Technical Considerations

The production process we use is almost exclusively electronic, from submission to editing to proofreading to typesetting. We expect all manuscripts and other material to be modified and transmitted electronically at all stages of the process. Any physical printouts are likely to be rejected unless approved in advance.

Authors are expected to have at least basic competence in the use of word-processing software, preferably a recent version of Microsoft Word. Please inform us when making your submission if you wish to use some other software. You should be comfortable using Word’s built-in proofing tools (i.e. “tracked changes”).

The hierarchy of headings must be clear from the formatting; you are encouraged to use Word’s built-in heading styles (Heading 1, Heading 2, etc.) if possible. Indented quotations must visually distinct from the body text. This ensures that headings and indented quotations are not re-styled as paragraph text when importing your manuscript into the typesetting software.

Files should be named using the title of your work. When splitting the manuscript into multiple files, each file must be clearly numbered in sequence using two digits (01, 02, etc.).

If your work contains graphics or photographs, sections 16.3 to 16.5 of NHR contain some basic guidance, but if you are uncertain about the quality or format of a specific image, or its copyright status, please ask.

To send large documents or other files to us, Microsoft OneDrive is our preference. We also accept files sent via DropboxGoogle Drive or WeTransfer.

Never miss a beat.

Be the first to know when we publish new books! Join our mailing list for exclusive discounts, author interviews, and more...