In the first of what will be a regular series of tips from academic publishers, Intellect give us their top five pieces of advice on getting published.
Intellect is an independent academic publisher in the fields of creative practice and popular culture, publishing scholarly books and journals that exemplify our mission as publishers of original thinking.
As a first step towards considering a new book project, we ask all authors to complete our author questionnaire (if a single authored monograph) or editor questionnaire (if an edited collection). Both can be found on our website under the Publish With Us section.
Intellect is also not keen on previously published material, textbooks, readers, companions and overviews that are aimed at the general reader. Make sure you aim your work at the academic market.
1. We are to provide a vital space for widening critical debate in new and emerging subjects, so think original and multidisciplinary and present scholarly work at the cross section of arts, media and creative practice.
2. Although we do not publish PhD theses they can often be a good starting point for consideration as a research monograph.
3. Be passionate about your work and be prepared to put in a lot of time and effort into the production and marketing of your book. Publishing is a collaborative process and you will bring your work to the widest possible audience if you are proactive and get fully involved.
4. We welcome proposals from both new and experienced authors – so don’t be put off if you’re just starting out.
5. Do your research when looking for a suitable publisher. We do not publish outside of our rather broad subject areas of:
Cultural & Media Studies