Resources for book authors and editors


Whilst Intellect’s vision is focused on the author rather than the commercial market, we maintain a rigorous vetting procedure at the beginning of production to ensure that the publication is of high academic value. All our titles must receive a positive peer review, guaranteeing a high calibre of material and ensuring that the publications are brought to their full potential. Our published material also undergoes careful copy-editing, sophisticated design and layout, and comprehensive distribution and marketing strategies.

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Author and editor guide
This guide provides information about the book publication schedule, submission guidelines, and answers to frequently asked questions about book publishing with Intellect.

Promoting your book
Taken from the main author and editor guide, this document offers guidance for authors on how to promote their book after publication.

Book style guide
Please familiarize yourself with the house style laid out in this guide and ensure any contributors to your book also follow it closely. If you have a particular house style you would prefer to use we can accommodate this, as long as it is consistent and a recognized system.

Copyright consent form
For edited volumes, all contributors must complete this form and return it the Editor to keep on file. Once completed by the contributor, this verifies the permission of use of the contributors work and protects the copyright of the volume. 

How to improve your metadata
This document gives advice on writing effective titles, abstracts and keywords in order to increase the visibility of your article. 

Image Guide
How to check images for print quality.

Copyright permissions
This template letter can be used by authors seeking copyright permission to reproduce images, figures, lyrics, etc.

Fair use 
The UK and the US legal interpretations of Fair Use do differ, Fair Use is not as widely recognized under UK law. Please follow this link for information on using the work of others by the UK Copyright Service. If in doubt please seek permission from the copyright holder or contact the books office.

Fair use of film stills
Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ Statement of Fair Use Best Practices for Media Studies Publishing provides a good overview of the principles of Fair Use. 

Fair use for the visual arts
The College Art Association has produced the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, a guide based on feedback from artists, designers, curators, museum directors, academics, art historians, rights and reproduction officers, and editors at scholarly publishers and journals. This extremely useful resource from 2015 is available here. 

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