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 or tweet questions with the #artofACQ tag.

Upcoming Hangouts 

Diversity in Scholarly Publishing
Thursday, July 19
12:30pm Eastern
***AUPresses Members Only***
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Please join us to hear perspectives from three years of the Mellon University Press Diversity Fellowship, a program modeled on the Ford Foundation Fellowships to increase diversity among faculty. The goal of the MUPD Fellowship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is to increase diversity within academic publishing by providing one-year apprenticeships in acquisitions at one of the four participating presses. Joining the Mellon Fellows will be representatives from the AUPresses Diversity & Inclusion Task Force and the SSP Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, who will share the results of their respective surveys. We'll end with some brainstorming on retaining people of color and questions.


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 >