Guidelines for submitting manuscripts
Before submitting your manuscript, please provide us with
a précis, table of contents, sample chapter and information about yourself.
E-mail is fine, to
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Please submit manuscripts only if requested, and then only
after noting submission requirements below. Authors should submit works on
floppy disk as well as in clear hard-copy form.
Microsoft Word is our preferred word processor. We may or
may not be able to read other formats. Avoid embedded text formatting
Punctuation and spacing
All headings and text should be flush left, not indented,
justified or centered. Use normal capitalization.
Words should not be hyphenated, except when part of the
normal spelling – turn off auto-hyphenation on your word processor.
Chapter names and numbers should be rendered without
Tabs should not be used, except to make tables, which
should be submitted in separate files. Tables can be submitted in
spreadsheet files – preferably Microsoft Excel – but please discuss at an
Allow your word processor to wrap lines within paragraphs;
don't force line breaks with carriage returns. Don't force page breaks
except at the beginning of chapters. Put at least one blank line ahead of
any page break (they will not survive translation).
Don't type page numbers and running heads into the text
file. If your word processor can't generate them automatically, forget them.
Sentences should be separated by a single space,
paragraphs by a single return.
Em or En dashes should be indicated by --.
# bullets should be indicated thusly, or if # is used
otherwise in the manuscript, then by +, * or some other distinctive
character – but NOT by @, <, or >, which will confuse the typesetting
Characters such as é‚ ç , etc. can be entered directly in
the text file in most word processors: in DOS use the ALT key and the ASCII
number, in the range 128-168, entered on the number pad; in WordStar use
^P0, in WordPerfect ^V, in Windows use Char map, on Mac use Keycaps.
Otherwise, please make a separate list of special characters used. (Chinese
or other non-Roman characters can be used, if really necessary.)
Try to be consistent in using italics or bold
(bold not preferred) and state your policy for using them. In general,
minimize their use.
State whether you are following British or American
spelling and style. Run your file through a spellchecker, but check all its
suggested corrections (e.g. it may be using an American dictionary and you
want British spelling).
Be wary of multiple punctuation. US style is to have
periods and commas always before close quotes, British style allows quotes
before periods when the period is not part of the item quoted. Three
punctuation characters in a row are to be avoided, e.g. xxx," -- should be
Footnotes may be inserted in the text, but please ask us
for the correct format before doing so – your word processor's native format
may not translate automatically.
When submitting a manuscript, please include with it:
your name, address, phone, fax numbers and e-mail address
a table of contents,
a précis of the work.
Please do not submit original slides, photo negatives or
artwork without prior arrangement.
Manuscripts and other submitted materials will not be
returned without postage paid (especially overseas) and we take no
responsibility for damage or loss.
If you still have questions, contact us: