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What is the role of a series editor?

Series editors work with an acquiring editor at a press to provide guidance on projects in the series. They can be additional sources of support, feedback, expertise, and advocacy for the author. The level of engagement varies, but common responsibilities include promoting the series at conferences, soliciting book proposals and manuscripts from potential authors, evaluating submissions, suggesting peer reviewers, assessing peer reviews, providing developmental support for projects, and helping to promote the published book within scholarly communities.

—University of Arizona Press, November 2022 

See also “Can or should the series editor act as a peer reviewer?” in Best Practices for Peer Review, An AUPresses Handbook for Scholarly Books (2022).