Submit your manuscript


Submitting your manuscript is the culmination of your hard work, and a huge step towards having the published book in your hands.

Your manuscript and any supporting material (solutions manual, test bank, website etc.) should be submitted in electronic format. There is no need to submit a hard copy unless your project editor advises you to do so.

If your manuscript contains special characters, equations or any precise formatting that needs to be retained, please submit a PDF of your manuscript for reference in addition to an editable version.

Your project editor will advise you as to the appropriate method of submission. Possible methods include, but are not limited to:

  • Email: Please advise your project editor of the specific files you plan to send so that he/she can confirm receipt.
  • Press’s ftp site: Your project editor will confirm the specific link to use.
  • An ftp server of your choosing: Please include address, username and password details.
  • WeTransfer or Dropbox.
  • ScholarOne Manuscripts: Your contact will advise you if this is possible and provide you with login details.
  • Mailing your project editor a CD, DVD or memory stick: Please label clearly with book title and editor/author name.

Submission checklist

Before you submit, take one last look and ensure you’ve included:

  • The final version of all chapters, saved under an appropriate name and with any tracked changes accepted.
  • The names of all main authors and co-authors with complete postal address, including street name and email address. For edited volumes, please supply (at a minimum) an email address for the corresponding author of each chapter.
  • Final version of each image file (see Artwork Guidelines). 
  • A full Table of Contents and any preliminary material (e.g. Dedication, Acknowledgements, Contributors, List of Abbreviations, Foreword, Preface) you’d like to add.
  • A complete set of permission grants, labeled clearly (see Permissions Guidelines).
  • Unless otherwise advised, abstracts and keywords for each chapter for inclusion in the online version of your book (see Abstract and Keyword Guidelines). 
  • For LaTeX submissions please provide a full set of all .tex files, including any extra style files that you have created, and figures, and a PDF of the full manuscript.

How to organize and supply your manuscript

There are two main ways of organizing your folders – either by chapter number or type of material – please see grid. Either way is acceptable but please be consistent in your naming of folders and files so that they appear in the correct sequential order.

  • Please do not use a mixture of naming conventions using spaces, full points and underscores in folder/file names, such as “Fig 1.1a.eps”, “Fig 1.1_b.eps” “Figure 1.2.eps”, “Fig. 1.3.eps”, “Fig_1.4.eps” as the folders/files will not appear in sequence, which makes it more difficult to check for completeness.
  • Please only use the name and number of the component in the folder/file name, e.g. Chapter 1. Please do not include chapter titles or other notes about the content as this can make the folder/file name very long and unstable when transferring files – we may have to ask you to resubmit the folder/files if there is a problem.
Chapter 1Artwork
Artwork*Fig 1.1.eps
Chapter 1Fig 1.1.eps
Fig 1.2.tiff
Tables**Table 1.1
Table 1.2
Chapter 2Fig 2.1.tiff
Fig 2.2.tiff
TextChapter 1Tables
Electronic onlyVideo clip 1.1Chapter 1Table 1.1
Table 1.2
Abstracts and keywordsChapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 2Table 2.1
Chapter 2Text
ArtworkFig 2.1.tiff
Fig 2.2.tiff
Chapter 1
TablesTables 2.1Chapter 2
TextChapter 2Electronic only
Electronic onlyVideo clip 2.1Chapter 1Video clip 1.1
Chapter 2Video clip 2.1
Abstracts and keywords
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
*Figure captions should be supplied at chapter ends, i.e. they are part of the text.
**Tables can appear at end of chapter if they are small and simple in content, otherwise please supply separately.