Publish with Oxbow Books (Imprint)

Oxbow Books is one of the world’s leading publishers in archaeology publishing over 70 titles a year written by leading academics and individual researchers from around the world. We welcome proposals in all the subject areas that we cover: archaeology (all periods), ancient history, the ancient Near East, the classical world, Egyptology, landscape and environmental archaeology, archaeozoology and maritime archaeology. We publish single-author monographs, edited collections of papers and excavation and research reports.

 We can offer:

•  Peer-review for single-author (or two or three authored) monographs

•  High production standards

• Fast turnaround time (8-10 months from receipt of manuscript)

• Helpful and efficient editorial and production team

•  Excellent worldwide marketing and distribution

•  Simultaneous print and e-book publication

• Expertise with large, complex, multi-volume projects


How to submit a proposal to Oxbow Books

Please follow the appropriate guidelines below. All proposals should be sent to Oxbow’s head of publishing Julie Gardiner, preferably by e-mail (jpg@oxbowbooks.com)


Single-Author Monograph

Please include the following information:

• Title and author/s

•  A summary (up to one page), including background to the project

•  List of contents and brief chapter summaries

•  The introduction (if there is one) and a sample chapter

•  Proposed timetable for submission of manuscript to Oxbow

•  Word count (approximate is fine), not including tables

•  Number of black and white illustrations (approximate is fine)

•  Number of colour illustrations (approx) and type (eg photo, drawing, map, chart/graph)

•  Any competing titles and proposed readership

•  Other relevant information such as grants available, a conference, event or other deadline that the book should be published in time for, and particular groups or organisations which it is particularly relevant for/could be marketed to

•  CVs or biographical info

 If we think your proposal is suitable, it will be sent for external review (we may ask for the complete manuscript), a process which can take up to 2-3 months.

E-mail proposals to Julie Gardiner (jpg@oxbowbooks.com).

 

Edited Collections of Papers

Edited volumes depending on their production requirements and sales potential sometimes require a grant to make them financially viable and to keep the price at a reasonable level.

Please include the following information:

• Title and editors

• A summary (up to one page), including aims and how it has originated

•  List of contents

•  Brief abstracts of the papers including contributor affiliation and whether they have agreed to contribute

• Word count (approximate is fine), not including tables

• Number of black and white illustrations (approximate is fine)

• Number of colour illustrations (approx) and type (eg photo, drawing, map, chart/graph)

• Proposed timetable for submission of manuscript to Oxbow

• Any additional requirements such as large-scale illustrations (eg fold-outs), scanning needing to be done by publisher

• Any competing titles and proposed readership

• Please state whether the papers be peer-reviewed before submission, and please confirm that the editors will copy-edit and assess the quality of papers. (NB Oxbow does not arrange peer-review for edited volumes but recommends this takes place prior to submission of the finished manuscript)

• Other relevant information such as grants available, a conference, event or other deadline that the book should be published in time for, and particular groups or organisations which it is particularly relevant for/could be marketed to

• CVs or biographical info on the editors. NB abbreviated CVs are fine, we don't need complete article lists


Excavation and Research Reports

Please include the following information. Please be aware that this category of publication most often needs some level of funding to make them financially viable.

• Title and authors

• A summary (up to one page), including background to the project

• List of contents

• Proposed timetable for submission of manuscript to publisher

• Word count (approximate is fine), not including tables

• Number of black and white illustrations (approximate is fine)

• Number of colour illustrations (approx) and type (eg photo, drawing, map, chart/graph)

• Proposed timetable for submission of manuscript to Oxbow

• Any additional requirements such as large-scale illustrations (eg fold-outs), scanning needing to be done by publisher

• Other relevant information such as grants available, a conference, event or other deadline that the book should be published in time for, and particular groups or organisations which it is particularly relevant for/could be marketed to

• CVs or biographical info on editors. NB abbreviated CVs are fine, we don't need complete article lists

 

Open Access

For more information on Oxbow's Open Access policy please contact the Editorial Office.