A useful round-up of the “Taxonomy of university presses today”. The article boils down to…

* global presses (major publishers)
* independent success stories (often endowed, major universities)
* experimenters (increasingly open)
* integrated presses (tied to major university libraries)
* hidden presses (merged into university library for budgetary reasons)
* new entrants (“no legacy business to defend”)
* publishers of monographs (“resilient middle”, high-quality, regional-interest)
* publishers of monographs (under-resourced, “hanging on”, “resisting closure”)

During the JURN research I’ve also found a handful of ‘effectively publishers’ of specialist monograph series or diplomatic editions (facsimiles with a scholarly introduction and notes), often tied to a foundation or a museum or to a very long-term archaeological / historical / ecology project.