January 16, 2022

Association of American University Presses (AAUP) Releases “Best Practices in Peer Review” Handbook

From AAUP:

The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) today released Best Practices in Peer Review, an AAUP Handbook. The handbook articulates a set of practices that comprise a rigorous process of peer review for scholarly monographs. “Best Practices for Peer Review” will serve as a core resource for the AAUP community, providing a guide for new editors in the field and new scholarly publishing programs, as well as a reference point for scholars, authors, and universities.


The handbook was drafted through a two-year consensus-building process by the 2014-15 and 2015-16 AAUP Acquisitions Editorial Committees, chaired by Mary Francis (2014-15, University of Michigan Press) and Mick Gusinde-Duffy (2015-16, University of Georgia Press). AAUP thanks both the committees for their dedication and hard work, as well as all those individuals who contributed their expertise to the Handbook’s development.


“Best Practices in Peer Review” is freely shareable as a PDF or online text  and will distributed as a print booklet to AAUP members, attendees at the AAUP 2016 Annual Meeting, and upon request to members of the scholarly and academic community.

Direct to Full Text: Best Practices in Peer Review (HTML)

Direct to Full Text: Best Practices in Peer Review (29 pages PDF)


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