23 Interesting Facts about Leuven University Press

Fact Sheet 50 Years of Leuven University Press
  1. Established in 1971 by KU Leuven

  1. More than 900 monographs, 650 edited volumes, 300 ebooks, 49 series, 63 textbooks and 6 periodicals

  1. Output in 1972: 7 books published

  2. Output in 2020: 47 books published + 17 journal issues + 15 books on behalf of third parties

  1. Total number of Open Access downloads in 2020: 148.285

  2. Recognised as Compliant Open Access Publisher since 2015

  3. More than 160 free available backlist titles

  4. 20 Published titles with support of the KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access since 2018

  5. Fast-growing Open Access collection in all disciplines

  1. 4 Physical warehouses

  2. 7 Ebook distribution platforms

  3. Authors and editors (at book level) with KU Leuven affiliation in 2020: 35%

  4. International authors and editors (at book level) in 2020: 65%

  5. Visitors at lup.be in 2020: 36% Belgium, 64% international

  1. Most awarded series: Jean-François Lyotard. Writings on Contemporary Art and Artists

  2. Longest selling text book (8th edition since 1977): Economie. Een inleiding - Economy. An Introduction

  3. First born Open Access title: Glass Making in the Greco-Roman World (2015)

  4. Oldest active book series since the 1970s: Medievalia Lovaniensia & Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

  5. Heaviest title, De territoriale indeling van België (1795-1963) - The Territorial Division of Belgium (1795-1963), weighs 7,5 kilo

  6. Book cover with the most colour varieties (28 versions since 1996): Lessen voor de 21ste eeuw - Lectures for the 21st century

  1. Gender balance of the Leuven University Press team since 1971: 99% female

  2. 25 Years of uninterrupted presence at the Frankfurt Book Fair

  3. Third director


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