All monographs and contributions to anthologies to be released as scholarly Open Access publications and generate publication points must be subject to peer review.

The Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR)’s National Publishing Committee has established the following criteria for peer review:

a) Peer review always occurs prior to publication.

Peer review is a process that is always carried out prior to the publication of original research findings.

b) At least one of the reviewers cannot have any ties to the publisher or author.

At minimum, a manuscript is to be evaluated by an expert in the field who has no connection to either the publisher or the author. The expert can be named or anonymous.

c) The peer-review evaluation concerns scholarly originality and quality.

Assessment of a text’s scholarly originality is to be included in the written recommendation.

NOASP is the link between a book’s editors and peer reviewers, and insures that the peer-review process is carried out in accordance with these criteria. It is important to note, however, that the publisher cannot guarantee that a book will receive publication points. Cappelen Damm Akademisk is an accredited Level 1 publisher of scholarly monographs and anthologies in the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers, yet each registration must be approved by the relevant authority at the particular institution.

Are you uncertain about whether your planned publication meets the requirements for scholarly publication? Contact us! We will be happy to help you.