When is Press spelled out in a publisher’s name in the new MLA style?
Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.
If the name of an academic press contains the words University Press, use the abbreviation UP in the publisher’s name, as indicated in the MLA Handbook (97):
Oxford UP (not Oxford University Press)
State U of New York P (not State University of New York Press or SUNY Press)
PU de Grenoble (not Presses Universitaires de Grenoble)
But for other academic presses and for nonacademic presses that have Press in their names, spell out Press: