Peer review

Mattering Press is committed to peer reviewing works sent to us for consideration.

All book proposals, including sample material, will be read by a dedicated point editor and then assessed by the Editorial Board. They will collectively consider the suitability of texts for publication by Mattering Press.

If the Editorial Board decides that the proposed book is within the scope of the press, the point editor will initiate the peer review process. This will involve the proposal being sent to two external and independent reviewers for comment.

We encourage reviewers to consider returning an ‘open’ (i.e. non-anonymous) review. But we also offer the possibility of returning a ‘blind’ (i.e. anonymous) review if preferred.

Final editorial decisions are taken on the basis of the recommendations of the two reviewers and the assessment of the Editorial Board.

If the book proposal is accepted we may on some occasions also invite one or both reviewers to act as advisers to the book on a more ongoing basis. This is connected to our commitment to offering authors a higher level of support than is often the case and is something we are particularly keen to institute for works by early career scholars.