Here at Zed Books, we ensure all our publications undergo an external peer review by leading subject experts at both the proposal and draft manuscript stages. As standard we use a single-bind peer review process, so feedback is kept anonymous, with the aim of providing a balanced, impartial assessment of a work’s strengths and weaknesses.

We believe peer review is crucial to refining research and ensuring our publications achieve the greatest impact within and beyond the academy and third sector. We can work with your organisation to facilitate peer review, or manage it completely on your behalf.

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.