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Where can I order Arc Humanities Press books and journals?

Books published by Arc Humanities Press are possible to order directly from our website. ISD in Bristol, CT, USA, is the marketing and distribution agent for institutional customers for Arc Humanities titles in North America. Distribution outside North America and Canada is handled by NBNi International. Please see our Sales & Distribution page for more details.

Journal subscriptions can be only be ordered through ISD.


Who is responsible for obtaining the copyright permissions necessary for my book?


It is the author’s responsibility to secure permission to use any approved illustrative materials that is not their own (whether re-drawn or not). In some cases the use of an illustration may be considered to fall under ‘the right of quotation’ but is better to clarify this officially in advance. It is important to realize that illustrations taken from another book are not owned by the publisher of the book. It is important to find out who the actual owner of an illustration is; this is often the artist or photographer, or the library or museum where it is kept. Note: you must get permission for the use of material in the paper edition of your book as well as electronic editions (e.g. e-books or Amazon’s Look inside this book). The official term for this is embedded copyright. The costs of images can often be reduced by finding an external subsidy.

  • Always specify the use, e.g. a scholarly monograph with limited print run. Check whether a specific format for acknowledgement is required.
  • Make sure that you start clearing permissions as soon as possible, as it often takes much longer than expected.
  • When you submit your manuscripts, enclose a list of illustrations and copies of the permissions you have received.


There are universally accepted guidelines for the use of quotations from other people’s works, but these are also a bit vague: when in doubt, seek permission from the owner of the rights.

  • For extensive quotations of text; ‘extensive’ is generally taken to mean more than 100 words (even if spread out over more than one quotation). The Copyright Clearance Center is a good place to start and often faster than seeking permission from the publisher.
  • For any quotation from a poem, song, newspaper article or unpublished sources, whether in whole or in part.

Letting us know

Please let us know through email, with proof, that you've obtained the necessary permissions. For more detailed author guidance please visit our designated site page.

I would like to share ideas that tie in with my research and promote my work, can I write content for the AUP website?

Be it an opportunity to publish your recent keynote lecture, musings on a subject relevant to your research, or an interview between yourself and another scholar (among many other ideas), we invite students, editors, existing, or prospective authors to share content on our new website.

Authors may contact their commissioning editor to share an idea, or Lucia Dove directly (International Marketing) via

I am an author of AUP, do I receive a discount on AUP titles?

As an author of AUP we offer a discount of 40% on the sales price, excluding shipping or applicable sales taxes, on purchases of your book or any other in-stock English-language publications by AUP, as notified by email to

How long does the publishing process take, from proposal to publication?

  • Submitting a proposal - average evaluation time: 6 to 8 weeks
  • Preparing and submitting your manuscript for review
    • The submission deadline is indicated by the author(s)
    • Peer Review takes an average of 2-4 months
    • The deadline for revision and approval of the manuscript is indicated by the Commissioning Editor
  • Submitting the final draft of your manuscript for production - average time: 2 months
  • Production – average time: 4 to 6 months

For more detailed information, please read our Author Guide that indicates the step-by-step publication process for our books.

Can I publish my AUP publication on my personal website, institutional repository, and websites like

This is possible through Green Open Access. We support and actively encourage authors to share an appropriately credited author's version of academic book chapters, monographs and journal articles on institutional repositories, their personal website, and on websites such as ResearchGate or The author’s version is the manuscript after peer-review and accepted for publication, for instance as MS Word file, RTF or PDF, but not the AUP print proof or final PDF.

Where can I find information on AUP's Open Access policies?

You can find all information about our Open Access policies, including prices, options, and Green Open Access at our dedicated site page.

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Does AUP offer subscriptions through an agent or intermediary?

Yes. Please ask your agency to contact us our team directly at

Can I purchase a single print issue?

Yes, as long as we have the issue still in stock: please contact our team directly at AUP currently does not offer single article reprints.

What is the difference between personal and institutional subscriptions?

Personal and institutional online subscriptions differ in the way users access the content: personal subscribers receive a single, personal login for the online platform. An institutional subscription allows campus access: multiple users can access the content simultaneously.

I am a subscriber and I have an question about my subscription or journal invoice.

Please contact our team directly at

Can I get a personal subscription to your journal?

Most AUP journals offer personal subscriptions to print and/or the online editions. Please see the journal web page for more information.

I would like to renew, cancel or change my subscription.

Please contact our team directly at


Are AUP journals indexed?

Most of our journals are indexed by major services such as Google Scholar, EBSCO and DOAJ. Detailed information about abstracting and indexing can be found on the journal page.

Does AUP support green OA?

AUP supports green OA without any embargo. Please see our Open Access page for more information.

How do I submit my journal manuscript?

Please visit the journal home page for detailed information on how to submit your manuscript: most AUP journals accept submissions by email, others use an online submission system.

What are my OA options?

All full Open Access journals at AUP offer OA without author charges. For our hybrid (subscription) journals we can make a single article OA for a small fee (author processing charge). Please visit the journal page for more information. If you wish to publish OA please mention this to your journal’s handling editor.

What is AUP’s long-term digital preservation strategy?

AUP partners with Portico to ensure all content from our journals and Open Access books are preserved.

Can I sign up to be an editor/reviewer for your journals?

Please contact the journal editorial board directly: more information can be found on the journal page.


I am reviews editor for an academic journal/a journalist, how can I request a review copy?

We are always happy to hear from those wishing to write reviews of our books for publication. To request a free review copy, please contact our Marketing Department via

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 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