InTech Books

InTech's edited volumes are a self-contained collections of scholarly papers targeting an audience of practicing researchers, academics, PhD students and other scientists.

The contents of our books are usually written by multiple authors whose contributions are edited by senior members of the scientific community who have expertise in the specific topics and objectives of the book.

InTech books are published online. Not only are the contents fully searchable and accessible on our reading platform but editors and corresponding authors who have contributed to the book get quality hard cover copy of the book, courier-delivered immediately after printing.

InTech Books

We’ve harnessed technology to accelerate the publishing process so that we can concentrate on helping authors disseminating their work to international scientific communities, without compromise to the rigor of the editorial and review process.

We work with you through 3 main phases and twelve keys steps before, during and after publication.

PHASE 1: ACQUISITION

STEP 1: BOOK PROJECT CATALOG

The preliminary process before a book is started includes the following steps; InTech' Acquisition team prepares a catalog of tentative book projects for the upcoming year. The selection of book topics for the yearly publishing plan is based on extensive market research, book proposals sent for evaluation by Authors/Editors and their general suggestions, keeping track of what our audience requests (readers feedback), relaunching previous topics that were highly cited and downloaded and are still in demand.

STEP 2: BOOK EDITOR ACQUISITION

Once the catalog is complete, the Acquisition team proceeds to contacting possible Book Editors for each book project. Book Editors are chosen based on their research areas, scientific merits and previous publications. They are external collaborators that agree to contribute, independently and on a voluntary basis, their own expertise in reviewing the chapters and deciding the content of the book.

One or more Book Editors are appointed for each book. In many cases, Editors may work in team with co-Editors or external collaborators from the field. Once appointed, the Book Editor(s) prepares all the necessary information required to start the book project; this includes a list of potential topics/chapters to be included.

STEP 3: AUTHOR INVITATION

InTech's Acquisition team assists in inviting suitable Authors that might contribute to a specific book project. Authors to be invited are chosen based on their publishing history and current research field. Prospective authors with previously published work in a related field are contacted and invited to submit chapter proposals. Authors who have previously published on related topics with InTech may also be invited.

PHASE 2: BOOK PREPARATION

STEP 4: CHAPTER PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

Once a Book Editor starts receiving submissions (chapter proposals) from Authors, the preliminary review, that will determine the book scope more precisely, begins. The reviewing, editing and publishing process takes 12-14 months on average.

The Publishing Process is managed by an in-house Publishing Process Manager (PPM); each book project has one PPM assigned to facilitate all steps until the publication of the book. Among other tasks, the PPM communicates with the Book Editor(s) and the Authors during the whole production process.

All Authors that accept to participate in an ongoing book project are asked to register. Please note that for the time being only authors who have been invited to participate in a book project can register.

After registration the Authors enter the first step of the Book Preparation. The first step of the book preparation is the submission of the chapter proposal.

A chapter proposal consists of: a tentative title, Author name(s) and a short description of the proposed chapter, clearly explaining the aims and concerns of the chapter (length: 1-4 pages).

All submitted chapter proposals are uploaded to the Manuscript Tracking System (MTS). The MTS is a program that allows submission of manuscripts with tracking of its progress until the end of the publishing process. Authors and Editors have access to the MTS and can view the process steps, documents and next steps at any time.

STEP 5: CHAPTER PROPOSAL REVIEW

The Book Editor(s) reviews all the chapter proposals, decides which topics to accept/reject or change to better suit the book and selects manuscripts with a high degree of relevance and a bearing on developments in the field. Book Editors have the overall responsibility for the content of the publication, and they pay particular attention to originality, research methods, key results, and language, accepting only chapter proposals and manuscripts that meet all scientific requirements.

STEP 6: FULL CHAPTER SUBMISSION

The Authors of the accepted chapter proposals are informed that they can proceed to write and submit the complete chapter following the publisher's Author Guidelines (a guide to preparing the manuscript for submission).

STEP 7: EDITORIAL REVIEW

The Book Editor(s) reviews the full chapters, evaluating its scientific merit, and ultimately deciding whether it is suitable for inclusion in a book or not. He/she has the possibility of accepting/rejecting/asking for revisions of the full chapter. Once revised, if review reports deem the chapter to be unacceptable, authors are informed that their chapter has not been accepted for publication. If the review report result requires the chapter to be revised the Authors are informed on the matter and are required to revise their chapter in order to make it suitable for publication. (Revised submissions go through final review conducted by the Book Editor(s)).

When the manuscript meets all Editor's requirements, it is accepted for publication. The Authors are informed about the acceptance of their chapter.

The publisher monitors the review process and tries to keep the refereeing delay within 3 months.

InTech books' Editors choices during the editorial review are independent from the publisher. InTech does not interfere with the Editors' work under any circumstances.

STEP 8: ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGE PAYMENT

The Article Processing Charge (APC) is paid only after the chapter has passed the review process and is accepted to be published in the book. The APC covers the costs associated with publication and promotion and is payable by the author, their institution or funder.

PHASE 3: PRODUCTION

STEP 9: TECHNICAL EDITING

Chapters with serious language inconsistencies are subjected to a detailed proof reading. When all chapters are accepted for publication, the book is forwarded to technical editing.

All formatted chapters/proofs are sent to the Authors to be reviewed. After the Authors return the proof together with the permission to publish, we consider these finalized.

STEP 10: BOOK FINALIZATION

At this stage, when the full chapter review phase is complete, the Book Editor proceeds to effectuate the final steps: he/she organizes the chapters into titled sections, writes the preface, provides the final book title.

STEP 11: PUBLICATION, PRINT AND DELIVERY

Once all the requirements are fulfilled, the book is published online and printed; free hard copies are sent to the Book Editor and corresponding Authors who have contributed to the book.

STEP 12: DISSEMINATION

Once published, the book will be made available through InTech's reading platform, indexed in scientific databases, and the author(s) and their work will be promoted by InTech online, universities, and in book fairs.

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