Publisher of Humanities, Social Science & STEM Books


How to Publish Your Book

Ready to publish your book?

Taylor & Francis welcomes submissions of book proposals for academic and professional books.

If you are interested in submitting a book proposal (for print and/or open access), you can find information on the process below. We look forward to receiving your submission.

Icon: Download image Submit Proposal

If you have not yet been in contact with T&F about your book, please get in touch with the relevant Commissioning Editor. They will likely provide you with a specific proposal form suitable for your subject area and book idea.

Icon:Clipboard Internal Editorial Assessment

The Editor will assess the strengths of your proposal and how well it fits with the subject list.

Icon: Magnifying glassInitial peer review

Your book proposal – whether print or open access – will be sent out for initial peer review (4-6 weeks).

Icon: Speech bubble Discuss Reviews

Potentially revise and resubmit proposal based on reviewer feedback and discussions with your Editor.

Icon: Pair of hands shakingEditorial Board Meeting

If approved for publication, the contract terms are determined.

Icon: Paper and pencilSign Contract

Key parts of the contract include length, royalties, copyright, and the delivery date. Open access contracts are available and all of our standard contracts include literature to allow for open access conversion at a later date if required.

Icon: Page of a manuscriptWriting Phase

May include peer reviews or work with a Development Editor. At this stage, your Editor will send you detailed guidelines on formatting, image specs, permissions etc. Talk to your Editor about content issues.

Icon: BookManuscript Delivery

Submit your final manuscript, working with an Editorial Assistant on formatting and permissions queries and payment of any open access book publishing charge (BPCs).

Icon: EyeProduction

Production Editor assigned. Copyediting and typesetting, proofreading and indexing, collating and correction, and cover finalized. Production usually takes 5-6 months.

Icon: Rocket Book Publishes

Our global sales & marketing team works with retailers, universities and other aggregators to ensure your book is promoted and sold to the appropriate target audience.

Open access content will be hosted on and a copy of your work will be deposited into the archives with CLOCKSS and Portico. We also send a record of your work to OAPEN and the Open Research Library, two of the biggest open access books repositories. Additionally, we have 30+ metadata feeds to platforms such as Google Scholar and Amazon where readers outside of academic institutions can access your work, benefiting independent researchers across the globe.

Ready to submit your proposal? View and download our publishing guidelines.