AUPresses Statement

Demonstration of the highest standards of editorial rigor and peer review in their publication programs is fundamental to membership in AUPresses and is the very substance of our members’ authority to validate, curate, and disseminate long-form scholarship.

The Association first launched this handbook, Best Practices for Peer Review of Scholarly Books, in 2016 after an extended process of development, community consultation, and leadership approval. Since then, practice has evolved in a number of ways—especially with respect to the increased centering of equity, justice, inclusion, and belonging in every aspect of the work our community undertakes.

A project of the AUPresses Acquisitions Editorial Committee, this deeply considered new edition of the Best Practices handbook is offered as a resource for member publishers, acquisitions editors, faculty editorial boards, scholarly authors and researchers, and new scholarly publishing programs.

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