Prize to Robin Blyn, author of "Belonging to the Network: Neoliberalism and Postmodernism in Tropic of Orange," which appeared in volume 62, issue 2 (pages 191-216).

Awarded annually for the best essay to appear in MFS, the Church Prize was established in 1984 in memory of Dr. Church, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Purdue University and a longtime editor of the journal.

Blyn, a professor of English at the University of West Florids, received $300 and a certificate. Gregory Castle from Arizona State University choose this year's winner. 


Barbara Kline Pope appointed as JHU Press Director

by jmh | Monday, July 31, 2017 - 4:27 PM

Barbara Kline Pope, who has served as executive director of the National Academies Press since 1997, has been appointed the next director of Johns Hopkins University Press. Read more about the announcement by JHU Provost Sunil Kumar here.

Journal Awards Wasserman Prize

by bjs | Monday, July 24, 2017 - 2:16 PM

American Jewish History announced the winner of the annual Wasserman Prize, awarded to the best article from the previous volume.

Britt P. Tevis, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, won for her article "'The Hebrews are Appearing in Court in Great Numbers': Toward a Reassessment of Early Twentieth-Century American Jewish Immigration History" in Volume 100, Number 3 (July 2016). Tevis's article discusses Jewish immigrants who were determined "likely to become a public charge," the officials who worked to exclude them from the United States, and the Jewish lawyers who took up their cases. 

The committee also awarded an Honorable Mention to Sarah Imhoff for her article "Carlebach and the Unheard Stories." Professor Imhoff is an Assistant Professor in the Borns Jewish Studies Program and Religious Studies Department at Indiana University.

Numerous Awards Recognize JHUP Publications

by jmh | Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 2:51 PM

Numerous awards in a variety of professional categories have recognized the quality of books recently published by Johns Hopkins University Press. “As we know, all of our books involve many helpers and varieties of talent,” wrote Press director Kathleen Keane in a message to the staff, “so I hope everybody who touched these will take a minute and feel proud of your work.”

The PROSE Awards, sponsored by the PSP division of the Association of American Publishers, are the publishing industry’s top awards for professional and scholarly works.   Two JHUP publications, both acquired by editorial director Greg Britton, were recognized in Higher Education categories at the Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Conference in Washington, DC.  Miseducation: A History of Ignorance-Making in America and Abroad, edited by A. J. Angulo, received Honorable Mention for Education Theory. Prof. Angulo’s other recent JHUP book, Diploma Mills: How For-Profit Colleges Stiffed Students, Taxpayers, and the American Dream, received Honorable Mention for Education Practice.

At The New York Book Show, a design competition sponsored by the Book Industry Guild of New York, the Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City, by Leslie Day, won First Place for Hardcover Nonfiction General Trade, a category that pits JHUP against New York trade publishers. The book was designed and typeset by Kimberly Glyder, acquired by Vince Burke, and edited by Andre Barnett; Robert Schreur was the production coordinator.

Several JHUP titles were recognized in The Washington Publishers Book Design and Effectiveness CompetitionField Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City, was recognized again with First Place for Illustrated Text.   Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing, by Henry Segerman, won First Place for Technical Text; the book was designed by Glen Burris, acquired by Vince Burke, edited by Andre Barnett, and Robert Schreur was the production coordinator.  Life in the Dark: Illuminating Biodiversity in the Shadowy Haunts of Planet Earth, by Dante Fenolio, received Honorable Mention for Technical Text; the book was designed by Tracy Baldwin, acquired by Vince Burke, edited by Mary Lou Kenney, and Robert Schreur was the production coordinator.  Reengineering the University: How to Be Mission Centered, Market Smart, and Margin Conscious, by William F. Massy, won First Place for Typographic Jacket, and Breakpoint: The Changing Marketplace for Higher Education, by Jon McGee, received Second Place in that category; both books were designed by Michel Vrana, acquired by Greg Britton, edited by Andre Barnett, and Robert Schreur was the production coordinator. 

The AAUP’s 2017 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show included three JHUP titles in the group’s annual recognition of design excellence.  The Scholarly Typographic category recognized two books designed by Glen Burris: The Collected Poetry of Mary Tighe, edited by Paula R. Feldman and Brian C. Cooney, which was acquired by Michael Lonegro and edited by Kim Johnson; and, with a jacket designed by Kathleen Lynch, John Adams’s Republic, by Richard Alan Ryerson, which was acquired by Robert J. Brugger and edited by Mary Lou Kenney.  In the Trade Typographic category, Percolator Graphic Design was recognized for Chickenizing Farms and Food, by Ellen K. Silbergeld, which was acquired by Kelly Squazzo and edited by Andre Barnett. Robert Schreur served as production coordinator for these three books.

Kathleen Keane, director of JHU Press for past 13 years, to retire

by jmh | Friday, February 3, 2017 - 9:41 AM

Kathleen Keane, who has served as director of the Johns Hopkins University Press since 2004 and led its transition into the digital publishing age, will retire on April 14. Read more about the announcement here.

Peter Hotez—Miami Steps Up Mosquito Control Efforts After Suspected Zika Cases

by krm | Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 3:38 PM

Author Peter Hotez was interviewed this week on NPR's "All Things Considered" discussing Miami's struggle against the Zika virus. His book, Blue Marble Health: An Innovative Plan to Fight Diseasesof the Poor amid Wealth comes out September 2016.

In the News - Naunihal Singh

by krm | Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 5:44 PM

In the wake of the failed coup in Turkey this week, Naunihal Singh, author of Seizing Power: The Strategic Logic of Military Coups was interviewed in the following venues: 


The New York Times— "Turkey Was an Unlikely Victim of an Equally Unlikely Coup"


Bloomberg— "Coup Experts See Erdogan Bungling Victory Over Inept Putschists"


Vox— "Why Turkey's coup failed, according to an expert"



Naunihal Singh is an assistant professor of international security studies at the Air War College in Alabama.


by krm | Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:04 AM

The Johns Hopkins University Receives a Major Grant to Develop and Deploy a Platform to Host OA Monographs on Project MUSE

The Johns Hopkins University announced today that it is has been awarded a two-year $938,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop and deploy MUSE Open in Project MUSE, a unit of The Johns Hopkins University Press. This is one in a series of grants issued by the Mellon Foundation that support US university presses’ ability to edit, produce, market, disseminate, and discover long-form digital publications in the humanities.  MUSE Open is planned as an Open Access (OA) platform for monographs in the humanities and social sciences that will be a public-facing, mission-focused aggregator that adds significant long-term value to the lifecycle of scholarly resources. According to Kathleen Keane, Director of Johns Hopkins University Press, this is the largest grant of its kind ever in support of Project MUSE, JHUP’s trusted provider of authoritative humanities and social science books and journals from more than 250 of the world’s most distinguished university presses and scholarly societies.

In the arena of open access monograph production, distribution of the final monograph via the MUSE platform is an essential element in ensuring the dissemination, discovery, accessibility, and utility of the works to be found on MUSE Open. Project MUSE has demonstrated network effects; it realizes 23 million unique visits annually. MUSE looks forward to collaborating with two key partners on the grant, Brilliant Experience and the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation, who will be instrumental in the design and the technological infrastructure build.

“The challenge being addressed by MUSE Open is a critical one if more university press books are going to be made available via Open Access. That is, how do we ensure that these publications are as discoverable and as usable as our traditional ones?” noted John Sherer, Director of the University of North Carolina Press.

Wendy Queen, Director of Project MUSE added, “We believe that OA content embedded in the linked open data environment, but also made available adjacent to a large corpus of analogous and complementary works in the humanities and qualitative social sciences will offer a definite benefit to researchers. As of January 2016, 42,000 books and 650 journals were being hosted on the MUSE platform.  Indeed, it is our firm belief that MUSE can provide significant exposure beyond that afforded by deposit in an institutional repository.  To that end, we intend to collaborate across related projects in order to increase the value of OA monographs to publishers, authors, and end users within the scholarly community.”


For more information regarding the scope of MUSE Open, or to speak with someone at JHUP or Project MUSE about MUSE Open please contact me at your convenience at purdy@cjpurdy.com, or 646.787.7890