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    Please note: Due to our publishing schedule being currently full, UTS ePRESS will not be accepting any new book proposals or manuscript submissions until January 2020.

    To ensure we select and produce high quality scholarly works, we apply the following steps to enable a smooth, efficient and transparent process from proposal to publication.

    Initial submission (the proposal)

    The Submitter must lodge a proposal for consideration by UTS ePRESS and include attachments such as a synopsis of the work, sample chapters and author bios.

    The proposal is lodged via an online form which will require the submitter to register a user name and save their password. You can download and prepare your submission via this example of the submission form.

    An assessment will be made of the submission by the relevant Editorial Committee and UTS ePRESS will respond to all submissions. Where we decide to further consider the work, we will invite a full submission.

    Full submission (the draft manuscript)

    Where an initial submission is accepted, the Submitter will be requested to provide a full submission, including other supporting information required by UTS ePRESS. This will generally include the final manuscript, all images and/or audio-visual content, and guidance on the desired style of the publication.

    An assessment will be made by the relevant Editorial Committee based on a range of factors, including peer review by subject area experts. On the basis of this assessment, UTS ePRESS will decide whether to progress to publication. The submitter will be advised of the assessment outcome.

    Agreement to Proceed (the accepted manuscript)

    The Submitter/Author will be required to sign a Publication Agreement. Where we have agreed to proceed, the Submitter will work with one of our Publication Managers. The focus of this stage is to produce a final manuscript within an agreed timeframe.

    Our publication managers will provide expert guidance on progressing the work through any further editorial, design and production processes to publication. Special editorial and design features may require additional work. The Submitter may be required to pay for, or secure their own production of, specifically desired features, eg. detailed indexing, specialist editing or design.

    The Submitter is responsible for reviewing, agreeing to and making editorial changes to the work, based on advice from peer review experts and guidance from the publication manager, within production timeframes. This includes ensuring all material in the work is copyright compliant, eg. securing permission to use images, text, maps, diagrams, audio, etc.

    Agreement to Finalise (the final manuscript)

    When both the Submitter and UTS ePRESS have agreed to the final manuscript design and layout, a proof publication manuscript will be produced. The proof manuscript will be reviewed for final corrections.Once the proof manuscript is agreed by the Submitter and UTS ePRESS, the digital file of the work will be completed.

    Agreement to Publish (the published work)

    Where both the Submitter and UTS ePRESS have agreed to publish the work in certain ways (eg. online, in print, in particular formats or versions), the work will be published by a mutually agreed date.

    The Submitter is responsible for ensuring they have completed all their requirements within the production timeframe. This is especially important if the published work is required to be available by a specific date, eg. for a Launch or special function.

    UTS ePRESS will not release or publish a work where it has not achieved appropriate quality and probity controls. See Research Integrity.


    How We Work Together To Publish Your Work

    What we do

    What you do

    Accept high quality scholarly manuscripts across a wide range of academic disciplines.

    Submit a proposal to UTS ePRESS

    Publish high quality open access digital books in standard formats. Print-on-Demand options may also be available.*

    Choose UTS ePRESS to achieve extended reach and impact for your work: See here and here for the benefits of open access.

    Permit authors to retain a copyright licence over their work by choosing a Creative Commons License, ranging from making your work openly accessible (CC-BY) to more controlled (CC-BY-NC-ND) remembering that all the licenses require a user to acknowledge you as the creator of the work.

    Choose the Creative Commons license that best suits you and your work. 

    Ensure high quality assessment of our books via peer review undertaken by external disciplinary experts.

    Respond to peer review comments by revising your work accordingly or providing an explanation where you believe suggested changes are not required.

    Provide design and editorial advice about the work.

    Provide clear advice in your submission about any special or important design, style and layout considerations for your work. Seek our advice to improve or develop these further.

    Provide certain legal advice about the work, eg where copyright clearance is required.

    Ensure you have secured permission to use copyright works (other people’s work such as photos, illustrations, webpages, etc). Seek our advice if you have concerns about this.

    Design a production timeline for your work according to our mutual strategic aims.

    Ensure you complete and submit your work according to the production timeline.

    Publish a high quality book according to the agreed production schedule. Unless otherwise agreed, UTS ePRESS takes no responsibility for book launch or associated event deadlines.

    Ensure you include all critical requirements in the agreed production schedule and submit all work according to agreed deadlines.