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Publishing with UTP Scholarly Publishing

The Scholarly Publishing division publishes books for scholars, students, faculty and the informed reader in the humanities, social sciences, and business. We welcome the addition of new authors with innovative research to our list.

Submission Guidelines

Please include the following in your proposal:

  1. A working title
  2. An overview of the book
    • What is it about? What is its central argument?
    • Why have you written this book?
    • How does your book compare to others in this field?
    • How will it be different?
    • If the manuscript is based on a dissertation, please tell us when it was defended and the revisions you have made or propose to make.
  3. Information about intended audience(s)
    • If the book is intended for course adoption, please list relevant course titles/departments. If you have information about where such courses are taught, or an idea of enrollment, please include here
    • Is your book for specialists in your field? In a particular area of a larger field?
    • Is there a broader general audience?
  4. Manuscript information
    • Anticipated length including word count
    • Total number of illustrations, figures, and tables (if applicable)
    • Anticipated completion date
  5. For edited collections or multi-authored works, please include a description of how the book will be thematically integrated and how the chapters will be linked
  6. Table of Contents with a brief synopsis of each chapter
  7. Curriculum vitae for each author
  8. Sample chapter (if available)

Please do not submit a manuscript unless you have been requested to do so by your editor and please ensure you keep all originals.

Contact UTP Scholarly Publishing acquisition editors

Because of the volume of submissions we receive, it may take several weeks for one of our editors to respond to your submission. If you have not had a response in 6 to 8 weeks, please contact the editor for an update on your submission. Proposals submitted by mail should be sent to:

Editorial Department, Scholarly Publishing
University of Toronto Press
10 St Mary Street, 7th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M4Y 2W8
Attention: (relevant editor's name)

Please note: we do not publish new fiction, poetry, or conference proceedings.

If the editor is interested in considering your book, you will be asked to submit your manuscript for more formal review. Manuscripts will be assessed by experts in the field. If the reports are positive, the manuscript may be presented to our internal Publishing Committee. Manuscripts in humanities and social sciences approved by this committee are then submitted for the approval of our Manuscript Review Committee, an external committee consisting of senior scholars from the University of Toronto. Approved proposals and manuscripts in business are submitted to the Rotman/UTP Publishing Advisory Board, an external committee consisting of senior academics from the Rotman School of Management.