The Art of Acquisitions

From the AUPresses Acquisitions Editorial Committee

Acquisitions Hangouts

A regular series of informal online panels organized by the AUPresses Acquisitions Editorial Committee on topics that explore “The Art of Acquisitions.” Intended primarily for the AUPresses community, the Hangouts will bring groups of acquisitions editors together to share their wit, wisdom, and hard-won experience.

Q&A with attendees will be an important part of the events—look for the chat window in the broadcast window.

Upcoming Hangouts 

Peer Review Ethics: Professional, organizational, and individual responsibilities for reviewing unpublished work
Friday, December 14
1:15 pm Eastern
***AUPresses Members Only***
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This AUPresses acquisitions editorial session will cover ethical considerations and expectations in peer reviewing. Peer reviewing is essential to the reliability of scholarly communication, and it serves 3 main functions: it assists acquisitions editors in selecting legitimate scholarship for publication; it plays a pivotal role in the faculty board approval process; and it serves as a form of professional development for scholarly authors and their careers. University presses are uniquely positioned between scholarly communication and professional development for that reason. The session will explore these multi-faceted issues related to peer reviewing ethics, and the expectations that acquisitions editors/publishers have for the process.

Matthew Bokovoy, University of Nebraska Press, moderator
Amanda Lanne-Camilli, SUNY Press
Wendi Schnaufer, The University of Alabama Press

Members-Only Hangouts Recordings Available

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Public Hangouts Recordings

Scholars and Editors on Social Media
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Peer Review: Why it Matters & What's Ahead
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Best Practices for Peer Review

This 2016 handbook is a resource for member publishers, acquisitions editors both new and experienced, faculty editorial boards, scholarly authors and researchers, and new scholarly publishing programs. The Best Practices handbook was developed by the Association's Acquisitions Editorial Committee through a consensus-building two-year process to articulate a set of practices that comprise a rigorous process of peer review.

Learn more and read or download the Best Practices here >