For Authors

Academic Studies Press is an independent scholarly publisher devoted to advancing knowledge and understanding in the humanities and social sciences. With our outstanding, opinion-leading authors and series editors, we continuously strive to enhance understanding through our monographs and critical companions, improve the accessibility of classic works through our translations, and inspire dialogue through our  scholarly commentaries. We champion innovative ideas and new, creative interpretations.

Why Publish with ASP?

Peer Review

ASP is committed to ensuring that every manuscript we publish contributes to the knowledge of the subject and its field and comprises overall sound scholarship. Submissions are first vetted by our Series Editors and, if met with approval, are sent through rigorous peer review. Depending on the series and type of manuscript under consideration, we typically require two double-blind peer reviews. Reviewers are always well-respected scholars in the field familiar with the monograph format.  

Our Services

ASP provides services not always offered by scholarly presses, including copyediting and proofreading, indexing, and designing attractive cover art. We are happy to aid our authors in securing copyright permissions for illustrations or the republication of articles, and to assist our authors in putting together documentation to obtain research grants for their publications with us. In cases when a subvention is necessary, we work to keep these costs as low as possible.

Marketing and Distribution

ASP's Sales & Marketing team will work closely with you to determine the best marketing strategies for your book. All titles receive specialized attention to ensure visibility to the appropriate audience. Marketing  includes data distribution, conference participation, subject-specific print and email campaigns, and sales representation. 

ASP titles are distributed globally. We have close relationships with our vendors and distributors and strive to keep libraries, scholars, and the general reader well informed of our catalog offerings.

We also work closely with electronic book vendors to ensure our titles are available through popular e-platforms such as Proquest, Ebrary, EBL, EBSCO, and MyiLIbrary, among others.

Open Access

Open Access expands readership beyond the printed page and democratizes the distribution of research around the globe. ASP is pleased to offer authors the opportunity to publish their manuscript as part of our ASP Open program. Learn more about ASP Open here. 

First Book Program

Publication with a respected scholarly publisher like Academic Studies Press will help advance your academic career. ASP can help you turn your doctoral dissertation into an impressive scholarly monograph. Our peer review process for young scholars includes reports from two of your senior colleagues, one of which will focus specifically on structural and editorial recommendations.  

At your request, ASP can also offer “in-house” developmental editing of your manuscript, prior to its submission for peer review.  Developmental editing will enhance the likelihood of the recommendation to publish your manuscript as well as improve the academic quality and scholarly reception of your published monograph.

To learn more about our First Book Program, please contact the appropriate Acquisitions Editor. 

To Submit a Proposal

If you are interested in submitting a book proposal to ASP, please download and fill out our book proposal form as fully as possible, and email it to the appropriate Acquisitions Editor below:


David Michelson, PhD
Evolutionary Studies, Linguistics, Middle Eastern, and Central Asian Studies

Faith Wilson Stein, PhD
Russian, Slavic, and East European Studies

Gregg Stern, PhD
Jewish Studies

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