Contributors can propose single authored works, co- or multi-authored works, as well as edited volumes. Proposals to the series should follow Lexington Books guidelines (see below) and should include a proposed deadline date. Authors can expect their finished manuscripts to be blind peer reviewed as well as reviewed by the editors. Completed manuscripts should be kept to a limit of 120,000 words. A Lexington Books style guide can be found at the link at the bottom of the page..
To submit a manuscript for consideration by
Lexington Books, please send the following items to one or both editors:
- a prospectus (see
below for details)
- a detailed table of
- one or two sample
- your curriculum
If you are proposing an edited collection,
please include titles, affiliations, and brief resumes for each of the
The prospectus should include:
- A description of
the book, describing the core themes, arguments, issues, goals, and/or
topics of the work, what makes it unique, what questions it seeks to
answer, and why you are qualified to write it.
- A description of your
target audience (undergraduate or graduate students? scholars?
- An analysis of
competing or similar books (including publishers and dates), indicating
distinctive and original elements of your project that set it apart from
these other works.
- A list of courses
in which your book might be used as a text or supplementary text,
indicating the course level at which this book may be used.
- An indication of
whether any part of your manuscript has been published previously, and if
it is a doctoral dissertation, what changes you are proposing to prepare
it for publication.
- The length of the
manuscript as a word count. Will
there be figures, tables, or images, and if so, approximately how many?
- If the manuscript
is not complete, an estimation of when it will be finished.
- The names of four
to seven respected scholars in your field with whom you have no personal
or professional relationship. Include their titles, affiliations, and
- An indication of
whether the manuscript is under consideration by other publishers.