Publication Q&A
作者:      发表于:2020年01月17日      阅读量

Here are some questions potential authors may have, and our answers.

1. Can we have edited books included in this series?

Yes. Both sole or co-authored and edited books (65,000-90,000 words) can be included in the series. We also accept mid-length monograph projects (20,000-50,000 words).

2. What is the scope of issues covered?

The focus is on politics, public governance and public affairs in China, including topics related to politics and development, public administration and policy, international relations and diplomacy, as well as socioeconomic issues. If you are not sure, please email the series editors with your book ideas for their opinion.

3. How can I propose a book to the editors?

Please send the book proposal and two or three full chapters (a full manuscript is fine) to the series editors by email. We will let you know within a month if the book proposal can progress to peer review process, based on an evaluation of the theme, structure of the book, and quality of the work. If a proposal is accepted by the series editors, the publisher, Palgrave Macmillan, will arrange the blind peer review.

Download Book Proposal Form.doc

4. How long does the blind peer review process take?

Depending on the responsiveness of the reviewers, it can take one to three months. After the peer review, the book proposal may be rejected or conditionally accepted.

5. What are the next steps if a proposal is accepted?

The author(s) will sign a contract with Palgrave. You will be contacted by a Commissioning Editor from Palgrave for contract issues. Once the book enters production, a Production Editor from Palgrave will liaison with you to handle manuscript submission and publication. For more details, Download Author Handbook.pdf

6. How long does it take to get a book published?

Proposal review may take 1-3 months. The contract and related issues generally take less than one month. After a full manuscript is submitted, the editing, proofing, and printing processes, under ideal circumstances, would take 7-8 months. For more details, DownloadAuthor Timeline.pdf

7. What is the reference style of the series?

We use Chicago Manual of Style.

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