Publish with us

We welcome academic book proposals from both experienced and first time authors. If you are considering a monograph, handbook or edited volume feel free to drop us a quick line with an outline of your proposal.
 

How to publish with us

Please send a short book proposal (5 pages maximum) or extended abstract to submissions@vernonpress.com. To ensure we have enough information to consider your proposal please follow our proposal preparation guidelines. If your proposal interests us will then invite you to submit your full manuscript to be sent out for peer review
 
We commit to reply to all complete proposals and endeavor to offer constructive feedback whenever possible.
 
See Information for Authors for details about how we select, produce and promote our books. For topics of current interest see our latest Calls for Proposals
 

What we publish

We publish academic books across the social sciences and the humanities. We have a particular interest in the following subjects:

  • Economics; Political Science and International Relations;
  • Social Science; Cognitive Science and Psychology
  • Communication and Journalism; Language and Linguistics
  • Art; Philosophy; History; Anthropology; Education
  • Statistics; Business and Finance; Human Geography

  

We don’t publish novels, poetry, screenplays, artistic originals or other work of primarily literary/artistic (rather than academic/scholarly) value unless it is combined with some critical / reflective analysis and commentary (e.g. a Critical Edition) that would be of interest to the academic communities we serve. We don't publish academic journals and are not associated with any company that does.

 

Editorial values and standards. 

Our acquisition process has as its central criterion the contribution of a work to knowledge, irrespective of approach or perspective. It is necessary for such a contribution to be scientifically rigorous and of current interest to the academic communities to which it belongs, but saleability is not as central to our committment to scholarship as is often the case with other publishers. Peer review, in-house editorial expertise and collaboration with advisory editors, library information specialists, academic associations and other research communities ensure our titles are relevant and of a high academic standard.
 

Quality commitment.

We employ tried-and-tested quality control processes in commissioning, production and marketing. Our manuscript selection emphasizes scientific rigor and thanks to our growing community of reviewers, all our books are thoroughly peer reviewed. Our editorial control checks ensure that all books adhere to high standards of consistency, readability and coherence. Our experienced production editors adopt a pragmatic approach to turning around a manuscript quickly and with only the necessary intervention. We use a mix of technologies to achieve excellent printing standards and durable hardback binding. All our books are also published as affordable paperback and e-book editions. An optimized workflow eliminates production delays and ensures we harness synergies in marketing.
 

Maximum exposure.

We work with advisory editors, academic associations and information specialists to understand current trends and market our titles appropriately. In addition to traditional book marketing (review copies, catalog mailshots, fliers), we make extensive use of digital marketing tools (such as those offered by Amazon and Google) and stand ready to work with authors in promotional activities including book launch seminars, conference presentations and, where relevant, press reviews. Our titles are held by academic libraries worldwide, as attested by holdings of our ISBNs reported in WorldCatAll titles are searchable using Amazon's 'Look Inside The Book' functionality, indexed in scholarly book repositories and made available through a wide range of distribution channels including specialized resellers with a global reach (YBP, EBSCO, ProQuest, Ingram), e-book aggregators, academic libraries and of course online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble
 

No cost & flexibility about sharing.

It's simple: we never charge authors for publication - no hidden fees, no surprises. Our no-charge promise reflects our confidence in commissioning only high quality works, the quality of our production and the efficiency of our workflow. It also serves to protect the independence of our commissioning decisions and safeguard our mission as a publisher of works of high academic standard. All authors (even in multiauthor volumes) receive complimentary copies of their book and can purchase additional copies at 40% discount. Authors can self-archive preprints of their work (partly or in full) subject to conditions. An Open Access option is available subject to institutional funding.
 

Individual attention.

We care for and pay attention to the needs of each of our authors. We are responsive to author queries and strive to keep you abreast of your manuscript's progress towards publication. We only enlist qualified and sufficiently motivated experts to review your work and guide them to offer constructive criticism. This ensures that peer reviews are thorough, constructive and respectful of your effort as an author. We work closely with authors at all stages and can accommodate individual needs in editing, typesetting, visual reproduction, marketing and promotion.  

 

 

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Page last updated on: May 3rd 2017. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.