Why publish with Zed Books?

As an academic press, we pride ourselves on our scholarly publishing services. We produce award-winning books featuring the highest quality research.

Every academic text we publish goes through a rigorous peer review process, a central part of our editorial policy. Furthermore, all Zed books must contribute to our social and political mission of increasing diversity within academia as well as expanding access to different types of knowledge and scholarly works across the globe.

Over four decades, we’ve developed a reputation as the go-to academic publisher for internationally focussed, critical, social science research. Our books take on challenging, sometimes controversial subjects and are written by researchers wanting to critically examine the status quo, often including commonly held assumptions within their subject specialism.

Academics driven not only by exceptional research and publication standards, but also by the desire to enhance diversity within the academy come to Zed Books. We are exceptionally proud to partner with individuals who are concerned with their work having explicit social impact beyond their career progression. We also partner with many remarkable institutions committed to social justice.

Why is peer review so important?

Learn more about the various types of peer review, why it’s so important, what the social and political considerations of peer review are and how we use it at Zed Books.