You are always welcome to submit a proposal
We publish monographs, edited volumes and conference proceedings on a wide range of specialist subjects. We also dedicate 10% of our publishing output each year to PhD dissertations by aspiring academics, in whose work we see particular potential.
You will receive a prompt response to your submission
All proposals are assessed by our Editorial Panel, which comprises leading academics with established publishing records and specialisms in their chosen field. We respond promptly to authors, typically within a four to six week period, because we believe that initiating the journey to publication should be as efficient as possible.
What we need
We recognise that research may be at varying stages of completion by academics considering publication, which is why we keep our proposal requirements as simple and flexible as possible. We have a short proposal form (for a PDF, click here) we ask authors to complete, covering the following areas:
Where to send it
Please send all speculative proposals to Camilla Harding, Commissioning Editor. If you have a question about a submission you wish to make, please contact Camilla and a member of our commissioning team will respond as appropriate.
What happens next
We will acknowledge your submission as soon as we receive it. Our commissioning team will then review the submission to ensure that all the correct information has been provided and, if required, liaise with you to source any additional information to ensure we are in a position to proceed to a full editorial review. Proposals are passed to our Editorial Panel for a formal review, at which stage the scope, objectives and suitability for publication are assessed. Once a decision has been made, our commissioning team will either contact you to outline our reasons for rejecting the proposal or confirm that your proposal has been accepted. If your submission is successful, a member of our contracts team will then arrange for a contract to be prepared and agreed with you.