McGill-Queen's University Press
Parent company McGill University and Queen's University
Country of origin Canada
Publication types Books
Official website

The McGill-Queen's University Press (MQUP) is a joint venture between Canadian universities McGill University of Montreal, Quebec and Queen's University of Kingston, Ontario.


The firm began as McGill University Press in 1963 and amalgamated with Queen's in 1969.[1] It focusses on Canadian studies, and n the 1980s it issued the Canadian Public Administration Series.[1]

Today Edit

McGill-Queen's University Press publishes original peer-reviewed works in most areas of the social sciences and humanities. It currently has more than 2,800 books in print.[2]

For more than twenty-five years, the publishing house has been under the direction of Senior Editor Philip Cercone, a former director of Canada's Aid to Scholarly Publishing Programme, the governmental agency that funds scholarly books published in Canada. Under Cercone's guidance, the list has grown to the point where MQUP is generally recognized as Canada's leading academic publisher. One of its editors is the historian and author Donald Akenson.

Publications Edit

Among the most well-known academics to have published with the press are Jacob Neusner, Margaret Somerville, Stéphane Dion, Charles Taylor, Bruce Trigger and Christl Verduyn. It also has a poetry list including such writers as Carmine Starnino, Mark Abley, Peter Dale Scott and Brian Bartlett. In recent years the press has also become known for contentious books on Canadian politics by Tom Flanagan among others. Some of its books are translated from the French.

McGill-Queen's has been awarded numerous prizes for the design of its books.


  1. 1.0 1.1 George L. Parker, "University Presses," The Canadian Encyclopedia (Edmonton: Hurtig, 1988), 2225a. Print
  2. About MQUP

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