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Penn Press announces 2025 journal program updates: new acquisitions, new open-access initiatives, and 2025 pricing

In 2025, we are proud to add three journals to our list of twenty-eight titles in the humanities and social sciences: Foucault Studies, Global Black Thought, and History of Social Science. The journals program continues to expand in other ways: it now includes five diamond Open Access journals and five journals participating in the Project MUSE Subscribe to Open Program.

Behind our efforts to make our content widely available to readers is the generosity of the libraries, funders, and other institutions that support not just our OA content, but our subscription content as well. Thank you for your support!


2025 prices now available
Penn Press journals’ 2025 pricing is now available. Our journal prices continue to be among the most affordable in the scholarly publishing community. View pricing information on our Ordering Information page.


New journals coming to Penn Press in 2025
We are the new publisher of three key titles in the humanities and social sciences:

  • Foucault Studies (biannual, Open Access): For over 20 years, Foucault Studies has been the only international journal in the English language devoted to the work and influence of Michel Foucault, the most cited contemporary author in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Global Black Thought (new in 2025, biannual): The official journal of the African American Intellectual History Society, Global Black Thought is devoted to the study of the Black intellectual tradition in the United States and throughout the African diaspora.
  • History of Social Science (new in 2025, biannual): The Society for the History of Recent Social Science has launched this journal to solicit and cultivate scholarship on the history of the social sciences throughout the world.


Open-access title list expands
With the addition of Foucault Studies, five Diamond Open Access journals are now published by Penn Press. The Press plans to continue expanding its open-access list in the humanities in the coming years.

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Participation in Project MUSE’s Subscribe to Open Program

Select journals have open-access content as part of Project MUSE’s Subscribe to Open Program. This program makes current content openly available if sales of Project MUSE’s Premium Collection reach a minimum sustainability threshold.

Participating Penn journals for 2025:

Please consider supporting this subscribe-to-open initiative by maintaining direct subscriptions to these titles or by subscribing to the Project MUSE Premium Collection.

Participation in the Open Access Community Investment Program (OACIP)

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OACIP is a library-based crowdsourcing model to fund Diamond OA journals. Foucault Studies and Observational Studies have been accepted into this program for the next round of funding. Please consider a contribution to these journals—stakeholders’ investments will help these journals to continue to publish Diamond OA. Read more about:


Additional notes

  • Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development will move to online-only

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