(8 January 2019) In January of each year, Choice publishes its Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) list. This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice during the previous calendar year. This year’s complete list features 455 books and digital resources from 141 publishers.
New this year, Choice editors will also present a weekly series of “sneak peeks” into the 2018 OAT list, providing an overview of the year’s best academic nonfiction in selected subject areas. While the eagerly awaited Outstanding Academic Titles list in its entirety is only available to Choice magazine and Choice Reviews subscribers, these mini-lists will be available to non-subscribers as well.
Reflecting on the decision to release selected portions of the list to a wider audience, Choice Editorial Director Bill Mickey remarked, “The list is of great utility to our academic library subscribers, but we also see an opportunity to celebrate the OAT authors, editors, and publishers with a wider cross-section of professionals, faculty, and like-minded readers in and around the academy. After all, who doesn’t like a good book?”
Visit the Choice website http://choice360.org/librarianship/oat-toc each week for a new, themed carve-out of the 2018 OATs—featuring themes such as top 10 titles, subject-specific titles, or timely collections.
Choice is a publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association. Founded in 1964, Choice has for over 50 years been the premier source for reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education. Please visit Choice at www.choice360.org for more information.