Amsterdam University Press

Review or Inspection Copy

We are always happy to hear from those wishing to write reviews of our books for publication, or to consider one of our books for course use.

Review Copies

To request a free review copy, please contact our Marketing Department via marketing@aup.nl.

Please include the following details in your request:

  • The book title, authors, and ISBN
  • The reason for your request (e.g. review, author interview, etc.)
  • The name and details of your newspaper, journal, blog, etc. If you have not previously requested a review copy from AUP please include a sample of your journal or magazine, with details of its readership
  • Your name and position
  • The address to which the review copy should be dispatched, with a contact telephone number

Review copies are sent out at the discretion of Amsterdam University Press under the following conditions:

  • A PDF copy of the review is sent to marketing@aup.nl upon publication
  • In the case where both hardback and paperback versions of the book are available, the paperback will be sent
  • We strongly encourage that where books are available in Open Access, the journal/reviewer accepts a digital copy of the book
  • One copy of the book is sent per journal
  • We can only issue review copies in response to a request from a book reviews or journal editor

Inspection copies

Lecturers can order an inspection copy of any title.

If you should decide not to assign the book, you can send the undamaged inspection copy back or pay the invoice.

For more information or to order an inspection copy you can contact our Ordering Department via orders@aup.nl.

Please include the following information in your request:

  • The book title, authors, and ISBN
  • Course/Module Name
  • Academic level (e.g. 1st year Bachelor)
  • Name of Institution
  • Start date
  • The number of students
  • The name or names of all instructors teaching the course
  • Address to which the book should be sent

Journals

To request a sample copy of one of our journals, please email subscriptions@aup.nl.
Please include the following details in your request:

  • The name of the journal
  • Your name
  • The address to which the sample copy should be dispatched
  • If applicable: Your position and the name of your institution and department
  • Please check whether your institution already subscribes to the journal you are interested in before submitting your request.

Inspection copies will be sent with an invoice. If you assign the book to your students and order at least twenty copies, you may keep the inspection copy free of charge. In this case, please ignore the invoice.

All review, inspection and sample copies are sent out at the discretion of Amsterdam University Press.