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    George Washington

Frequently Asked Questions

Why publish with Aldus Press?

Aldus Press is an Open Access (OA) publisher dedicated to ensuring that our books achieve the widest possible dissemination and impact, and that our authors get credit for their work. The press was founded by a team of experienced scholarly publishers. Our mission is to help scholars, researchers, doctors, and engineers quickly publish monographs, conference volumes, textbooks, and multi-author works.

Aldus Press is dedicated to the celebrated Venetian printer Aldus Manutius, who pioneered many significant developments in publishing. Aldus Press stands for the same innovative, proud, quality-first attitude that Aldus Manutius embodied so many years ago.

How does the review process work?

We believe the traditional peer review model, whereby an editor invites two or three reviewers to review a manuscript, is not suitable for books. Reviewing a book takes a lot of time (compared to reviewing a journal article, for which this model was developed), which makes it very hard to find suitable reviewers. Moreover, this process is largely a black box, and quality control cannot be guaranteed.

At Aldus Press, we have developed an open peer review (OPR) process because we believe this is the most transparent, effective way for readers to validate the quality and relevance of our books, which is the primary goal of peer review. Prior to publication, authors solicit reviews of their work from their peers. Aldus validates the identities of these reviewers. Their names and affiliations (including their ORCID iDs) as well as the reviews are published in the book itself and included in the metadata. Based on the reputations and endorsements of these reviewers, readers will be able to assess the work quickly and accurately.

How much will it cost to publish my book?

We charge a standard Book Processing Charge (BPC) of € 5,000 per title for our Full Service Model.

This includes:

  • Up to 200 pages including figures, images, and tables.
  • Copy-editing
  • Professional typesetting
  • Custom cover design
  • 2 rounds of corrections
  • 50 printed author copies
  • Electronic dissemination via all applicable platforms

We also offer a more cost-effective Online Model, which costs € 2,500 per title.

This includes:

  • Up to 200 pages including figures, images, and tables
  • Professional typesetting based on one of our templates
  • Cover design based on our template
  • 3 printed author copies
  • Electronic dissemination via all applicable platforms

I don’t have access to funds. Can I still publish with Aldus?

We publish our books exclusively in Open Access, and the Book Publication Charge is the only way to cover publication costs. We might be able to help you obtain funding. Please click here for more informaion. We do not currently have an active waiver policy, but we may still be able to help researchers who do not have direct access to OA funding. Please contact us for more details.

What services do you offer?

We offer a comprehensive set of services to our authors, which are completely focused on your needs. Standard book publication includes:

  • 200 pages, including figures, graphs, and tables
  • Peer review
  • Custom cover design and professional typesetting
  • 50 printed author copies
  • ISBN, ISSN, and Crossref DOI registrations
  • Full Open Access with an appropriate CC license.
  • Worldwide distribution through our highly effective network

We can also provide additional services, such as publication management, language editing, translation, and graphic design. Please contact us for more details.

How long does it take to reach a decision about a book proposal?

At Aldus Press, we aim to reach a decision about your proposal quickly. We are usually able to give you a preliminary decision in less than two weeks. Our book proposals are peer reviewed, and we may ask you to update or modify your proposal based on the outcome of the review.

Why do you also publish your books as journals?

At Aldus Press, we also publish each of our books as a single, thematic issue of a peer-reviewed journal simply by giving each book an ISSN, which allows us to disseminate your book through a larger number of online platforms. This means your book will reach a wider audience. In addition, it may help some authors to apply for reimbursement of the Book Processing Charge (BPC). Not many funds currently cover the costs of Open Access publication for monographs. This way, our authors may be able to get (part of) the BPC covered by their funders or institutions.

Can we publish a multi-author work or edited volume and split the costs?

Yes! We are happy to invoice co-authors or editors separately. Just let us know the details.