Fortress Press

Lexington Books/Fortress Academic partnership

Q: What is Lexington Books/Fortress Academic?

A: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic is a joint imprint of Lexington Books and Fortress Press. Under this partnership, Fortress Press has moved its scholarly monograph program to this new imprint, which is administered by the publishers, editors, and marketers at Lexington Books. Lexington Books/Fortress Academic publishes single-authored monographs (included revised dissertations) and edited collections from both emerging and established scholars in the subject areas of biblical studies, Christian history, theology, and ethics.

Q: Who is the audience for Lexington/Fortress Academic titles?

A: These books advance the state of the academic discourse by breaking new ground in scholarly research and presenting that research to other scholars.

Q: What does that mean for Fortress Press?

A: Fortress Press continues to publish widely in the academic and education space, including our acclaimed university and seminary textbooks, commentaries, reference works, and many influential series like Hermeneia, Dispatches, Ad Fontes, Understanding World Christianity, and our East Asian scholarship series. Though its monograph program has moved to Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, Fortress Press continues to publish new scholarly titles aimed to communicate academic learning and insights to a broader readership.

Q: Who is the audience for Fortress Press titles?

A: Fortress Press’s education and reference works are intended for use by researchers, teachers, and students, while our academic titles aim to make the fruits of specialized scholarship available to the world-at-large.

Q: Who should I contact about Lexington Books/Fortress Academic titles?

A: Editorial and acquisitions inquiries should be directed to associate acquisitions editor, Gayla Freeman. To request copies of Lexington/Fortress Academic titles for review in academic journals, contact If you are ordering for a library, contact