Submission Guidelines

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This form is intended to give the editors of the Regards croisés sur le monde anglophone collection a clear idea of your project in a succinct matter. On submission, if your proposal is considered to be in line with the interests of the collection, it will undergo blind review by two readers, at least one of whom will be a member of the collection’s editorial board and at least one of whom will be external to IDEA. We are committed to making publishing decisions as swiftly and efficiently as possible.

Both monographs and collections of articles will be considered for publication. The Regards Croisés collection publishes works written entirely in English and entirely in French, as well as bilingual collections of
French and English articles.

The completed form, with attachments, should be returned to John S. Bak, either in electronic form (sent as a Word document to or by mail (John S. Bak ; Université Nancy 2 ; Département d’anglais ; 3, place Godefroi de Bouillon ; 54000 Nancy, France).

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The Project

1. The proposed title for the book: does the main title clearly flag what the book is about?

2. A statement (around 500 words maximum) of the aims and rationale for the book: how does it further research in the field?

3. A one-page (single spaced) synopsis of the project.

4. The draft contents list.

  • Please attach a chapter by chapter synopsis of the project’s planned content and main argument(s). In order for us to make a fair assessment of the project’s potential, your initial presentation should be as detailed as possible (we would therefore suggest half a page per chapter). The more information we have about the project at an early stage, the sooner we will be able to reach a publishing decision.

5. Details of competing books, either published or in preparation, and how your book distinguishes itself from these.

  • Please list (including author, title and publisher) those publications against which your project will be competing for the end purchaser’s attention and money. These might not be direct competitors, but simply a list of works that your primary readership is buying and using at the moment. What are the key benefits of your project over and above these other publications?

6. The readership level at which your book is aimed, e.g. third-year undergraduate, postgraduate researcher, university lecturer, etc.

7. Details of special features (if any) that your project will include (eg. tables, index, further reading sections, bibliography, glossary, CD, linked web site, etc.)

8. Details of the number and type of illustrations you would like to feature (e.g. photographs, line-drawings, maps, music facsimiles, etc.)

9. The estimated word count of the final project (including footnotes and bibliography).

10. The estimated delivery date. It is important that this date be realistic. Excessive delay will cause organisational difficulties with the collection’s publishers and might result in the termination of the project.

11. Details of any existing financial backing for the project.

  • Please note that while IDEA has a budget to fund publications in the Regards Croisés series and can, in some circumstances, cover all publication costs for projects of sufficient quality, the preferred method for financing publications is a partnership with another research group. Such partnerships may take two forms: 1) a collaboration in which IDEA pays a percentage of the publication costs and works with the author(s)/editor(s) and the Presses Universitaires de Nancy and another research group (or other research groups) pay the remainder of the publication costs; 2) a collaboration in which IDEA works with the author(s)/editor(s) and the Presses Universitaires de Nancy, but the publication costs are the responsibility of another research group.

12. A short biographical paragraph for all authors, editors and contributors involved with the book (if the submission is a collection of articles), and a short CV for the principal author(s) or editor(s).

13. A sample chapter or two.

  • Please attach one or two sample chapters that best represent the project’s planned content and main argument(s).