The beginnings of Georgetown University Press can be traced to 1964. Today, the Press currently publishes approximately 40 new titles per year, as well as two journals, with an active list of more than 1,000 titles across the fields of languages and linguistics, international affairs, religion and theology, political science, regional studies, and global business and the global economy. These books and resources primarily service the scholarly community, and many also reach the general reading public. They enable readers to reach across barriers, locally and globally, in order to engage with one another, and all attempt to illuminate, clarify, and respond to the world’s most difficult questions. The Press embodies Georgetown University’s ideals of academic excellence, intellectual inquiry, and service for the common good in its mission to “publish authors whose ideas will shape our collective future and inspire readers to know the world better.” Georgetown University Press is a proud member in good standing of the Green Press Initiative, which was founded in 2001, and is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making book publishing a more environmentally sound process.
Since 1996, we have received 64 books from Georgetown University Press, mostly cataloged under the specialty of Medical Ethics. Four of these titles related to ethics appear on Doody’s Core Titles 2020 under four specialties: Transplantation Surgery, Medical Ethics, Legal/Ethical Nursing, and Dentistry.