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Introducing Routledge Focus

Routledge is pleased to introduce our new program of short form publications. This exciting new format allows academics the flexibility to publish innovative
peer-reviewed research with a short turnaround.

Routledge Focus is our program of short form publications. Building on our strengths in scholarly publishing through Routledge Research monographs and our Routledge Handbooks Online platform, Routledge Focus offers both established and early-career academics the flexibility to publish cutting-edge commentary on topical issues, policy-focused research, analytical or theoretical innovations, in-depth case studies, or short topics for specialized audiences.

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Advantages for Authors

  • Speed to market – 10–12 weeks from submission to publication.
  • Topicality – Allows you to respond quickly to current affairs and contemporary issues and policies.
  • Flexibility – Perfect for situations where you have too much material for an article but not enough for a full-length book.
  • Accessibility – Helps you to make your research findings concise and accessible.
  • Impact – Format, quick timeframe, and competitive pricing helps your work to impact upon policy and practice.
  • Quality – All titles in the Routledge Focus program will be subject to our usual high standards of peer review.
  • Benefits – Subject to standard Routledge author contracts including royalties and subsidiary rights.
  • Global Market – You will have all the benefits of your short form title being marketed, sold, and distributed by a major Publisher with genuinely global coverage.


  • Length – 20,000 to 50,000 words including notes and references.
  • Format – Each Routledge Focus title will be published as an eBook (suitable for reading on your e-reader, laptop, mobile device, or tablet). For those that still prefer print, there will be a simultaneous print-on-demand Hardback available.
  • Single-Authored/Edited Collection – Both single-authored or edited collections can be submitted.


We welcome submissions in any of the subject areas within humanities, social sciences, and behavioral sciences where Routledge currently publishes.

Titles published in the Routledge Focus program could include:

  • A short overview of an emerging area or “hot topic.”
  • A detailed case-study.
  • Reworking of research for a policy audience.
  • Analytical or theoretical innovations.
  • A timely response to current affairs or policy debates.
  • Information and analysis for professionals and practitioners within a certain field.
  • Edited collection with a variety of viewpoints.


Routledge Focus titles sell globally into all our national and regional markets and are valuable reading for scholars, students, researchers, professionals, and practitioners, as well as those working in think tanks and policy circles. The titles will be available for individual or institutional purchase.

How to Become a Routledge Focus Author

Please contact the relevant subject editor and send them a book proposal. The contact details for Routledge editors are available  here. You can also access the Routledge Focus Proposal Guidelines.