The publishing process

Normally, after acceptance the process of publishing a NIAS book goes through the stages listed below – often with several stages running simultaneously. Contracted authors will receive a specific schedule showing the timeline and deadlines involved in their own book project.

1) Evaluation

  • book proposal submitted by author/editor
  • internal review by NIAS Press
  • submission of manuscript by author
  • international scholarly review by anonymous external referees
  • agreement to publish

2) Editing

  • agreement between author and NIAS Press on revisions to be made
  • work revised by the author and returned to NIAS Press
  • manuscript checked for style, consistency, etc. 
  • copy-editing (incl. language correction) of manuscript
  • keying of corrections, usually by author
  • delivery of finalized text, illustrations, etc.

3) Marketing

  • author’s marketing questionnaire completed and returned
  • final decision on title, preparation of book description
  • registration of book with bibliographic and library services
  • announcement of book to booksellers, libraries, distributors, etc.
  • inclusion in NIAS Press and distributor catalogues
  • preparation of post-publication promotion

4) Production

  • typesetting of book
  • proofing of typeset book pages by author and NIAS Press
  • design of cover and/or jacket
  • preparation of index by author, typesetting and proofing of index
  • final corrections to book
  • printing and binding
  • shipping and delivery of finished books

  5) Publication

  • public release, sale copies distributed to warehouses and bookshops
  • author’s copies and other complimentary copies distributed
  • review copies distributed
  • publicity and promotion (advertisements, launch, conference displays, etc.)


Press news

  • Aug. 9 2019
    Carol Ann Boshier's book 'Mapping Cultural Nationalism: The Scholars of the Burma Research Society,1910-1935' has been shortlisted for the EuroSEAS Humanities Book Prize 2019. Congratulations!

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