Submission Guidelines

Series Editor: Michael A. Pemberton, Georgia Southern University

The Across the Disciplines Books series publishes scholarly texts that explore language and discourse practices within and across disciplinary boundaries using diverse methodologies and theoretical approaches.  While some volumes in the series are linked to themed issues of the online, open access, peer reviewed journal Across the Disciplines (ATD), ATD Books shares the broader mission of the WAC Clearinghouse, publishing works relevant to writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines, and interdisciplinary communication.

For more information about submitting to this and other book series hosted by the WAC Clearinghouse, please see the Invitation to Contribute page.

Submissions to the ATD Books series are commonly made by guest editors of a special issue of Across the Disciplines. Authors wishing to propose a volume not directly tied to an issue of ATD should outline the rationale and projected audience for the book and its relation to other books in the field; include the book's table of contents or a chapter outline, the estimated length and the timetable for completion, and, if available, the introduction and a sample chapter. If a submission is judged by the series editor to be consistent with the goals of the series, it will undergo a rigorous peer review by scholars drawn from our Publications Review Board or Editorial Board. Reviews are typically completed in one or two months.

Format for Submissions

Please provide the information outlined below. Please note that this information may be drawn from the original proposal for the special issue.

  • the names of the author(s) or editor(s);
  • the complete title and subtitle;
  • the length or proposed length;
  • the essays that will most likely appear in the collection;
  • the essays that will appear in both the journal and the book;
  • related books that have been published elsewhere;
  • the ways that the book complements or extends work published in the ATD Books Series or elsewhere on the Clearinghouse; and
  • any features in the proposed manuscript that will require special attention in the design and production of your book, such as photographs, line drawings, or other illustrations; charts, graphs, or tables; technical or foreign languages; complex mathematical or scientific data; video, audio, or other multimedia elements; embedded data sets or applications.

Please include with your proposal a copy of your current vita or resumé, as well as those for any co-editors.

Where and How to Submit

You may submit your prospectus and supporting material electronically by email directly to series editor Michael A. Pemberton at michaelp@georgiasouthern.edu. Files may be sent as PDF documents or word processing documents (Word, RTF, Open Document Format, etc.). Please combine all materials into one file where possible. You may compress the file using WinZip or a similar program. If materials are too large to be submitted as email attachments, you may use other means, such as DropBox.

Preparing Your Manuscript

To view our manuscript preparation guidelines, please see our Guide for Authors and Editors.

A Note on Open-Access Publishing

The ATD Books series offers books in free digital editions and low-cost print editions. Books are offered through a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 International License. Copyright is held by the author(s) or editor(s) of the books. The publishers cover the costs of reviewing, designing, producing, and distributing the books. Any proceeds from sales of print books in the series are used to support the publication of subsequent books. Our goal as a publisher is to make work available to the widest possible audience while maintaining the highest standards in scholarly publishing. We welcome contributions to the series and to the larger goal of supporting open-access scholarly publishing. If you have questions about the goals of the WAC Clearinghouse project, please contact Mike Palmquist at Mike.Palmquist@ColoState.edu.