For Book Authors

Support and Services

Publish with Emerald and disseminate your work through a leading international publisher.

Emerald’s mission is to be the international publisher of choice for researchers. We help you disseminate your work, increase citations and ensure the publishing process is as efficient as possible.

From proposal to publication, Emerald is committed to providing a rewarding and successful publishing experience to all of our editors and authors. Editors and authors will be supported via dedicated editorial staff, author relations support staff and a quality-assured copy-editing and production service. In addition, all editors and authors become part of our author community, the Emerald Literati Network, which consists of more than 20,000 researchers and scholars worldwide.

Why a book series?

One of the key motivations behind an editor’s choice to work on a series over a journal is flexibility. Most of Emerald’s Book Series publish an annual volume, yet the demand is not as prescriptive as it can be for most journals, which can publish a minimum of three to four issues each year.

How to prepare your manuscript

When your book/volume has been approved, your final manuscript should be prepared according to our guidelines. Prior to article submission, authors should clear permission to use any content that has not been created by them.

How to submit a book/series proposal

Your proposal will be fully researched against market needs, demand and competition; evaluated internally alongside Emerald's publishing plan and strategy; and by external experts in the given field.

How to edit a multi-authored volume

A multi-authored work, in the scholarly academic context, is typically a book written on an academic topic by academics for academics, and perhaps also practitioners and students.

How to promote your book/book series

Before your book is published, you can take steps to maximize its impact. You may be surprised how many people can help you reach a wider audience. A good start is to list the people and organizations involved in creating it.