IPPP Contributor Information

Oxford-Textbooks

We welcome proposals for the IPPP book series and Oxford Handbooks

All proposals are subject to OUP’s normal editorial process including peer review (see link to OUP Home Page below) but this page provides informal guidance that you may find helpful in preparing a submission

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1. Proposals for the IPPP book series

There is no fixed template for Handbook proposal submissions.
Handbook proposals should follow a similar format to proposals for the book series

Given the particular aims of the Handbook series it is important that your proposal

  1. Defines carefully the area of the interdisciplinary field with which it is concerned
  2. Provides an indicative list of contributors that covers that area
  3. Indicates the need for the proposed Handbook and how it will help to advance work in that area
Nature and Narrative
Nature and Narrative: an Introduction to the New Philosophy of Psychiatry, the launch volume of the IPPP book series
A proposal should normally include
  • Working Title – this should be eye-catching but also convey the core theme of the book – a short title and longer subtitle often work well
  • Summary or Introduction – up to 500 words describing the core theme of the book and how this will make an original contribution to the field
  • Table of Contents – the table of contents (particularly for edited collections) will often be provisional at this stage but it should indicate how the theme of the book is developed across the volume.
  • Further Details of Contents – a summary of the contents of each chapter should be included that gives more detail of how the theme of the book is developed and sustained
  • Competition – this section should note similar or otherwise competing publications (if any) and how your proposal adds to the existing literature
  • Target Audience – this section should spell out the intended audience for your book
  • Timing of Submission – please indicate when you plan to submit the manuscript (ie how long after acceptance)
  • Author/Editor Biography – please include a brief biography and list of your publications

 

Note in particular:

  1. The working title and summary/introduction – these are particularly important in conveying your ideas to peer reviewers
  2. First-time authors – it is important to include details of your publication record on the proposed topic of your proposal in peer-reviewed journals
  3. Edited collections – there is no requirement to obtain advance agreement from proposed contributors but please include a summary of the anticipated contents of each chapter
  4. Timing of submissions – we encourage authors/editors to be realistic about timing – there is no advantage in suggesting an early submission date – the series has developed strongly by building up a ‘pipe-line’ of anticipated submissions over an extended period

As indicated at the start of this page all submissions are subject to OUP’s appraisal procedures including editorial and peer review

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2. Proposals for Oxford Handbooks

The IPPP series welcomes proposals for both authored volumes and edited collections.

There is no fixed template for proposal submissions

Handbook proposals should follow a similar format to proposals for the book series

Given the particular aims of the Handbook series it is important that your poeopdal

  1. Defines carefully the area of the interdisciplinary field with which it is concerned
  2. Provides an indicative list of contributors that covers hat area
  3. Indicates the need for the proposed Handbook and how it will help to advance work in that area
Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry, the launch volume of the IPPP Oxford Handbooks
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3. Submitting your Proposal

Proposals should be submitted by email to the Senior Commissioning Editor for the series, Martin Baum  at Martin.Baum@oup.com Proposals are subject to editorial and peer review and to approval by the Delegates to Oxford University Press (a group of senior academics recruited from across the University) The academic editors will be glad to discuss proposals with you in advance of submission
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