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Guide for Authors

Congratulations on signing a contract to publish with Macmillan International Higher Education! This page provides an introduction to who’s who at Macmillan International Higher Education and the process of both submitting a manuscript for production and the production process itself. We’d advise you to read through the whole document as soon as possible after signing your contract and use it as a reference guide throughout the process.

Who's Who

Your main point of contact at Macmillan International Higher Education is likely to be your commissioning editor, but you may well come into contact with other members of staff at various stages in the production and publication cycle.



Marketing and Sales


Submitting the Final Manuscript

We hope you enjoy the production process and we aim to provide a professional and efficient service whilst producing your book to the highest practicable standards. In order to help us do this, we ask that you submit your manuscript in an appropriate form. The guidelines below offer advice on the most common queries from authors: text style; referencing style; manuscript layout; permissions queries; supplying artwork; and cover design.

Text style

Notes, References and Bibliography

Edited collections





Submissions form

The Production Process

The following is an overview of the stages that your book will complete during the production process.

Once your manuscript has been transferred to production, you will be contacted by a production editor, who will send you the proposed schedule that will outline the dates for the rest of the production process.

Key stages of production overview

Production workflow

Copy-editing and copy-editing queries

Proofs and proofreading


Publication – delivery to warehouse and advance copies