Air University Press, Maxwell AFB, AL
/ Published January 01, 2018
AU Press publications are available at no cost to active duty, total force, and retired military and to Department of Defense personnel and organizations. Publications can be ordered by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 334-953-2773 (DSN 493). Please note some publications are only available in electronic format.
Air University Press (AU Press) is the publishing agent for Air University (AU). Since 1953, it has edited, published, and distributed over 1.1 million student papers, curriculum texts, faculty research pieces, journals, and scholarly books to further airpower thought critical to the intellectual growth of the Air Force. AU Press is the preeminent press for airpower-related publishing.
Air University General Order No. 54, 28 September 1953, brought AU Press into being to support the mission of AU. The press was chartered to publish significant contributions of research and scholarship in the Air University, the USAF, and other sources... [and] to enhance the academic prestige and support the accreditation of the Air University.
Our products include the Air & Space Power Journal, the flagship professional publication of the US Air Force. We also produce the Strategic Studies Quarterly, a forum for strategic-level discussions by military, government, and academic professionals about national and international security policies and evolving defense strategies. Additional publications include The US Air Force Journal of the Americas, The Air Force Journal of European, Middle Eastern, and African Affairs, and the Air Force Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs. The US Air Force Journal of the Americas (JotA) is a forum for the dissemination of original research articles and review articles in numerous areas, refereed by subject-matter experts, of an academic nature, whose mission seeks to stimulate professional dialogue on Air and Space Power among the members of the Armed Forces of the Americas, historians, professors and the general public. The Air Force Journal of European, Middle Eastern, and African Affairs, published quarterly, is to be the premier multidisciplinary peer-reviewed Journal cutting across both the social sciences and airpower operational art and strategy. The Air Force Journal of Indo–Pacific Affairs (JIPA) is a professional journal of the US Air Force and a forum for worldwide dialogue regarding the Indo–Pacific region, spanning from the west coasts of the Americas to the eastern shores of Africa and covering much of Asia and all of Oceania. These editions are published quarterly in print and electronic versions.
In 1997 the press placed its first publications online. On 3 January 2003, the press launched a redesigned website in celebration of its 50th year. In its first half century, the press distributed approximately 500,000 publications. Just in the last 10 years, the press distributed over 600,000 books by capitalizing on new technologies to help warfighters understand air and space power. As the new millennium progresses, our project editors, copy editors, illustrators, marketing specialists, and typesetters will continue striving to meet the research, curriculum, and scholarly needs of Air University's schools and faculty members. Our future goals include further developing the electronic publishing process, streamlining the publication and distribution of books, journals, and research papers.