Publishing is an integral part of academic life in Universities across the globe. Beyond providing basis for assessment, it is also a platform to impart knowledge to upcoming generations. This study gave an overview of publishing and educational development in Nigeria. It identified the characteristics of academic publishing using University of Ibadan, being the oldest University in Nigeria as its case study. The study further articulated the roles of university press in academic planning and the effects of ICTs on academic publishing in University of Ibadan. Finally, this study enumerated problems confronting academic publishing in the University of Ibadan.