For Authors

For Authors

 

Each year, Inter-Disciplinary Press and its Imprints works with authors, assisting them in developing their material for publication. The templates and Guides below were developed to help simplify the process of preparing a chapter for publication. Click on any of the links to download and save the most up-to-date versions of these documents.

 

Chapter Template 2016

The chapter template is used for both eBooks and hard copy (printed) chapters. Contained within the template are instructions for use. The Complete Style Guide also contains information on how to use the template.

Complete Style Guide 2016

The Complete Style Guide 2016 contains information on how to use the template, Inter-Disciplinary Press (and Imprints) house style, citing sources in the correct format, adding images, obtaining permission for using images, and much more.

Printed Volume Proposal

Use this link for an outline and guide on submitting a proposal to Inter-Disciplinary Press (and Imprints) for publication of your singly authored, co-authored, or edited collection. The Inter-Disciplinary Press aims to promote and encourage work which is collaborative, innovative, imaginative, and which provides exemplars for inter-disciplinary publishing. The Press fosters and encourages the production of collaborative volumes which result from interdisciplinary research. Our books therefore tend to be co-authored or edited collections which are firmly focused on developing dialogical models of publishing where the internal interaction of chapters is of paramount importance.

Deadlines and Volume Processing

It is essential to understand why submission deadlines are so important to the overall process of developing a volume for publication. Deadlines are imposed so that the volume may move through the stages of development in a timely manner. Once authorship is completed, the volume then moves along to the next stage – peer review – performed by the editor. Once editing completes, the chapters and supporting documents are moved into technical editing and layout. For eBooks, once layout is complete, the cover is commissioned. After the cover arrives, it is placed into the manuscript and the volume is then published. Once an eBook goes ‘live’ on our site, it is announced via a mailing list service. Hard copy (printed volumes) require extra steps in processing including returning the entire manuscript to the editors and authors for sign-off by the authors, independent review, galley-proofing, and finally printing.

Copyright / Rights and Permission

The Inter-Disciplinary Press is a part of Inter-Disciplinary.Net, a not-for-profit research and publications network, registered in England No: 0549448. We consequently have a dual obligation both to our legal constitution and to our founding ethos that requires us to fully reinvest any surplus funding left over from our activities after paying costs. This means our fiscal model demands a number of things with respect to what we publish in order for us to survive and move forward with new publishing ventures.

Copyright

The primary requirement is that all authors who publish with the Inter-Disciplinary Press (and Imprints) must assign copyright to us before we can publish your work. We can categorically assure you that you will retain all moral and other rights – other than copyright – over your work.

We require copyright rights for a number of reasons:

  • to ensure that we offer you the highest possible international protection against unauthorised use or reproduction of your work.
  • in order to respond quickly and efficiently to all requests by third parties for reproduction and other permissions.
  • we hold licensing and other distribution agreements with other companies and agencies in the publishing industry for the purposes of disseminating knowledge, data-basing, bibliographic indexing, abstracting and archiving – all of which require us to hold copyright if you are to benefit from the end result of these services.
  • we hold license agreements, for example, with copyright licensing agencies, for which we may receive a fee for granting access to copyright materials. Apart from money earned from the sale of each printed book, eBook or journal, this is a vital source of income for us as a not-for-profit company.

Rights and Permissions

You are more than welcome to use your material, originally published by the Inter-Disciplinary Press in other contexts and with other publishers. All we require is a standard publisher’s acknowledgement: “This material/a version of this material/parts of this material, originally appeared in name/title/date, first published by the Inter-Disciplinary Press”. You may do this free of charge: all we insist upon is proper acknowledgement as the original publisher and copyright holder.

Materials published with us may also be placed in University repositories subject both to a) proper credit as the original publisher and b) that because of our not-for-profit status, no charge may be made by the repository for granting access to such materials. Full volumes may not be added to University repositories. You may receive a watermarked copy of your published material by submitting a request to lhoward@inter-disciplinary.net. Please include your name, the event attended (if any), the title of your material, and the title of the full volume.

This is a general statement of our permissions and rights, and we naturally recognise it does not cover a multitude of different scenarios and contexts. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or require clarification of our policies. You should contact us via email: lhoward@inter-disciplinary.net

Complimentary Copy Policy

Due to the astronomical shipping fees incurred to deliver complimentary copies worldwide, along with increased production costs, Inter-Disciplinary Press and its Imprints will not provide physical complimentary copies to the authors. Authors of all volumes will receive the complimentary copy of the final version used in printing. The complimentary .pdf will be watermarked. Authors will receive a 25% discount off of the cover for physical copy purchases. Editors will continue to receive complimentary copies of their volume. This policy change went into effect as of 1 July 2013.