The Editor is not required to undertake any copyediting, however when providing editorial feedback to the authors, please draw their attention to any significant deviations from the desired style so that they may correct these in their final draft.
It is important that each author understands the precise topic of their paper to confirm they understand their role within the volume.
The volume should contain an ambitious and substantial Introduction by the Editor/s, which will sell the topic and the volume to the reader. The Academy’s Publications and Conferences Committee takes a keen interest in each volume’s Introduction and they may wish to read it ahead of the rest of the volume.
It is the responsibility of each author to obtain the necessary permissions for images used in the volume, and authors are responsible for any costs associated with these permissions. Please remind authors to pursue this promptly and to provide you with copies of the relevant permissions documentation.
For detailed information relating to image requirements, refer to the Illustrations section in the Style Guide.
The use of colour illustrations should be discussed with the Publishing department during the contract stage. Whilst the Academy will publish colour figures, it is important to consider how vital the requirement of colour is for the purpose of the volume. Colour printing impacts on the production costs and the price of the book. If the volume is particularly colour heavy, please consider if funding can be obtained, and discuss this with the Publishing department as early as possible.
Abstracts and keywords
For the purposes of publishing your volume online, we will require each author to provide keywords and an abstract for each chapter. The Editor is also requested to provide keywords and an abstract to describe the book. This information is required for the online publication and is not for print purposes.
Download a copy of the Keywords & abstracts template and refer to the Keywords & abstracts submission guidelines for examples of chapter and book information published online.
Please ensure that chapters, figures and tables are numbered correctly throughout the volume.
All papers should constitute numbered chapters.
Figures and Tables should be numbered in sequence for each chapter, e.g. Figure 1.1, Figure 1.2, Table 1.1, Table 1.2, etc.
Where it has been agreed earlier with the Publishing department that certain illustrations will be picked out for printing on art paper, these will need to be separately numbered as Plate 1, Plate 2, etc.
The preliminary pages of the complete volume text should include the following:
- Title page
- Contents list
- List of illustrations (if applicable)
- List of tables (if applicable)
- Notes on Contributors
- Preface and/or Acknowledgements
Other front matter not listed above, for instance Abbreviations, etc, is acceptable.
Once you are happy with the shape and content of both the individual papers and the overall volume, and you have completed the peer review process, the complete and final text of the volume should be submitted to the Publishing department ([email protected]).