Resources for Authors - Frequently asked questions

Q. What is the relationship between Taylor & Francis, Routledge, and CRC Press?

Routledge (humanities, social sciences and behavioral sciences) and CRC Press (science, technology, engineering, and medical) are the two main imprints in the Taylor & Francis Group. Learn more at  http://taylorandfrancisgroup.com.

Q. What kind of books do you publish?

Taylor & Francis Group publishes books for all levels of academic study and professional development, across a wide range of subjects and disciplines including Humanities, Social Science, Medicine, Behavioral Science, Law, and the Built Environment. This positions us uniquely to cross-promote our content and ensure we are reaching the widest possible audience. Learn more about Routledge's text types on the How to Publish with Us tab and about CRC on their author's  FAQ.

Q. Do you publish eBooks?

Yes, we aim to publish eBooks simultaneously with print books upon initial publication. Our eBook platform contains 55,000 titles, with over 10,000 new titles planned to be added every year until the end of the decade.

Q. Do you publish Journals?

Yes, we publish quality,  peer-reviewed journals under the Routledge and Taylor & Francis imprints. The newest part of the group, Cogent OA, offers a purely open access program.

Q. Where are you located?

The Taylor & Francis Group has offices in Oxford, New York, Boca Raton, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Stockholm, New Delhi, and Johannesburg. The two main offices are in Oxford and New York.

Q. What types of books do you publish?

We publish five main text types: research monographs, textbooks, handbooks and companions, professional books, and short-form (Routledge Focus). Learn more on our How to Publish with Us tab.

Q. Do you publish dissertations?

We publish monographs based on dissertations. We believe that it's crucial to thoroughly revise dissertations to appeal to a broader audience and to successfully transition the work into a book. Please submit any dissertation-based proposals to the research/monograph editor within your subject area. You may also want to  review our tips on how to turn your dissertation into a book here.

Q. Do you publish monographs?

We are dedicated to making new research available and we publish monographs across the Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, and other subjects. Many of our monographs find a home within our Routledge Research program:  www.routledge.com/books/research.

Q. Do you publish interdisciplinary work?

Yes, much of our work is interdisciplinary and receives careful cross-marketing attention.

Q. Do you publish edited volumes?

Yes, we publish edited collections if it can clearly be demonstrated that the book is of a consistent academic quality and that the chapters are integrated around a coherent central theme. We do not generally publish conference volumes. Our handbooks and companions are excellent examples of our edited volumes; see  Routledge Handbooks Online.

Q. What is Routledge Focus?

Routledge Focus is our program of short form publications. These books are 20,000 to 50,000 words and will be published within three months as eBooks, and in Hardback as print on demand. Find more information here.

Q. What is your pricing policy for eBooks?

Like many academic publishers, the price for an eBook matches our print prices. Discounts are available to institutions when multiple eBook titles are purchased directly from the publisher.

Q. Do you publish any Open Access content?

Yes, we have a number of Open Access options in our Journals publishing division. This includes pure Open Access journals (all content is OA) under  Cogent OA, as well as Open Access publishing options in other journals. For more information, see www.tandfonline.com/page/openaccess. We also have an Open Access publishing options for books – find more information here.

Q. To what extent can I integrate Taylor & Francis content with my institution’s Learning Management System (e.g., Blackboard, Canvas)?

Your Editor will work with you to ensure that the companion materials prepared alongside the text are compatible with Virtual Learning Environments/Learning Management Systems and of the greatest value to instructors and students. Instructors will be able to assign exercises from your book as practice assessments and share links to your book in their online reading lists.

Q. Can my book contain an online component?

Yes, we have Companion Websites and host online resources for many books. The specific type of online resources for your book will depend on what type of book it is and the size of the audience. Our   Companion Website Showcase highlights examples, explains what kind of features we offer, and provides a guide on how to supply content for your book's site. To gain access, ask your Editorial Assistant or Development Editor.

Q. Can I make material from my book available on my personal/work website?

This depends on the type of book, the market for the book, and the nature of the content. Please consult with your Editor.

Q. What is Routledge's policy on multiple submissions?

This can vary, so consult your Editor once you have begun discussing the peer review process.

Q. Can I submit my book proposal to more than one T&F editor?

We prefer that you submit to one editor at a time. Editors are in communication with one another and will pass your proposal to other editors if it might be a better fit for another list. Visit our  editorial contact page for more information on what each editor commissions.

Q. Can I set up a meeting with an editor at a conference to discuss my project?

Most editors attend several conferences per year. Please visit our  editorial contact page to identify the editor that would be the best fit for your project and send an email to see which conferences he or she will be attending.

Q. Can I work with a co-author?

Yes, we find that working with a co-author or co-authors can bring various perspectives to the project and often lessens the workload. We suggest picking someone that you have worked well with in the past and/or someone who has expertise in an area beneficial to the book that you may not have. We also recommend not working with too many co-authors – usually 1-3 is a good number. Check out  Preparing for Academic Book Publishing for more practical tips.

Q. Should I send sample chapters or a full manuscript along with my proposal?

This varies depending on the editor. In some cases, editors like to see sample chapters. In other cases, the editor would prefer to begin the process before anything is written to ensure the project takes the right direction. Please take a look at our  text types and proposal guidelines, and then visit our editorial contact page to identify the editor that would be the best fit for your project and send an email to see what he or she would prefer.

Q. Can my book include previously published material?

In many cases the answer is yes – consult with your editor. Keep in mind that for previously published material, proper permission must be secured.

Q. Do all contributors need to have been secured before I submit my proposal for an edited volume or handbook?

No, but please do include the names of potential contributors along with affiliations and contact information, and indicate whether or not they have committed to the project.

Q. Do contributors who write a chapter for my edited book need to sign a contract?

Yes, they do. Each individual contributing work to the publication must sign a contributor agreement and a permission verification form indicating that the work is his/her own or that permission has been sought to use the work, and that he/she agrees to allow us to publish the work.

Q. How do you select proposal reviewers?

Reviewers are generally a group of carefully picked academics with significant knowledge in a discipline relevant to the topic of the book. For textbooks, we aim to use reviewers that regularly teach the course relevant to the proposed book. We try to avoid reviewers that have a close connection to the proposed book or its authors, or that have authored a closely competing book.

Q. Whom do I contact if I have questions about my contract?

Your Editor will discuss the terms of your contract with you and be able to answer any questions you might have.

Q. What compensation do book authors and editors receive?

We greatly appreciate the hard work you put into developing your book, and you will receive a royalty on the sale of your books. We offer competitive royalty rates and 24/7 online access to book author and editor royalty accounts. Each book author and editor also receives a complimentary copy of his/her book upon publication.

Q. Where can I find book proposal guidelines?

Please see the How to Publish with Us tab to download proposal guidelines for our different text types.

Q. What kinds of questions are reviewers asked about my book proposal?

Questions may include: What do you consider to be the main strengths of the materials you have been asked to review? What do you like about the approach and selection of topics? Does this material intrigue you enough to want to have this book on your shelf? What other books are you aware of in this area, and how do they compare to this book? Are you confident in the materials presented? What is your general overview of this book?

Q. Can I have art in my book? Who should I contact for questions about artwork?

Our editors work closely with the production team to ensure your book's design is appropriate for the audience and looks the best it can! Many of our books have art – figures, tables, and images – but the amount of art and presentation depends on your specific book. This is something you should discuss with your editor at the proposal stage. While preparing your manuscript, for questions about file quality and delivery, placement in manuscript, and so on, contact your Editorial Assistant.

Q. Who do I ask about editorial style or copyediting issues?

All of our books are professionally copyedited and proofread. For questions about style prior to final manuscript handover, talk to your Editorial Assistant or check the  Instructions for Authors PDF. Once your manuscript is being copyedited, talk to your main production contact.

Q. How should I format my manuscript and files?

For questions about formatting your manuscript and file delivery, refer to our  Instructions for Authors PDF or ask your Editorial Assistant.

Q. What should I do if my writing schedule has been delayed or otherwise changed?

Keep your Editor apprised of progress on your manuscript, especially if you have delays or expect your schedule to change.

Q. Who can give me more information on how to fill out my metadata survey?

When you hand your final manuscript over to your Editor and move into the production process, we ask that you fill out a metadata survey. Check out our  Metadata Survey FAQ to learn more about how to fill out the survey, what metadata is, and why it's a critical part of maximizing your book's discoverability.

Q. Who should I ask if I have questions about permissions?

Your Editorial Assistant can give you information on the permissions process and how and when to secure permissions for text or artwork in your book. If you would like to use content from another Taylor & Francis book, contact  permissions.mailbox@taylorandfrancis.com.

Q. How quickly will my book be produced?

Our production time varies according to text type, but is typically between 6-8 months, with many US monographs produced in just 5 months.

Q. Will my book be published in hardback or paperback? What about in electronic formats?

Our books publish simultaneously in print and electronic formats. The format of your print book (hardback or paperback) will depend on the target readership and market size. Please talk to your Editor about your specific project to know for sure.

Q. Do hardback monographs ever get released in paperback?

Yes, via our Routledge Paperbacks Direct program, we are able to make select monographs available in paperback 15-18 months from initial publication.

Q. How can I become a Featured Author on the website?

Taylor & Francis  Featured Authors is a unique online initiative designed to enhance the marketing of your book. Author profiles on this dedicated section of our websites allow you to share information about your research and work, aggregate information from your social media networks, share news, and link to your blog or other sites to showcase your work. To learn more about the feature and start creating your profile, download these instructions.

Q. Will my book be sent to conferences?

We attend academic and professional conferences globally in key areas, and in most cases we are able to send new books along, depending on the size of the conference and the size of the book display. We generally focus on marketing books at conferences in the first 1-2 years after publication.

Q. Do you send out review copies to key academic and professional journals?

Yes. We maintain contact with key journals and conduct research into emerging resources and publications. Our dedicated global conference team ensures that we have presence worldwide at all the major academic and professional conferences throughout the year, with presence at more than 400 conferences.

Q. Will my book be marketed globally? Do you have sales teams/offices outside the US and UK?

Yes, Taylor & Francis is uniquely situated to create a global presence for your book, as we have sales teams throughout the world that can promote and sell books to local markets.

Q. How will my book be marketed and sold?

Global marketing for your book may include conferences, online catalogs, email campaigns, reviews, and help with self-promotion in social media and other avenues. Our international sales team works with retailers, aggregators, and universities.

Q. I'd like to get my book reviewed by a particular journal. Who can help me with this?

Talk to your Marketing Rep about opportunities to get your book reviewed, and check out our tips on promoting your book on social media.

Q. My book published. Where can I get information about my book's sales or royalties statements?

You should receive royalty statements on a schedule that was determined in your contract, but if you haven't received yours or want to know about your book prior to the first statement, contact the royalties department at  royalties@taylorandfrancis.com. You can also get in touch with your Editor or his/her Editorial Assistant and they can help you.

Q. Can my book be translated into other languages?

Yes! Our rights and translation team closely evaluates the sales and geographic reach of our published books to identify translation opportunities, and we have translated books in 40 languages that sell throughout the world.

Q. Will my book be available at the chapter level? Can individuals purchase single chapters of my book?

Our Digital Publishing team focuses on associating meaningful metadata (e.g., key words) with each piece of HSS Books content at the granular level to maximize the discoverability of content, leading to increased usage, impact, and number of citations. This means that individuals are increasingly able to find content at the chapter-level when searching various databases. At present, we are not planning on selling content by the chapter. However,  Routledge Handbooks Online makes content from our Handbooks available by chapter for those institutions that purchase subscriptions.

Q. Who should I contact to get author copies of my book?

If you need author or contributor copies of your book, contact your Editorial Assistant.

Q. How do I use my author discount to order books you publish?

Routledge authors, editors, and contributors are entitled to an author discount when purchasing books directly from us for print books. You should receive information on the discount codes from the Marketing Team once your book is in published and can purchase through our website or the ways stated below. If you are interested in purchasing in the ebook format (not print)  please email  cis@tandf.co.uk.

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