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The Authors Services Page provides downloads for:

Book Proposal Form
Marketing Questionnaire (for contracted authors)
Copyright Permission Form

Open Access and Institutional Digital Repository (Press policy document available upon request)
Guidelines for script preparation and submission can be downloaded below.

Sussex Academic Press serves the international academic community and promotes the publication of outstanding works of learning and scholarship to a global audience. At Sussex we are committed to publishing to the highest standards across all academic subject disciplines, from original research to scholarly reference. Our commitment is to serve the world of scholarship by promoting our authors’ writing and research endeavours so that they make the maximum impact on their readership and profession. The Press supports authors through strong editorial and development skills. All the staff at Sussex Academic recognize that it is a privilege to publish books. We very much value our role in publishing for scholarship and learning, and look forward to continue serving authors, booksellers and readers. It is worthwhile bearing in mind that publishing is very much market-driven. Sussex Academic therefore pays particular attention to:

•  The quality of the relationships we have with our authors and customers, especially in light of changing markets and disciplines.

•  The promotion of sales and gaining a wide readership for your book, especially among your professional colleagues and students.

•  Creating unique, successful publishing models and products, which customers and authors find compelling.

•  Continually strengthening the Sussex Academic Press imprint by way of quality driven editorial, production and marketing standards.

The aim of these Guidelines is to provide authors and editors with information on the preparation of manuscripts for publication. By following the advice and submission instructions set out below you will enable Sussex Academic to begin the process of publishing your book without delay.

Clicking on any of the Guideline topics below will take you directly to that section.
To print out the complete Guidelines, click here.

Submitting Your Word Processed Text Files
    Basic Advice on Preparation
    Submission of Electronic Files
House Style
    Main points
    Literary criticism books
    Text structure
    Bibliographies and reference systems
    Instructions for preparing tables
    Figures, Maps, Illustrations
    Permissions Clearance Advice
    Applying for Permissions
    The “Fair Dealing” Rule
    Illustrations, Works of Art and Photography
    Permissions Clearance – When is it Completed?
    Copyright Permission Request
    Symbols for correcting proofs
    What type of index?
    Compiling an index
    Which works to consult on index preparation?
Manuscript Checklist: What to send us
    Book Proposal Form
    Marketing Questionnaire (contracted authors only)
    Complete Guidelines printout
    Copyright Permission Form
    Permissions for Web
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