Established in 1893 as a modest publisher of monographs by University of California faculty, UC Press (UCP) emerged as a world-class university press in the early 1950s. Today, UCP is one of the six largest university publishers in the United States, and the only one associated with a public institution

As one of the world's most forward-thinking publishers, UC Press gives voice, reach and impact to innovative research and exceptional scholarship. With a global circulation, UCP journals span the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, with key subject areas that include history, literature & criticism, film & media, music, religion, and sociology. UCP has a total of 35 Journals. The list is as below:

  1. 19th-Century Music
  2. American Biology Teacher
  3. Asian Survey
  4. California History
  5. Classical Antiquity
  6. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research
  7. Federal Sentencing Reporter
  8. Feminist Media Histories
  9. Film Quarterly
  10. Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies
  11. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences
  12. International Review of Qualitative Research
  13. Journal of Musicology
  14. Journal of Palestine Studies
  15. Journal of the American Musicological Society
  16. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
  17. Journal of Vietnamese Studies
  18. Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos
  19. Music Perception
  20. New Criminal Law Review
  21. Nineteenth-Century Literature
  22. Nova Religio
  23. Pacific Historical Review
  24. The Public Historian
  25. Representations
  26. Rhetorica
  27. Sociology of Development
  28. Southern California Quarterly
  29. Studies in Late Antiquity
  30. Journal of Popular Music Studies
  31. Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture
  32. Journal of Medieval Worlds
  33. Ethnic Studies Review
  34. Contemporary Arab Affairs
  35. Case Studies in the Environment