How it works

HOW IT WORKS

We pride ourselves on publishing high-quality academic work.
As such, we follow a straight-forward process to facilitate speedy publishing,
strict quality control, and prompt communication.

STEPS BOOK CHAPTER/ COMPACT
Step 1: Online Submission Submit your open access book proposal. Make sure to include information on any sources of funding you receive and any potential conflict of interest. Supplement your application with a list of keywords that best describe the scope of your research and its main subject. Submit your open access chapter or compact. Make sure to include information on any sources of funding you receive and any potential conflict of interest. Supplement your application with a list of keywords that best describe the scope of your research and its main subject.
Step 2: Editorial Review Your submission is reviewed by our editors for compliance with the quality and scope requirements. Your submission is reviewed by our editors for compliance with the quality and scope requirements.
Step 3: Peer Review Your book proposal undergoes a peer review process. An editor assigns your proposal to a reviewer who is widely acknowledged as a subject matter expert. You will receive one of the following responses:
  • a positive decision with feedback on minor adjustments,
  • an invitation to re-submit following major adjustments,
  • or rejection.
Your book proposal undergoes a peer review process. An editor assigns your proposal to a reviewer who is widely acknowledged as a subject matter expert. You will receive one of the following responses:
  • a positive decision with feedback on minor adjustments,
  • an invitation to re-submit following major adjustments,
  • or rejection.
Step 4: Decision & Payment In the event of a positive decision, you (or your funder) will be invited to pay the Book Processing Charge (BPC). In the event of a positive decision, you (or your funder) will be invited to pay the Chapter Processing Charge (CPC).
Step 5: Revisions Your book is copyedited, proofread, formatted, and prepared for publication. Your manuscript is copyedited, proofread, formatted, and prepared for publication.
Step 6: CC BY License Your book is assigned a CC BY Creative Commons license. Authors retain copyright. Other license types are available upon request. Your manuscript is assigned a CC BY Creative Commons license. Authors retain copyright. Other license types are available upon request.
Step 7: Publication Your book is published and is immediately made available online. Your chapter or compact is published and is immediately made available online.

While Proud Pen is an online publication, you or your institution can order hard copies of your book.
An ebook format is also available upon request.  We encourage our authors to recommend their titles to the libraries of their academic institutions. Publish an open access book with Proud Pen.

Proud Pen is a premier online publisher of academic books. We strongly believe that knowledge makes the strongest difference when it is shared, discussed, challenged, and built upon. That’s why we publish all our books open access.

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