Interested in working with Bristol University Press or Policy Press on your book? This is the journey your book will undertake when you collaborate with us.
Find out about the journals editorial process here.
After initial conversations with your subject Commissioning Editor, you will submit your proposal which will be sent out for peer-review.
Publishing Committee Meeting/BUP Board
Your Editor presents your book to the committee and a contract decision is made.
Contract and writing
Key dates for delivery and publication are agreed and the contract is issued. Then it's over to you to start writing!
Title, blurbs and testimonials - 11 months before publication
We will work with you to create an attention-grabbing title and blurb that we can use to promote your book.
Finalise cover design - 10 months before publication
The team working on the cover for your book will create an eye-catching image that aims to sum up the content and reflect our imprints' brand and style.
Sending out sales advance info - 9 months before publication
Full details about your book are sent to the bibliographic systems used by the international book trade, including online retailers and libraries. Your book appears on our website at this point too. More info on this in Discoverability and SEO.
Delivery - 6 months before publication
Once your draft typescript is delivered it will be peer-reviewed and you will be sent comments to incorporate before final typescript delivery. The final typescript is then passed to production.