Books Program

Eligibility and Scope

Our open access book program accepts expressions of interest from UVA faculty, staff, and students.

Our book program is broadly constructed to include single-author works, edited volumes, open textbooks, open educational resources, and other book-like works.


Basic book services

  • Editorial, design, and production services - can provide with copyediting, typesetting, cover design, EPUB and PDF creation, and indexing
  • Open access book hosting – provided via Fulcrum and includes ability to host supplemental and A/V files
  • ISBN management and DOI registration with DataCite
  • Archiving and preservation – via Fedora, APTrust, and CLOCKSS
  • Advice on publishing practices and copyright
  • Statistics – we provide usage statistics to help demonstrate our books’ impact

Optional services

  • Print-on-demand

Role and Responsibilities


  • Provision of agreed upon editorial, design, and production services
  • Provide web hosting for book and supplemental files
  • ISBN management and DOI registration
  • Preservation in CLOCKSS and other repositories made available by vendor
  • Provide book metrics
  • Advice on publishing practices and copyright
  • Retain right to provide access to publication in perpetuity

Book author(s) or editor(s)

  • Provide book text and files in requested format and specifications
  • Secure permissions to use copyrighted materials
  • Editors will secure author agreements
  • Develop and manage peer review
  • Manage book promotion including any social media
  • Provide financial work tags for agreed upon cost-sharing
  • Respond to Aperio communications in a timely manner
  • Student work must be sponsored by a UVA faculty member or academic unit
  • Provide contact information for at least two people affiliated with the project


Each book project will have a unique cost based on desired services. Based on available funding, Aperio may be able to subsidize a book’s cost in part or in whole. Remaining costs will be the responsibility of authors or editors. Decisions by Aperio’s Faculty Advisory Board are made independently.


If you would like to publish a book with us, please review our other practices and policies as well before contacting with an expression of interest.

Deadlines and Review Process

Please refer to the Proposal Information page for the latest information.