Peer Review Process
The peer review process at Cambria Press is similar to that of university and other high quality academic presses.
When you submit your proposal, it is reviewed by a series editor. The series editor will recommend whether to proceed further with a review of sample chapters or the entire manuscript (if available). The series editor might also consult with other scholars in the field for their opinion of the work.
If the series editor’s review is favorable, we then send the work for external blind peer review. Like most scholarly publishers, Cambria Press will move forward with the external review process only if your manuscript is contracted to us on an exclusive basis. This means that your book will be published by Cambria Press if it passes peer review.
Peer reviews are double blind. Cambria Press seeks out the foremost authorities in the academic field to evaluate the work.
In addition to submitting a reader’s report, reviewers respond to a questionnaire that asks them specific questions about the quality of the manuscript.
A decision is then made by Cambria Press based on the peer reviews and the recommendation of the series editors to either accept or reject a work.
Based on an assessment reflecting the views of peer reviewers, the series editor, and the press, the publication decision will be one of the following: (1) recommend publication as is, (2) recommend publication pending certain revisions, (3) revise and resubmit, (4) reject.