Michigan State University Press, founded in 1947, is the scholarly publishing arm of Michigan State University. MSU Press helps to implement the university's land-grant mission: to be a catalyst for all forms of positive intellectual, social, and technological change through the publication of research and intellectual inquiry that make many significant contributions to scholarship in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Michigan State University Press is located on the Michigan State University campus in Suite 25, Manly MIles Building.
Michigan State University Press strives to follow the university motto: "Advancing Knowledge, Transforming Lives." Michigan State University was the original pioneer land-grant university, founded in 1855 as Michigan Agricultural College (M.A.C.). As the first agricultural college in the United States, M.A.C. served as a model for future land-grant institutions under the 1862 Morrill Act, and became well known for its academic programs in education and agriculture. Today, MSU has earned an international reputation as a center for academic research, with global reach and extraordinary impact. MSU and MSU Press are located in East Lansing, on a 5,200-acre campus, three miles east of Michigan’s Capitol in Lansing.
Both the MSU Press Book Division and Journals Division participate in the Green Press Initiative and are committed to developing and encouraging ecologically responsible publishing practices. In the spirit of our land-grant founding, all new Michigan State University Press books are printed on paper that is approved by the Forest Stewardship Council. Our books meet the minimum requirements established by the American National Standard for Information Sciences-permanence of paper for printed materials, ANSI Z39.48-1992 (R1997).
Our Journals Division publishes nine award-winning, academic journals that span a wide variety of academic disciplines. All new MSU Press books are printed on paper that is approved by the Forest Stewardship Council, and meet minimum requirements established by the American National Standard for Information Sciences-permanence of paper for printed materials.
MSU Press is a member of the Association of American University Presses and the Association of American Publishers. We participate in the University Readers course materials program.