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Publishing your work

Cambridge Scholars Publishing are now inviting book proposals in all our academic and scholarly research fields. We would be pleased if you would consider submitting a proposal to publish a book or edited collection.

With more than 800 titles due to publish this year, and sales in more than 120 countries worldwide, Cambridge Scholars Publishing is one of the world’s leading scholarly publishers. Cambridge Scholars Publishing was established with the express intention of providing opportunities for specialised research to be disseminated to a wide audience.

We publish in all major fields of academic research and practice, in Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Health Sciences. Our latest Newsletter has lots of information about Cambridge Scholars, including our home base at the Lady Stephenson Library, how we commission and select our titles, our unique ‘Print on Time’ system, and the chance to meet some of our publishing team.

We put our authors first in everything we do. Cambridge Scholars Publishing offer a fast, fair and friendly proposal review. Our titles are all published in handsome hardback, as well as eBook formats. We distribute worldwide via our international network of booksellers including Amazon, Ebsco/GOBI, ProQuest and Ingram. A title published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing will never be out of stock or unavailable, thanks to our unique Print on Time global distribution system. We offer an escalating royalty payment – the more we sell, the higher the royalty rate, from the first copy sold. Authors retain copyright. We make no charge for publication. We call these our Author Promises, and you can read about them here.

Proposals for an authored title or edited collection should be submitted via our Book Proposal Form. We are very happy to consider edited collections from Conferences, and adapted Doctoral Theses. Notes of Guidance can be found here  for Conferences, and here for Doctoral Theses.

Books should be more than 35,000 words and fewer than 200,000 words, except in exceptional circumstances. We ask that any permissions required (such as translations, or the rights to include a previously published section) be agreed before proposal submission.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing was founded in 2001 by University of Cambridge alumni and faculty, and relocated to the historic Lady Stephenson Library in Newcastle Upon Tyne a few years later.

Though not connected to Cambridge University in any way, we remain proud of our roots, and maintain a representative office in Cambridge, the city of our foundation. This year, we also opened regional representative offices in Barcelona, Spain; Berlin, Germany; and Hangzhou, China.

We welcome your suggestions for new publications. Within this section of the website you will find an overview of the proposal, submission, and publication processes but if any of your questions aren’t answered, please contact Rebecca Gladders in the first instance, rebecca.gladders@cambridgescholars.com.