Asked • 06/17/19

Academic books published by university presses: How much expertise do the editors have?

I'm talking about books on specific academic topic, e.g. history of the Aztecs before colonialism, which are published by [university presses](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_press) like the Oxford University Press. How expert are the editors of such books? Can we count on them to ensure that authors don't misrepresent their sources, or don't make statements that are known by experts in that specific area to be clearly false? Or is their expertise really minimal and we must only trust on the authors?

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Camilo P. answered • 07/06/19

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