Authors may submit their own creations, studies/research, or syntheses of the literature for consideration to be published as a book. The submissions are subject to blind peer-review (double or single) and editors’ review, and a decision is issued based on various criteria of content and potential. You may also author a book through one of our posted projects, through a pre-designed topic and structure.
You should be aware that only a small percentage of submissions are accepted for revision or publication, and due to the high volume of submissions, we cannot provide full feedback for every rejected submission.

 

What we publish

Our audience is both academic and general. Our preferred topics are centered around foundational questions/issues of the sciences; open problems in debate addressed from outside the science having them as object; problems of methodology, research and education; scientific approach toward global issues; new applications, prospective visions, predictions, and research design. We are also interested in scientific/philosophical books for the general public, explaining concepts and theories of wide interest presented in a conceptual framework and language accessible to and adequate for that readership. See our editorial policy here.

What we do not publish

We do not accept textbooks, encyclopedic books, materials already written in another form, original research on a narrow scientific or philosophical topic not developed around a peer reviewed published paper of that author.
Generally, we do not publish scientific topics, but topics about science and educational materials for the general public.

How it works

Prior to your submission, you must register as a contributor, and you will be assigned a contributor code which you will insert in the manuscript submission form. In the process, you may also choose to be an expert for applying to our posted projects. Your submitted manuscript should be complete. We do not evaluate samples or sketches.
If your manuscript is accepted by the editors for further consideration, it will be forwarded to peer review. After the review, you will be asked to answer reviewers’ comments and questions and incorporate the suggested changes into your revision, which will be again reviewed. If your manuscript is finally accepted, you will be sent the proof for printing and the publishing agreement.
The royalties offered are either 8% or 12% of the list price of the published book in gross amount. The former figure applies to the classical mode of publishing, with all publishing costs supported by the press, and the latter to the publish-on-demand mode, in which the author participates in about 50% of the cost of publishing. All accepted submissions are eligible for both modes, and the author chooses a preference.
Although we give credit to researchers of any level, you should be aware that a printed book of a new author always poses a financial risk for the publisher. This is why we have an additional requirement for the student and early-career-researcher authors, which is actually a reciprocity with their colleagues from the PhilScience community. In order for an accepted submission of a student (S) or early-career-researcher (R1) to be published in the classical mode, s/he must have completed a review of at least one manuscript by another author. This assignment can be done by either applying on a posted review project or receiving the assignment directly from the editors. This requirement does not apply to the R2 – R4 researchers.

Author guidelines

Your submission must be original work, not submitted or published elsewhere, must not plagiarize other works, and must provide references for any non-original contribution in the content.
The initial mandatory requirement is that your writing expresses a perfect command of the language at a native level. If this is not the case, your manuscript will be rejected with the suggestion of improving its language through our linguistic services.
The manuscript should follow the classical structure of an academic book, starting with the author’s foreword, introduction, the main content organized into chapters and subchapters, and the bibliography at the end. The manuscript should be prepared following our technical requirements.

 

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If you have registered as an author, received your contributor code, and prepared your manuscript, you may submit it by clicking here.