Our Mission & Values

Our Mission

Princeton University Press brings scholarly ideas to the world. We publish peer-reviewed books that connect authors and readers across spheres of knowledge to advance and enrich the global conversation. We embrace the highest standards of scholarship, inclusivity, and diversity in our publishing. In keeping with Princeton University’s commitment to serve the nation and the world, we publish for scholars, students, and engaged readers everywhere.

Our Values

  • Excellence
  • Imagination
  • Craftsmanship
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Boldness

Building on our legacy of one hundred years, we place the greatest value on excellence as reflected in the work of our authors. We exercise imagination and apply the highest level of craftsmanship in all of our publishing. We do so in the spirit of cosmopolitanism by incorporating a global vision transcending national and other differences. And we embrace boldness in charting the Press’s current and future endeavors.

Our Code of Conduct

With a commitment to creating a culture that we believe is necessary to achieve the publishing excellence that is core to the Princeton University Press mission, we embrace a code of conduct that governs all of our collaborations. The Press upholds a positive environment in which its staff, authors, reviewers, media, vendors, and other partners may participate in the business of peer-reviewed publishing in an exemplary professional manner. This environment is defined by constructive relationships, equity and inclusion, and mutual respect. As such, the Press has zero tolerance for racism or any other forms of discrimination or harassment, as well as illegal, dishonest or unethical professional conduct. There is no place in the Press’s publishing ecosystem for people who abuse their status, power or influence in a manner that violates recognized standards of conduct.

As guiding principles of conduct, we commit to a positive, professional, sensitive and supportive environment, free of abuse, discrimination and harassment of others. We commit to hold challenging discussions of differences in a professional, non-confrontational manner and with respect to a diversity of viewpoints. We expect our staff, authors, and all of our collaborators to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner in all facets of their professional lives. When such expectations are not met, the Press will take appropriate action, including the cessation of partnerships that we believe violate or challenge our ability to achieve a positive culture of collaboration and responsibility.

If there is a belief that the outlined Code of Conduct has been violated, please contact the Director of the Press at christie_henry@press.princeton.edu or 609-258-8704, or the Director of Human Resources at 609-258-9387 to discuss the matter.