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

  • Courage
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Community
  • Globalism
  • Imagination
  • Inclusivity
  • Resilience

For over a century, we have been entrusted with collaborations that shape the world of learning and ideas. Inspired by these collaborations and our authors, our team values the artistry of book making in an ever-diversifying landscape of reading and listening. We believe books should transcend global and political boundaries, forge new partnerships and understanding, and expand horizons of the mind. Courage fortifies and guides our every publishing decision, as does a commitment to the resilience and enduring importance of the book.

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.