Academic publishing services

As an established and globally renowned academic press, we provide hands-on support to academics publishing with us. We aim to provide a highly efficient, transparent and supportive process grounded in the shared objective of publishing critical academic work of the highest standard.

Our academic books undergo an external peer review by leading subject experts at both the proposal and draft manuscript stages. We use a single blind peer review process, so feedback in anonymous, with the aim of providing a balanced, impartial assessment of your work’s strengths and weaknesses. We believe this helps you to refine your research and ensure your work achieves the greatest impact within and beyond the academy.

We invest heavily in marketing, the production and distribution your work. Every title is expertly positioned for the right readership. As part of this process, digital as well as physical books are beautifully designed, formatted and optimised for the right markets. We have an in-depth understanding of academic impact in the twenty-first century and have dedicated teams working on your book’s metadata and discoverability.

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.