History and Vision
McMaster Divinity College Press was inaugurated in 2007 to encourage a range of publishing goals. These include dissemination of proceedings from conferences hosted by the College, volumes written or edited by MDC faculty members and graduates, and manuscripts produced by others whose work is compatible with the ethos and mission of McMaster Divinity College. To realize these goals, MDC Press works with Wipf and Stock Publishers in Eugene, Oregon, to publish collaboratively.
The Press practices a rigorous peer review system for its publications. It reviews and accepts work for publication and manages the production of the manuscript, including copyediting and text-preparation. Authors sign contracts with Wipf and Stock, who typeset, print, and market the publication. The partnership has resulted in development of a very positive and productive publishing programme, and serves MDC and its authors well. The print-on-demand format is conducive to publishing books that other publishers are unwilling to accept due to limited anticipated sales, and to keeping books in print far longer than conventional publishing.
MDC Press has six series under which the books we publish are arranged: