Choice announces 2019 Outstanding Academic Titles, will continue to share extracts with non-subscribers

For Immediate Release
Mon, 12/02/2019


Deb Villavicencio-Eschinger

Marketing Manager


MIDDLETOWN, CT - In December, 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 and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic community. This year’s complete list features 521 books and digital resources from 132 publishers. 

As initiated with the 2018 awards, Choice editors will continue to present a popular weekly series of “sneak peeks” into the 2019 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 now be available to non-subscribers as well.  

Reflecting upon this year’s list, Bill Mickey, Choice editorial director, remarked, “We’re very excited to publish this list a month earlier, just in time for Holiday shopping! As always, the OATs—recognizing hundreds of titles—represent a remarkable cross-section of published research and we’re proud to shine a spotlight on the hard work from authors, editors, and publishers in the academic community.” 

Visit the Choice website each week for a new, themed carve-out of the 2019 OATs—featuring themes such as top 10 titles, subject-specific titles, or timely collections. 


About Choice

As a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Librarians, Choice supports the work and professional development of academic librarians by providing tools and services that help them become more effective advocates for their patrons. Through its over fifty-year history, it has established itself as an authoritative source for the evaluation of scholarly resources and as the publisher of trusted research in areas of interest to a changing academic library community. Today, Choice works to bring librarians, scholars, publishers, and the reading public together, facilitating a shared concern for the discovery, management, and preservation of scholarly information.