Login or Register to make a submission.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Please read the instructions below under "Author Guidelines" before submitting your book proposal. Only book proposals may be submitted. We do not accept full manuscripts without an accepted proposal.
  • A current CV that includes your full name and contact information
  • General description of the proposed book, including a brief overview of its subject matter, why it is needed/useful, who the intended audience is, how it would differ from any other similar already published titles, how it contributes to the existing body of scholarship
  • Prospective table of contents with brief chapter summaries as well as any noteworthy additional features (e.g. appendices, translation, datasets, etc.)
  • Expected completion date or desired publication date

Author Guidelines

Book Proposals

To have your book considered for publication by Atla Open Press, you must submit a complete book proposal that includes the items listed below.  Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the Editor-in-Chief in advance of submitting a full proposal for help or guidance in developing a book idea.

Please note, eventual manuscripts must comply with our manuscript submission guidelines (https://books.atla.com/atlapress/guidelines), which specify, among other things, acceptable file format (Microsoft Word only) and typeface (standard fonts only). If your proposed book cannot be submitted as a compliant manuscript, please contact the Editorial Board prior to submitting your proposal.

- Your full name, contact information, and a current Curriculum Vitae

- General description of the proposed book, including a brief overview of its subject matter, why it is needed/useful, who the intended audience is, how it would differ from any other similar already published titles, how it contributes to the existing body of scholarship

- Prospective table of contents with brief chapter summaries as well as any noteworthy additional features (e.g. appendices, translation, datasets, etc.)

- Expected completion date

Review of Proposals

Proposals will be reviewed for fit within the vision/mission/scope of the Atla Open Press by the editorial board within a reasonable time after submission. Once a decision has been made on a proposal, you will receive an email notifying you of the decision. If your proposal is accepted, you will be provided with manuscript preparation instructions as well as an expected timeline for completion and review of your manuscript. Please note, acceptance of a book proposal does not guarantee publication.

Once a proposal is accepted, the author will be provided with an Author Agreement as well as the Atla Open Press Manuscript Guidelines and Author Instructions.

Privacy Statement

The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this site falls within the scope of the standard functioning of scholarly publishing.  It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviors, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.

The Press’s editorial team and Atla staff use this data to guide their work in publishing and improving this publication. Data that will assist in developing the OMP publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by the Press, Atla, or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here.

Those involved in editing, publishing and hosting this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design.