The Università degli Studi di Trento as a publisher aims to select and share the academic scientific results of the research and teaching activities carried out by the institution. The brand name was born in 1992, but the first publishing project goes back to 1983 with the series “Quaderni del Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale”. At the core of the administrative and scientific publishing activities are the University Departments (formerly Faculties), particularly in the Humanities and Law fields, together with the University Research Centers and the Centro Studi Martino Martini.
Since 2004 the Publisher has embraced Open Access policies, which were formally adopted by the Academic Senate in 2014. Since then, all the leading series have gradually moved towards the new dissemination model, enjoying the considerable scientific and economic advantages it brings, such as increased visibility, enhanced usage and higher impact.