Publishing with Us
PAU Press Publication Types
The PAU Press has two broad publication specializations: academic and non- academic titles. However, all titles published by the Press must be peer-reviewed.
- Interdisciplinary (Multi-Authored) Books
- Scholarly Journals
- Lectures (Inaugural, Valedictory, Guest, University, etc.)
- Reference Works
- Case Studies
- Technical reports
- Non-Fiction (General) Books
- Fiction – prose, drama and poetry.
Content Outline: Include chapter titles and a brief description of each chapter. Include major subheads if you have them. Make sure the subheads are clearly descriptive of the content, and not merely an outline.
Intended Audience: Describe who will buy this book and why. Try to quantify the size of the market and the extent to which it is growing. Include any available demographic information on your target reader. Tailoring the content and features of your book from the outset to address the needs of a particular audience will help to make it a success.
Originality: The author(s) must clearly demonstrate that the textbook contains new and significant information adequate to justify publication.
Implications for Research, Practice and/or Society: The author(s) must clearly identify the implications for research, practice and/or society in the proposed textbook. Author(s) should also show how the book can be used in teaching and learning, to influence public policy and in research (contributing to the body of knowledge). The impact upon society (influencing public attitudes, affecting quality of life) should be well articulated.
Quality of Communication: The book should be written in clear and simple language. The use of technical language of the field should be streamlined to the expected knowledge of the book’s readership.
Competing Resources: List other available books that the reader of your book might purchase as an alternative. Describe how your book will offer the more appealing alternative. Do not include competitive books that are widely different in scope or format from your proposed book. If competition for your proposed book exists, responding to the strengths and weaknesses of that competition in what you include will help us to position the book clearly for our reviewers and customers.
Clarity and Discoverability: Help our reviewers to understand your planned content – and potential readers to discover your content – by choosing a working book title and chapter titles that clearly describe the material you are covering using the most relevant terms.
When we receive your proposal, our editors will review it and we will let you know if we are interested in pursuing it further. It may take our editors up to four weeks to come to a decision.
A proposal may be rejected for several reasons, including but not limited to quality of writing, market need for the subject, author credentials, and duplication of idea or concept already published or under consideration by PAU Press or any other publisher. Even though we might reject your proposal, we reserve the right to publish a book by a different author based on a similar idea or concept.
If you do not hear from us within six weeks, you should assume that your proposal has not been accepted. If your proposal meets our high publishing standards, we will contact you to discuss the project in more detail.
Upon submission of the full manuscript, PAU Press will send out the manuscript for peer review and may also request additional changes before considering the manuscript acceptable for publication. Peer review ensures we only select works of a high academic standard. It also helps authors receive constructive feedback on their work. Peer review of all academic manuscripts is usually conducted on a double-blind basis. This means that both the reviewers and the authors remain anonymous. Depending on the origins of the manuscript (unsolicited or commissioned) and the availability of expertise on the topic, one or two reviews will be sought.
PAU Press aims for as quick a turnaround as possible. Reviewers are requested to provide us with a short report within 45 days (about 1 and a half months). However, peer review is not entirely within our control and may take longer. Once the reviewer(s) produce their report(s), PAU Press together with the advisory editor(s) of the publication, will decide on one of the following outcomes:
- A request for you to revise and resubmit, implementing changes suggested by reviewers and editors or offering a detailed rebuttal.
- A final decision on acceptance or rejection of the manuscript for publication.
The Editorial Board of the Pan-Atlantic University Press will accept manuscripts (solicited or unsolicited) strictly on their academic merit. Manuscripts must be of the highest quality and compliant with the appropriate ethics protocols, where necessary. All images should be cleared for use by the copyright holders and be copyright compliant with Nigerian law.
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