A new generation of academic publishing

Sidestone Press is an academic publishing house founded by scholars, for scholars. As a publisher we have one clear ambition, which is to make scientific information available to everyone. We believe scientific information should be available at all times, in all places and to each and every one. This means that the printing and selling of books is but one part of what we believe a good publisher should do.

Sidestone books are published both as hardcopy printed books and as digital e-books that can be found in libraries and bookstores around the world. In addition to this, Sidestone books can also be freely accessed online through different channels such as Google Books, Google Scholar and through our own digital ebook library. By offering access to our books for free, more people than ever have access to our publications. First of all this is beneficial to our authors as it greatly increases the exposure of their work, and in effect, the impact of their research. Second, of course, it enables our readers – scholars and students around the world – to access our publications at any time and in any place, including those parts of the world where access to good quality academic libraries is not guaranteed.


Peer-review & Sidestone Imprints

From 2012 onwards Sidestone books are published under one of three different imprints: Sidestone Press Academics, Sidestone Press Dissertations and Sidestone Press.

“Academics” is the imprint reserved for peer-reviewed publications. The “Dissertation” Imprint is applied to all PhD theses that are also considered peer-reviewed. The “Sidestone Press” imprint relates to all non-peer-reviewed publications, as well as all books published prior to 2012.

Learn more about the different Sidestone Imprints


Authors, Series and Partners

Sidestone publishes books for various authors, and partners. These vary from monographs by single authors to full book series for large institutes. We also work on various projects that focus on digitizing and re-issuing of old, out-of-print books. These can include textbooks of 10 years old but also ancient classics of over 350 years old.

Getting Published
To suggest your manuscript for publication with Sidestone Press, please fill out the registration form and we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your proposal.

Partners & Series
Sidestone is a publishing partner for various institutes such as the Dutch National Museum of Ethnography, the municipality of Delft. Some of these co-operations feature in the section “Partners”. Feel free to contact us to learn what Sidestone could mean as a publishing partner for your institute, or have a look at some of our current partners & series.


Marketing & Distribution

Sidestone books are promoted in a variety of ways and can be purchased in bookshops around the world, both as printed books as well as e-books.

A wide variety of tools are employed to help promote our books, including the distribution of catalogues and sending out of review-copies to professional journals.

Have a more detailed look at our book promotion and distribution



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