Penerbit USM (USM Press) was established in 1972 with the mandate to promote, disseminate and preserve scholarly, creative and scientific works through publications in the fields of natural sciences, applied sciences, medical and health sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, science and building technology, social sciences, arts, humanities and education. In the Malaysian academic publishing industry, Penerbit USM is a leading university press in publishing extensively peer-reviewed academic books and journals by renowned scholars and distinct titles representing high impact contributions to the local and international communities. Penerbit USM currently publishes around fifty titles per year and carries more than 1000 backlist titles since its first book titled Sesayup Jalan by Zurinah Hassan in 1974. Its titles have consistently won prestigious national awards such as the Anugerah Akademik Negara, Anugerah Buku Negara, Anugerah Hadiah Sastera Perdana Malaysia and the 50 Best Malaysian Titles. Penerbit USM has also continued to strengthen its networking by co-publishing titles with influential academic publishers and institutions such as in China and Japan.
With the aspiration of becoming a world-class scholarly publisher, Penerbit USM has now expanded its publications to include electronic publications and employed aggressive promotion strategies through conventional and electronic channels. It has also actively engaged local and international aggregators to promote and enhance the visibility of its electronic publications in the virtual world besides participating in sales, exhibitions and book fairs worldwide.
LAST UPDATE 28 SEPTEMBER 2017