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Why publish with us?

Published within the University of Oxford, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (previously SVEC) has a long-established reputation as the foremost series dedicated to eighteenth-century research of the highest quality. We welcome work across a broad range of disciplines and critical methodologies, reflecting the diversity and global network of exchange that characterizes the Enlightenment.

  • An international readership: volumes are bought on subscription by university and research libraries worldwide.
  • All proposals reviewed by the Editorial board with comprehensive feedback given to the author/editor before an invitation to submit the draft manuscript.
  • Nomination of your book for academic prizes and awards.
  • Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by leading scholars: helping the author prepare their work, and maintaining the series’ high standards.
  • Fast production times: no more than 10 months from receipt of manuscript to date of publication.
  • Proposals on all aspects of the eighteenth century, in English or French (proposals for monolingual volumes only), are welcome.
  • We are a small, dedicated team and you will have one contact person throughout the production and marketing stages.
  • Experienced copyeditors and proofreaders will work on your manuscript to ensure that your book is published to the highest quality.
  • Your book will never go out of print: all books are available print-on-demand after the initial print run.
  • Authors and editors benefit from a 35% discount on all Voltaire Foundation books.