IAP Publishers

For Authors: Manuscript Submissions

Manuscript submissions are welcome in fields appropriate for IAP’s editorial program. Although we have no formal policies regarding manuscript proposals and submissions, what we need minimally, in order to gauge our degree of interest, is a brief statement describing the manuscript, a copy of the contents page, and a reasonably current curriculum vitae. Initial inquiries are best sent by letter or email to Ms. Jacqueline Smith


Preparing the Typescript for Editing and Production: All proposals and manuscripts are peer reviewed by three anonymous scholars. Final completed manuscript submission must consist of one hard copy and one electronic copy (including front and back cover, and illustrations with captions). Electronic versions can be in any of the following formats: MS Word; PDF, or QuarkXpress.


Electronic files must match the paper copy character for character. Save each chapter with its notes in a separate file labeled with the chapter number and name. Use the same software and hardware throughout the manuscript (IBM-compatible format if possible). Avoid elaborate formatting features. Label the disk with name, date, and format as well as software used.


For referencing information, including guidelines on the use of capitals and italics and the preparation of notes and bibliography, consult The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition.