Leiden University Press (2010)

Peer review procedure

A manuscript that qualifies for publication by LUP, is forwarded by the publisher to two members of the appropriate editorial staff council. These two members are requested to suggest each two names of external peer reviewers. We then approach these external peer reviewers to write a peer review following the ‘LUP Review Form’.

  • If the first two reviews share the same opinion, this opinion will be presented for agreement to the editorial staff council by email.
  • If LUP receives only one review, with either a positive of a negative advice, or if the reviewers have different opinions, the manuscript will be scheduled for the next meeting of the editorial staff council where will be decided whether to publish the book.
  • If the author is asked to revise his/her manuscript, the final manuscript goes back to one of the two ‘first readers’ for approval.