You don’t need to have published a book previously. However, your work should have been published in journals recently and actively, as we are seeking book authors and editors who are prolific and part of the community for whom they are writing.
Textbooks and references mean different things to different book authors and editors, so here is a quick guideline to consider when writing a book for CRC Press:
Please see "Step 1: Write Your Book Proposal" on the How to Publish with Us page of this website.
We have to be selective for our readers. If we feel that a book author or editor is not qualified in a particular area, if we note plagiarism, if reviews are poor, if a book author or editor has expectations that we cannot meet, if the market is too saturated with competitors, or if the material or concept is outdated, we may reject a book proposal. Your time is extremely valuable, as is ours, so we try to make smart decisions that are mutually beneficial.
This depends. If the suggestions seem unfair or unrelated, your acquiring editor can go back to the reviewer and clarify information. If only one out of five or 10 reviewers thinks you should completely restructure your book, the odds are in your favor. However, if the consistent feeling is that topics are to be added or deleted, it is worth giving in to this.
This depends on if the book is a textbook or reference, what kind of competition it’s up against, how many related titles the publisher has to sell with the book, and your input. We seek out reviews from around the globe, and some are more detailed than others.
It may. We are seeking constructive criticism for your manuscript. Reviewers are chosen because they have expert knowledge in the field, and they should be providing comments that will help you shape your manuscript to bring value to the marketplace. Not every book idea is a winner. For some areas, a saturated market exists, and the proposed book does not provide added value. But in many cases, the idea can be reworked. Don’t give up! Restructure the proposal, invite colleagues to help formulate a more succinct proposal and table of contents, accept the comments of the surveyors, and try again.
Yes! We will put your book proposal and a few sample chapters through the review process for you and work swiftly to provide you with a publishing decision.
What compensation do book authors and editors receive?
Yes, they do. Each individual contributing work to the publication must sign a contributor agreement and a permission verification form indicating that the work is his/her own or that permission has been sought to use the work, and that he/she agrees to allow us to publish the work.
Your acquiring editor will discuss the terms of your contract with you and is able to answer any questions you might have.
Please see "Step 5: Prepare Your Book Manuscript" on the How to Publish with Us page of this website.
Please contact the appropriate CRC Press acquiring editor for your subject area. If you are unable to determine the best editorial contact for your book’s subject matter, contact:
Probably not. Your acquiring editor will look everything over, and we will try and be as accommodating as possible.
Yes, it is. Source lines and permission usage and grants are crucial. You can obtain permissions very easily now by logging your requests for reuse at http://www.copyright.com/. Being recognized for one’s work is not only necessary, but the right thing to do. If you request permission to reuse text or figures as you go along with your writing, you will have everything in order by the time your work is finished. You can read more about what requires permission and how to obtain it on our rights and permissions page.
We work with many different citation indexers, including:
This is no problem. We want the best manuscript possible, so discuss the review plan with your acquiring editor to allow time to be built in for this. There are factors to consider for publishing your book at a certain time, such as conference attendance, speaking engagements, bulk purchase, and textbook adoption. Providing your readers with an accurate date they can expect to receive your published book is crucial, so discuss with your acquiring editor the expectations for surveys, reviews, rewrites, classroom testing, and the due date of ancillaries like PowerPoint® slides, website downloads, solutions and laboratory manuals – all of which are necessary to have available upon publication.
Yes, if we are formatting your manuscript, we will copy edit for spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and consistency. We welcome book authors and contributors from all around the globe, so if English is not your native language, that is no problem! If you are preparing a camera-ready manuscript, we provide a proofread. We are very willing to provide a copy edit of your camera-ready manuscript as well, so please discuss this with your acquiring editor.
Any requested changes in the schedule should be taken up with your CRC Press acquiring editor as soon as possible.
Your acquiring editor is your main contact during the entire process and will oversee all aspects before, during, and after receipt of your manuscript, and after publication of your book. However, he/she doesn’t do it alone. Here are some additional individuals at CRC Press who may be in contact with you:
This depends on the size of the book, but four to six weeks is the typical time at the printer. Don’t judge a book on the number of copies in the first print run. That is the old way of publishing. Nowadays we can print quickly and efficiently, so we do not have to fill up warehouses with hundreds or thousands of copies. This is done purposely for space and cost efficiency.
Yes, our books are made available in both formats. The electronic version is available at the same time as the print version. Amazon Kindle and VitalSource are among the many electronic formats. We also can include your reference, monograph, handbook, or professional text/reference in CRCnetBASE, our award-winning platform for academic, public, and corporate library eBook collections.
Please contact Jamie Accorto with any production questions or concerns:
Once your book is in production, you will be assigned a production editor and production coordinator. They can answer most of your production questions.
Everyone is different, but a colorful and appealing cover design catches the eye. A well-chosen image can convey the focus and set the tone of your book at a glance. Your cover designer will provide you with a draft of your book’s cover and the front matter title page. Show your family, friends, students, and colleagues, and gather opinions. You may like the design but not the color or font – this is a quick fix. Once you confirm your cover design, it immediately gets posted to the CRC Press website and Amazon.com, and other third parties that sell or distribute our books will automatically retrieve it.
You will receive your complimentary copy, and your book will be marketed and sold through several channels. We will keep in touch with you regarding possible promotions, future revisions, new book ideas, and book proposal reviews. We value your knowledge and our relationship, so let’s continue to work together!
We do not have anyone on staff here who can translate your book. However, we do seek translations in various languages for our books, and if the translation rights are sold, you will be compensated per your contract details. The translation is normally sought about two years after your English version is published. If you come across an individual who wants to translate your book, you can let us know. However, what we need is a foreign language publisher that wishes to purchase the rights. Most of the time, the foreign language publisher supplies its own translators as well as production, marketing, and printers. You will receive a copy of the translated edition if contracted and published.
Our goal is to continue with our solid reputation of providing our readers with up-to-date and valuable content. Revision cycles for textbooks, handbooks, monographs, and professional books vary, but your acquiring editor will want to discuss how to keep your content fresh, marketable, and available to our readers. When you have ideas for new or revised material for your book, it will be time to open up a dialog.
We will work with you directly on the adoption of your own book or another CRC Press book for your course. We have hundreds of textbooks available for you to choose from. You can request an inspection copy of a book for your course by visiting the book’s landing page on the CRC Press website and clicking on "Request an e-inspection copy." This form is automatically sent to one of our textbook representatives who will acknowledge receipt of your request and contact you prior to issuing your inspection copy.
An acquiring editor will always be available to answer your questions and make sure that you are serviced properly and swiftly at any stage of the process.
Yes! There is no greater reward for us at CRC Press. Your recommendation to publish with us would mean a great deal, and we cannot think of a better compliment.
Please contact the appropriate CRC Press acquiring editor for the subject area. If you are unable to determine the best editorial contact for the subject matter, contact:
The way our authors should submit requests for digital content will vary, depending on the request type. However, for all digital content requests on this page:
Get in touch with your assigned Editorial contact if you require a copy of your own published work for any of the following reasons:
Contact the Academic Tenure Requests Inbox (AcademicTenureRequests@informa.com) if you require a PDF of your own published work for any of the following reasons:
Prior to contacting the inbox, please download, complete, and sign a PDF Licence Agreement (PLA), and attach this to your request email. The PLA is periodically updated, so please collect it from this page for each new request you make to ensure you are using the most recent version of the form. Any requests made with an out-of-date form will need to be resubmitted.
The Academic Tenure Request team will use the PLA to process your request and supply your PDF as an email attachment. If the PDF is larger than 10MB your file will be supplied via T&F's online file transfer service, ZendTo, which will send a collection link to your inbox. Please note, all PDFs supplied will contain an unobtrusive watermark at the top of the page.
Due to the high volume of requests we receive, we aim to process and distribute files within 1-2 weeks of receipt. If your request is urgent, please specify in the subject heading of your email and we will do our very best to expedite.
Contact the Permissions Team (Permissions.Mailbox@taylorandfrancis.com) if you or a 3rd party would like to use your work or a portion of your work for any of the following reasons*1:
• Any commercial use.
• As an internal teaching resource.*2
• Uploading to any open online platform or website, including but not limited to social media, a personal website, a faculty website or a company or organisation’s website.
• Distribution in any format not covered by the uses listed above.
*1 Please note that the average turnaround time for processing books permissions requests is 4-5 weeks.
*2 If scanned or photo-copied content will suffice, your university/institution librarian will be able to source and reproduce the content, specifically for teaching purposes, from a collective licensing agency.
For more information, please contact the appropriate agency:
For information about how your title will be marketed and useful information on book launches, conferences and how to request marketing materials, please read our helpful guide.
For information on Royalties, Translations and other queries about published books please read our helpful guide.
We have a direct feed to Web of Science and Scopus and submit newly published content monthly. All books content that fits the criteria is submitted.
Google Scholar now (as of 2018) crawls https://www.taylorfrancis.com/ for our book content and metadata and indexes it. This means all T&F books / content on our platform is discoverable when people are searching for material using google scholar.
This varies and T&F have no control or influence over processing time.
Web of Science: book receipting, evaluation, and indexing is a labour-intensive process driven by Web of Science editorial priorities, all book suggestions are manually reviewed. There is no average timeline from initial delivery to indexed content. Currently, our books appear to be taking around 6 months to go through the process
Scopus: a dedicated team manually review all suggested books once per year, during the summer. All suggested books are evaluated based upon the below described selection criteria.
Google Scholar: we have recently made an agreement with Google Scholar for them to index T&F content, including backlist titles so all books will materialise there in due course. Your T&F editor will not able to give an ETA for a specific backlist book appearing, but going forward, we would expect all books to appear on Google Scholar a few months of publication.
WOS considers both HSS & STEM content across over 250 disciplines. The index considers any scholarly books that present fully referenced original research, or reviews of the literature (NB books with full text in a language other than English are also considered for coverage). Product types considered include dissertations (if part of established book series with diverse content/published as a well edited and reviewed monograph), well referenced textbooks aimed at graduate or advanced research audience, biographies, scholarly reference books, reissued content may be considered if it bears a current copyright date and has not been covered previously. Books containing lots of reprinted content are not generally considered.
Scopus in general considers HSS & STEM content across all disciplines. As with WOS books with full text in a language other than English are also considered for coverage. Product types considered include: Monographs, edited volumes, major reference works, graduate level texts. Product types not eligible include: dissertations, undergraduate-level text books, atlases, yearbooks, biographies, popular science books, manuals, etc.
As of 2018 CRC books are now being accepted for consideration by Scopus, they will also be considering all our available CRC backlist titles.
Web of Science retains the right to choose what they index. The most common reason we are given that a T&F book is rejected is due to it not fulfilling one of the criteria above (e.g. too much previously published material).
As with Web of Science the ultimate decision about whether to include a book is taken by SCOPUS. We are not currently provided with individual reasons for rejection.
Across all publishers, Scopus intend to index circa 20,000 per year going forward. There are currently circa 150,000 books indexed in Scopus.
Web of Science: WOS index 10,000 books a year and accept a maximum of 1000 books per publisher per year (they take 1000 a year from T&F). They have currently indexed circa 100,000 books.
Neither WOS or Scopus take appeal requests from the author or the publisher if a book is rejected.
Your publications on Scopus may be spread over different author profiles, because these are generated automatically. The Start button here will take the you to the ORCID site, where you can give permission for Scopus to read your ORCID record (to find your profile(s) in Scopus), and send your ID to ORCID. If you choose to send a list of your publications to ORCID at the end of this process, Scopus will repeat this to gain permission to update the corresponding ORCID record. Scopus and ORCID share and sync their data monthly.