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The publishing process

 
All books published by Lund University Press (Lund UP) have gone through the following stages:

  • Submission of the complete manuscript by the author/authors or editor/editors (henceforth ‘author’)
  • Initial decision by the Director to take the submission to the Editorial Committee
  • Decision by the Editorial Committee to send the manuscript to peer reviewers
  • Favourable reports from peer reviewers and a satisfactory response on the part of the author to any concerns raised by peer reviewers
  • Acceptance by the Editorial Committee
  • Signing of contract with Lund UP
  • Translation into English, or language editing of a manuscript in English
  • Pre-press work, including copy-editing, of the finished English-language manuscript at Manchester University Press (Manchester UP)
  • Consultation between author, Lund UP and Manchester UP on matters of layout, presentation, illustrations (including cover design) and marketing
  • Production of the first digital file
  • Simultaneous publication in print and Open Access on the OAPEN platform through Manchester UP
  • Inclusion in Manchester UP’s catalogue and on its website, along with sales and marketing efforts based on a plan aligned with the Manchester UP list.


In addition, the process outlined above may have been preceded by a period of consultation between the author and both university presses on the basis of a proposal submitted by the author. Contracts are only awarded to completed manuscripts, but an author is welcome to contact Lund UP with a prospectus for a forthcoming book. If it looks interesting, the author will receive feedback both from Lund UP and from Manchester UP.