Press History

The Ateneo de Manila University Press is the University's supreme expression of engagement with the world.  The Press aims to support the University’s mission towards academic excellence and nation building through the production of both scholarly works and textbooks. 

Established in 1972, the Ateneo de Manila University Press first made its mark with books on the Philippines, in the humanities and social sciences, and Philippine literary works.  It has since expanded to include titles in archaeology, biography, cultural heritage, diaspora studies, governance and political change, law and society, leadership, Mindanao studies, science and society, and theology and religious studies. It looks to publish titles that reflect on the Philippines in Asia and in the world, as well as serve as venue for new directions in creative work.  

The Ateneo de Manila University Press publishes quality books on the Philippines and Asia – well-written, extensively researched, and excellently produced.  The Press’ books have been acclaimed nationally and internationally, as genuine contributions to scholarship, research, and education. 

For consistently keeping high standards in its choices of titles, in the design and production of its books, and in the effort to bring them to public attention, the Ateneo Press was cited Publisher of the Year in the 27th National Book Awards in 2008.  In addition to the National Book Awards, several of its publications have also won at the Gintong Aklat Awards.  

Recently, Thomson Reuters accepted close to 40 books released from 2008-2013 in its Book Citation Index.  This will enable the Ateneo de Manila University Press and its authors to reach a broader audience base and allow the selection of books to be measured in terms of citation impact.  The Ateneo de Manila University Press shall continue to submit its new titles for inclusion in this prestigious index.  

The Ateneo Press is professionally affiliated with the Book Development Association of the Philippines, the Society of Scholarly Publishers, the World Association of Christian Communicators, and the International Association of Scholarly Publishers. 


The Ateneo de Manila University Press books are available at:
Ateneo de Manila University Press Bookshop
Ground Floor, Bellarmine Hall

Ateneo de Manila University Press Satellite Store
Loyola Schools Bookstore
Basement, MVP Center for Student Leadership

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