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Forms and Guidelines for Authors

This section gives an overview of the key documentation and guidelines we use when preparing and publishing your manuscript.

If you need any further help or assistance, or cannot find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Editorial team.

TYPESETTING: to send large files as part of your manuscript submission, please click here.

OUR 10 AUTHOR PROMISES: whether you are an experienced author or first-time author, and whether you are writing for us in Humanities & Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Physical Sciences or Life Sciences, we are pleased to make ten promises to our authors. To learn about our ten author promises, please click here.


Proposing a new book:

P1: Proposal submission form

P2: Intent to publish

P3: Proposing your PhD

P4: Adapting your conference proceedings for publication

Contributors – our policies and guidelines:

C1: Contributor’s agreement form (for conference proceedings and edited collections)

C2: Gratis copies policy

Preparing your Manuscript:

M1: Submission checklist

M2: Manuscript guidelines

M3: Sample - format

M4: Copyright and permissions - guidance

M5: Copyright and permissions - form

M6: Sample permissions request letter

M7: Advance marketing your book

Preparing your Book Cover:

F1: Images for your cover - guidance

F2: Re-use of image permissions form

F3: Front cover specifications: A4 paperback

F4: Front cover specifications: A5 paperback

F5: Front cover specifications: A5 hardback