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Peer Review

We believe the traditional (journal) peer review model is not optimal for monographs. Reviewing books takes a lot of time compared to reviewing journal manuscripts, which makes it very hard to find suitable and available reviewers. Moreover, as this process is to a large extent a black box, quality control cannot be guaranteed.

Instead, Aldus Press has adopted the PEER REVIEW BY ENDORSEMENT (PRE) model. We believe this is the most effective and transparent way to allow readers to validate the quality and relevance of books, which is the primary goal of peer review. Before publication, authors solicit endorsing reviews for their works from peers. The identifies of these reviewers are validated by Aldus Press (using their affiliate email address, ORCID IDs, and more). The reviews are published in the book and are included in the books metadata. Building on the reputation of these peers, readers will be able to quickly and effectively validate the quality and relevance of the work.

Here we detail the Aldus Press review process.

1. Assesment of proposal

Once we receive a book proposal the staff at Aldus Press will perform the following actions.

  1. The identity of the author(s) is confirmed using desk-research (ORCID-iDs, affiliations, prior publications).
  2. Together with the advisory board we will perform an assessment of the expected suitability of the work for Aldus Press.
  3. We will independently validate the identities of the suggested reviewers and send them an email with a link to the book proposal. We will conform that they are willing to supply a review for the work.

2. Assessment of manuscript

Once we receive the manuscript, we will do an iThenticate check and discuss with the results with the author.

3. Solliciting of reviews

Aldus Press will create a digital package containing the book-proposal, iThenticate report and manuscript. A link to this package will be sent to the validated reviewers as suggested by the author(s). We will ask the reviewers for the following.

  1. Their review and endorsement for the publication. The review can be as long as they desire.
  2. A short, one or two paragraph long, summary of the review.
  3. Their official salutation, name, and affiliation.
  4. Their consent to publish this information in the monograph

4. Preparing the reviews for publication.

Aldus Press will create a digital package containing the book-proposal, iThenticate report and manuscript. A link to this package will be sent to the validated reviewers as suggested by the author(s). We will ask the reviewers for the following.

  1. Their review and endorsement for the publication. The review can be as long as they desire.
  2. A short, one or two paragraph long, summary of the review.
  3. Their official salutation, name, and affiliation.
  4. Their consent to publish this information in the monograph

How does this look?

Publication Model

Full Service

Our Full Service model contains the following:

  • Full Open Access publication of your book.
  • Designed cover
  • Lay-out according to one of our templates.
  • Copy editing of the whole manuscript. Please note that this does not include full language editing. If you are unsure whether your manuscript needs language editing we refer you to our partner Peerwith.
  • Open Online dissemination of HTML, Epub and PDF versions of your publication.
  • We will also disseminate an open print-file. This means that readers can download such a print-file and produce their individual printed version.
  • Readers can purchase a printed copy through our website at a reduced cost-based rate.
  • Authors receive 50 printed copies at no extra cost.
  • Book Publication Charge (BPC) is € 5.000 for a book of up to 500 pages. Please add € 500 for every 100 pages extra.

Online Model

We understand that for certain authors, specially in the Humanities & Social Sciences, it can be difficult to obtain the needed funding to publish Open Access. Therefore, we have created a cost efficient model. Certain elements, like copy editing are not included. Just like with OA journals the online edition can be accessed at no cost. Print copies are sold through our website. We chare a reduced Book Processing Charge (BPC) and try to make up for this by selling print copies.

Included in this model:

  • Full Open Access publication of your book.
  • Templated cover
  • Lay-out according to one of our templates.
  • Open Online dissemination of HTML, Epub and PDF versions of your publication.
  • Readers can purchase a printed copy through our website. The proceeds of these print sales help to offset the reduced Book Publication Charge (BPC).
  • Authors receive 3 printed copies at no extra cost.
  • Reduced BPC of  € 2.500 for a book of up to 500 pages. Please add € 250 for every 100 pages extra.

Printing cost

We offer printed copies through our website at the following cost.



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