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Guide for Authors
Aldus Press Guide for Authors
Please read through this document before submitting your Book Proposal to us. Once you have submitted a book proposal and / or a manuscript, we will review and reply to you within two weeks.
Prior to manuscript submission
For an initial check on the suitability of your manuscript, please complete our publication proposal document and make sure to clearly outline the following:
The title, subtitle and list of authors/contributors with their affiliations
The academic discipline
The intended audience
Your open access funding source, for the Book Publication Charge, or reimbursement needs
The type of book (monograph, edited volume, text book, reference work, proceedings etc.)
An abstract describing the book (max. 500 words)
The complete table of contents
An estimate of the number of words, images and pages
After receiving the outline we will discuss this with our board and get back to you as soon as possible. We are usually able to provide initial feedback within 1 week.
In order to publish your book quickly and without delays we would like to ask you to observe a few simple guidelines.
Preparing your manuscript
Please provide your manuscript as a Microsoft Word or Rich Text File, with a basic structure using headings (up to 4 levels).
LaTeX should be converted into a Rich Text File (RTF) format.
Please do not submit a PDF file, this is not suitable.
Please ensure all chapters are clearly labelled and marked and have separate titles, abstracts and keywords.
Index terms should be given as a list at the back of the manuscript or marked using the feature in Microsoft Word. When no items are provided we will not prepare an index.
References: your manuscript can have either footnotes or endnotes, but not both. Please use a common reference style, such as APA or Chicago, and adhere to a single style for all chapters. When an ISBN and/or DOI is available these should be included.
Choose one form of spelling for the entire document and publication serials (British English or American English).
Choose one style of metrics through the manuscript (e.g. metric or imperial).
Intentionally falsifying information, for example, suggesting reviewers with a false name or email address, will result in rejection of the manuscript and may lead to further investigation.
We expect that all authors follow national and international guidelines on scientific and medical ethics and reporting. Research involving human subjects, human material, or human data, must have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. For all research involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study should have been obtained: please declare this in your manuscript.
Ghost authors, honorary authorships and gift authorships are not allowed. Contributions that do not justify authorship may be acknowledged individually or together as a group under a single heading (e.g. “Clinical Investigators” or “Participating Investigators”), and their contributions should be specified (e.g., “served as scientific advisors”, “critically reviewed the study proposal”, “participated in writing or technical editing of the manuscript”).
It is not allowed to submit text that was not written by the authors themselves, with the exception of a clearly labelled quote of fewer than 100 words. Only after specific written permission from quoted source creator / publisher is obtained are we able to reprint longer texts, poems, news items, etc.
It is possible to reprint longer extracts if these are your own texts previously published elsewhere, but you must obtain written permission from the original publisher. This also applies to translations or modified works. Please include an appropriate reference to your previous publication. All manuscripts are scanned for plagiarism; if you include reprinted texts please explain this in your cover letter.
Obtaining any necessary permissions is the responsibility of the authors.
Tables, figures and images
Please provide all figures, images and tables in separate files from the manuscript, and clearly mark in the text where each figure should be placed, like so: <
Interested in submitting a publication proposal for review? Please read our Guide for Authors and then complete the Publication Proposal template.
Please review our Guide for Authors, before completing a Publication Proposal. A fully completed form helps us to reach a decision quickly: usually less than two weeks.