Evaluation Criteria

Entries must first meet basic eligibility requirements before further evaluation. If a book is deemed ineligible, it will be eliminated from the competition immediately.  Further evaluation is heavily-weighted toward research and scholarship. 

Evaluation Criteria

Use these common criteria employed by book editors:

  • Serious and exact scholarship representing a significant contribution to the discipline
  • Relevant topic of continuing importance to scholars across several disciplines
  • Authority in interpretation: depth and breadth of expertise represented
  • Spirit of objectivity
  • Research findings handled with skill and assurance:
  • Accurate, thorough, clear cross-referencing and indexing
  • Well-written and readable writing style


Download the full Evaluation Criteria document here.

For questions, contact:

Kristina Tadeo, Assistant Director of Alpha Sigma Nu

Phone | (414) 288-7542

Email | kristina.tadeo@marquette.edu