ATD Books: Submission Guidelines

ATD BooksSeries Editor: Michael A. Pemberton, Georgia Southern University

Submissions to the ATD Books series are normally 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.

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 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 3.0 United States 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 w 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 larger WAC Clearinghouse project, please contact Mike Palmquist at or 970 491-3132.