Academic recognition

Over the years several of our books have received prestigious awards including the Historic Preservation Book Prize 2021, the research prize by the #StopCorruption Association, the 2020 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award and the 2020 Miguel Covarrubias Prize among others. Many more of our books have been favorably reviewed in academic journals and received strong endorsements by independent professional publications such as ACL's Choice.

Our commitment to scholarship has been further recognized with inclusion in the official lists of academic publishers maintained by government agencies in several countries. These lists are sometimes used in formal research evaluation exercises in Europe and beyond:

  • Vernon Press is included on the Finnish Publication Forum's list of scholarly book publishers with a classification 1 (“peer-reviewed publication channels that are specialised in the publication of scientific research outcomes and have an editorial board of experts of the discipline”). The Finnish Publication Forum (JUFO in Finnish) is a rating and classification system to support the quality assessment of research output. It maintains a list of publishers classified by Expert Panels of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV). The Publication Forum/JUFO list is used extensively in formal research evaluation exercises in Finland. You can download the list (in excel format) here. 
  • Vernon Press is included on the Nordic List (Norwegian Register for Scientific Publishers) as a Level 1 scientific book publisher as determined by the Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD) . To become a Level 1 publisher, a publisher is required to comply with the NSD’s definition of scientific publications, have an academic publishing program with an external peer-review process and have a national or international authorship. Operated jointly by the National Board of Scholarly Publishing (NPU) and the NSD on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, this prestigious list strives to develop a common registry of authorized research publication channels that will be referenced both nationally and internationally. Countries that have no national lists of approved scholarly publishers are already using or planning to use the Nordic List. For example, Sweden, Greenland and the Faroe Islands all have plans to use the Nordic List as a tool to make their own national registries. In addition, from January 2016 the Nordic List has been used to accredit research publications in South Africa.
  • Vernon Press is included on the list of scholarly publishers maintained by The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC in Spanish) with a detailed classification of its procedures for manuscript selection and peer review (see entry for Vernon Art and Science). According to BOE the aforementioned CSIC list (Selección de originales) is used in formal research evaluation exercises in Spain.
  • Vernon Press is included on the Polish list of scholarly publishers recognized by the Ministry of  Science and Higher Education and the Science Evaluation Commission (KEN) as a Level 1 scientific book publisher. Our presence on this list signifies that we meet the KEN’s ethical principles, in accordance with the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and follow an established peer-review procedure in all of our scientific publications. You can see the complete list (in Polish) here.


Page last updated on January 3rd 2023. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.