Interested in writing a book?

What to do if you have an idea

The first step to publishing a book with the Royal Society of Chemistry is to submit a Book Proposal Form to the relevant Commissioning Editor within Books Editorial.

The Book Proposal Form helps to frame your idea and provides us with the level of information required to assess and review the content. The proposal covers everything from the book title, to the table of contents, to the proposed chapter contributors.

When you have completed the Book Proposal Form, please email it to the Books Editorial Department. The proposal can then start the review process and the journey to becoming a reality.

What are we looking for?

When evaluating a book proposal there are several pieces of information the Royal Society of Chemistry requires.

These include:

  • Book title.
  • A paragraph providing an overview of the coverage of the book.
  • Table of contents, detailing proposed chapter titles and authors.
  • The anticipated readership, eg academic or industrialist.
  • An estimation of the length of the book (allowing 500 words per page).
  • A guide as to the number of figures, graphs, schemes etc.
  • The intended timescale for delivery of the manuscript.
  • A brief description of the Editors’ research interests and affiliations.

Upon receipt of the Book Proposal Form we send it for external peer review. We will discuss the feedback with you and, if the proposal is accepted, prepare the proposal for internal approval.

For more information on the Series and topics we have published to date, please see our website.

This is part of a series of blogs about book publishing at the Royal Society of Chemistry – read more on the RSC Books Blog.

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One Response to “Interested in writing a book?”

  1. Federico Benetti says:

    To whom it may concern,

    I am interested in submitting a book proposal, but I would like to ask you if there are fees required for the publication.

    Best regards
    Federico Benetti

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