Submit your book proposal

Find out how submit a book or series proposal and what the next steps in the publishing process are.

Publish with us


Choose the book format and time frame that suits your research.


Let us guide and support you through the publishing process.


Your research will be peer viewed and produced to the highest standard.

Book proposal forms

Whether you are looking to write for a single title or edited collection, or if you have an idea for a new series, please use the following book proposal forms (downloadable in Word format).

Single titles or edited collections book proposal form

New book series proposal form

Your next steps

We'll send your accepted proposal out for peer review and you will have a chance to respond to the reviews. 

Read about our peer review process and how to prepare your manuscript. 

Understand the peer review process

If accepted, your proposal will be entered into the peer review process. Find out what to expect with Emerald.

Read about peer review

Get your manuscript ready

Read our book author guidelines to prepare your manuscript for submission. Share these guidelines with contributors to edited collections and book series. 

Read our author guidelines

Author how-to guides

Read our expert how-to guides on planning, structuring and revising your work.

Read our author guides

Working with Emerald on the production of this book has been a positive, pleasant and pain-free experience! From the moment we discussed our initial ideas and submitted a proposal, to the printed book being released, the staff have been attentive and supportive. If you’re thinking about publishing a book, we would thoroughly recommend working with Emerald!

Matt O’Leary and Amanda French, Birmingham City University, Editors of Teaching Excellence in Higher Education