Our Guiding Principles

Aberdeen University Press is committed to publishing work of the highest quality. All publications by AUP will undergo a rigorous peer review process by subject experts. Our editors and our reviewers follow the recommended guidelines of the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE), in order to make the review process as efficient as possible whilst maintaining a high quality of reviewer feedback.

We believe that academic research should be open to read and to publish without charge. Our decision to accept a manuscript for publication will be solely based on the outcome of our peer-review process and never on the author’s ability to pay.

Our Funding Model

Aberdeen University Press aims to be a Diamond Open Access publisher, with no charges to authors for publication or to readers for accessing our titles. Authors will never be required to pay a fee to publish with us.