Publisher Profile: National Academies Press
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The National Academies Press (NAP) publishes the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world to shape policy, inform public opinion, and advance research. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative, independently researched information on important matters in science and health policy. Over many decades it has earned a solid reputation as the nation’s premier source of independent, expert advice on scientific, engineering, and medical issues. 

Since 2017, National Academies Press has been selling ebooks. NAP also offers more than 8,500 titles in PDF format. Almost all of these PDFs can be downloaded for free by the chapter or the entire book.  

National Academies Press has sent us 305 books since 1994, but since we last profiled NAP in March 2016, we have received 82 books and, of those, 42 have been reviewed. Over the last year, we received six books and five have already been reviewed. Doody’s Core Titles 2021 features four NAP titles and Volume 2, Issue 2 of Doody’s Special Topics Lists, focused on Rural Health, features two NAP titles: Achieving Rural Health Equity and Well-Being: Proceedings of a Workshop (2018) and Population Health in Rural America in 2020: Proceedings of a Workshop (2021).  

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