What Scholars Say . . .
I have published five books with Mellen over my career. I choose them repeatedly because of their reliability and forthrightness in dealing with authors. Their contracts are always fully clear; they maintain a full brief on all ongoing research; and they are commendably flexible over deadlines.
I have also peer-reviewed a number of texts for The Edwin Mellen Press and am impressed with their standards which seem more demanding than other publishing houses. For instance, as well as requiring independent peer review, The Edwin Mellen Press has for many years refused to accept a manuscript unless it is recommended by three established scholars, one of whom supplies the Preface to the book. (It is a condition of publication that this process take place prior to formal peer review.)
In my case scholars have proved very willing to submit material in support of my publications, which were the major justification for my being awarded a personal chair in Bristol in 2002. I certainly would stand lower within my institution without Mellen's support, and I have remained grateful and indebted to them since first being promoted senior lecturer in 1993.
Prof. John Parkin
University of Bristol
This was our last serious post to the thread (not counting TimidLibrarian's query). Just a reminder.