In September, 2009, University of Nevada, Reno President Milton Glick and Iñaki Goirizelaia, Rector of the University of the Basque Country, signed an agreement committing their respective institutions to collaborate in the sphere of higher education through the promotion of research activity, scientific dissemination and the social projection of their results. The goal of this series will be the dissemination of books that represent cutting-edge research on Basque art and culture, science, technology, and education, and other issues currently in demand in the English-language publishing market.
These works, produced by the Center for Basque Studies, will focus on works written by teaching and research staff at the University of the Basque Country. The Center for Basque Studies, receiving funding from the University of the Basque Country, will be responsible for translation, editing, design and printing of the books. Each work will be approximately 200 pages in length. The governing editorial board will be composed of two members of the Center for Basque Studies and three appointed by the rector of the University of the Basque Country, along with a director and secretary. Manuscripts will be subjected to a process of peer review as determined by this editorial board.
Under this agreement which encompasses the next three calendar years, the Center for Basque Studies will publish up to eight new titles in English per year. These works will be co-published by both universities and will be issued in initial runs of 500 copies. The agreement will go into effect on January 1, 2010.