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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another press for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in the Microsoft Word, RTF, or OpenDocument file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Press.

Author Guidelines

Book Guidelines

Manuscript Preparation to guarantee a smooth publication process and a seamless transformation of your manuscript into the final layout and various electronic platforms, the manuscript needs to be structured as follows:


Front Matter, in this order:


  • Title page
  • Dedication
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the book/conference
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Author (for authored books)
  • About the Editor/List of Contributors (for edited books)
  • List of Abbreviations
  • List of Figures and/or Tables



Front Matter

Title Page.- Please include all author/editor names, their affiliations, the book title and the subtitle. Ensure that the sequence of the author names is correct and the title of your book is final when you submit your manuscript. Please note: in the published book, affiliations are not included on the title page; they are included on the copyright page that immediately follows the title page. Once the manuscript has been delivered to Production, changes to title or, subtitle, authorship are no longer possible.

Foreword (optional).- If you intend to include a foreword, please submit it with the manuscript. A foreword is usually written by an authority on the subject, and serves as a recommendation of the book. If it is a contributed foreword, the name of the foreword’s contributor is always given at the end; affiliations and titles are generally not included, but the date and place of writing maybe.

Preface (optional).- A preface should not contain a reference list. An introduction to the subject of the book should not be confused with a preface. A preface concerns the book itself (e.g., why it is important, why it was written), while an introduction presents the subject matter of the book. The introduction does not belong in the frontmatter.

Acknowledgements (optional).- Acknowledgments of support or assistance in preparing the book can be included as the last paragraph(s) of the preface. If the acknowledgment is more than one page long, it should start on a separate page under the heading: Acknowledgments.

About the Author (optional).- A brief biography including institutional affiliations, other written works, andaccomplishments.

List of Abbreviations (optional).- A list of abbreviations and/or symbols may be very helpful if numerous abbreviations and special symbols are scattered throughout the text.

List of Contributors (contributed volumes only; optional).- Editors should include a “List of Contributors” section in which each contributor is listed (canbe listed alphabetically) with each contributor’s affiliation and/or profession. Please ensure that the List of Contributors is up to date and confirmed by each contributor. Please decide if given names should be written in full or abbreviated to initials. Please be consistent. Except for certain subject areas, contributors’ short biographies will appear at the end of each corresponding chapter. Please consult your editor for further details. If contributor bios are desired, they can be included either in the front matter or distributed by chapter.

List of Figures and/or Tables (optional).- A List of Figures will be generated if non-keyed material is provided with the manuscript than dover. Non-keyed material may include items such as figures, illustrations, and maps. A separate List of Tables willbe generated if tables are provided. Individual items will be labeled according to chapter number and sequence (e.g., Fig. 1.1 willbe the first figure in chapter 1; Fig. 1.2 will be the second figure in chapter 1, etc.).

Keywords (if applicable).- Please consult your Editor for keyword usage. Each keyword should not contain more than two compound words, and each keyword phraseshould start with an uppercase letter. When required we allow three to six keywords.

Use American or British spelling and punctuation consistently within a Book (for example, behavior/behavior) except for quoted material. In works dealing with foreign languages, especially those with alphabets different from English, it is wise to decide on the spelling or transliteration style of names and words at the outset and to include your preferences in your list of stylistic decisions.

Figure Captions.- Give each figure a concise caption, describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions at the end of the text file, not in the figure file. Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption and use boxes, circles, etc. as coordinate points in graphs instead of color lines. Graphics and diagrams should be saved as EPS files with the fonts embedded. MicrosoftOfficefiles (Excel or PowerPoint) can be submitted in the original format (xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx). Scannedgraphics in TIFF format should have a minimum resolution of 1200 dpi. Photos or drawings with fine shading should be saved as TIFF with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and should measure 3 by 5 inches.

References.- As a rule, all the references given in the list of references should be cited in the body of a text (i.e., in the text proper, any appendix, any footnotes to either of these, figure legends, or tables). Of course, any reference may be cited more than once. Citation may take one of two forms: •By name of cited author and year of publication: One author: (Miller 1991) or Miller (1991). Two authors: (Miller and Smith 1994) or Miller and Smith (1994). Three authors or more: (Miller et al. 1995) or Miller et al. (1995). By number, whether sequential by order of citation or according to the sequence in analphabetized list: Single citation: [9]. Multiple citation: [4–6, 9]. The citations should be in numerical order, certain recommended styles (e.g., APA, Chicago).



Please also refer to Editada’s Books Publishing Permissions Guidelines, which gives comprehensive information on permission clearance.

Prior to article submission, authors should clear permission to use any content that has not been created by them. Failure to do so will lead to lengthy delays in publication or removal of content from the chapter/book. Editada is unable to publish any copy which has permission pending. The rights Editada require are:

  • Non-exclusive rights to reproduce the material in the book.
  • Print and electronic rights.
  • Worldwide English language rights.

When reproducing tables, figures or excerpts from another source, it is expected that:

  • Authors obtain the necessary written permission in advance from any third party owners of copyright for the use in print and electronic formats of any of their text, illustrations, graphics, or other material, in their manuscript.
  • Authors obtain any proof of consent statements
  • If an author adapts significantly any material, the author must inform the copyright holder of the original work.
  • Authors must always acknowledge the source in figure captions and refer to the source in the reference list.
  • Authors should not assume that any content which is freely available on the web is free to use. Authors should check the website for details of the copyright holder to seek permission for re-use.

Upon submission, authors should complete the Permissions Checklist form and attach to the Chapter Transfer Agreement form. A permissions request form is available for use from your Publisher or Editor.