Academic recognition

Vernon Press is included in 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 in formal research evaluation exercises in Finland. You can download the list (in excel format) here: 

Vernon Press is included in the Nordic List (Norwegian Register for Scientific Publishers) as a Level 1 scientific book publisher as determined by NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data Level 1 publishers publish books that meet 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 (meaning that a maximum of 2/3 of the authors may belong to the same institution). The Nordic List is the result of common efforts by the Nordic countries (Norway, Denmark and Finland) to develop a common registry of authorized research publication channels. It is operated jointly between The National Board of Scholarly Publishing (NPU) and NSD on behalf of the norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. As national lists of approved scholarly publishers are not common, other countries lacking similar lists may also be using, or planning to use the Nordic List. For example, Sweden will be using the Nordic List as a tool for the creation of a national registry of authorized research publication channels ( Greenland and the Faroe Islands have similar plans. Additionally, from January 2016 the Nordic List is used to accredit research publications in South Africa (



Our books are indexed in Bowkers Books in Print, Nielsen, Ingram Content, RePEc (for books in economics), PhilPapers (for books in philosophy) and CNKI (for the Chinese market), among others. Our books' interiors are searchable and partly viewable using Amazon's "Look Inside The Book" (LITB) feature.  Each book's page on our website uses web meta tags that ensure it is indexed by specialized search engines such as Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic. We have agreements to distribute our ebooks in the most popular electronic collections, including EBSCO, Proquest, CNKI and Cyberlibris. Vernon Press is among the select academic publishers that are part of the YBP Approval Plan, which means that all our titles get the distinct benefits of profiling by the largest library wholesaler, potentially reaching over 4,000 libraries worldwide. As shown by holdings of our ISBNs reported by libraries in WorldCat, our titles are purchased by hundreds of academic libraries worldwide. 

Page last updated on September 11th 2018. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.