Publish a themed volume in the ‘Proceedings of the British Academy’ series

Guidelines for editors on proposing a ‘Proceedings of the British Academy' themed volume.

Proposal submission deadlines

17:00, 22 February 2023 for notification in late May 2023

17:00, 26 July 2023 for notification in late November 2023

Important note. If you intend to submit a proposal for a themed volume that does not arise from a British Academy Conference, you must submit your proposal by the 26 July 2023 deadline. After the passing of that deadline and until further notice, the British Academy will only entertain proposals for Proceedings volumes whose content relates directly to a British Academy Conference.

Guidelines for planning a themed volume in the 'Proceedings of the British Academy' series

Volumes should fit within the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Volumes should focus on an area of research that is advancing rapidly, and need to be of general enough interest for our wide readership, but specific enough to be a landmark volume on the topic.

Conferences will often provide a valuable basis for an edited volume: indeed, there is a presumption that all British Academy Conferences will lead to a proposal for a Proceedings volume. However, themed volumes do not need to arise from a conference event, and many do not.

Any queries may be submitted to [email protected].

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Editor information

Open Access

Each author may upload the ‘author accepted manuscript’ version of their chapter in the Proceedings volume to institutional or centrally organised subject repositories where it may be made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC-ND), provided that (a) it is not made publicly available until 12 months after the publication in the Proceedings of the British Academy series, (b) the Proceedings is attributed as the original place of publication with the correct citation details given. The Proceedings of the British Academy series of edited collections is therefore compliant with UKRI’s Open Access Policy (para 16).

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