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- Lemony Snicket

Focus and Scope

As a further addition to our already established KSP Books portfolio we now offer authors in a wide range of areas within Economics, Finance, Business, Management, Politics and within humanities and social sciences the option to publish open access books.

KSP Books publishes a wide selection of open access books across various disciplines. All KSP Books are freely available online at KSPLibrary and KSP Books and listed in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). You can also browse a comprehensive list of open access books available on our website here.

Freely available online

KSP Books are freely and immediately available online at KSP Library upon publication and are clearly labeled as ‘open access’. They are accessible to anyone worldwide, which ensures distribution to the widest possible audience.

High visibility

In addition to KSP Books, Web of Science and Scopus (As soon as possible), all KSP Library are listed in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) and, where appropriate. Inclusion on these sites enhances the visibility and discoverability of your work. KSP Books are also automatically included in KSP Library’s eBook Collections at no additional charge to ensure maximum distribution.

Authors retain copyright

KSP Books are published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY) license, so they can be reused and redistributed as long as the original author is attributed. Other Creative Commons licenses may be available on request.

All book types accepted

KSP Books accepts complete monographs, edited volumes, and proceedings.

Available in different formats

The open access eBook is freely available online and accessible to anyone with an internet connection at any time. The open access eBook is automatically included in KSP Library’s eBook Collections at no additional cost.

High quality standards

KSP Books are subject to the same high level peer-review, production and publishing processes followed by traditional Global major publishers.

Disciplines

Economics, Finance, Econometrics, Business, Management, Administrative Sciences, Politics etc.

Calls

If you are interested in submitting a proposal or manuscript, we hope the following information will help you and answer your questions.
Submitting your book proposal to KSP Books:

To reach out to potential authors in the market to write on particular topics, KSP Books Editors are always pleased to hear directly from those with book ideas relating to Economics and Bussiness (with Finance, Econometrics, Management) subjects or industries. If you have a book idea you’d like to share, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The form below is intended to guide you through the key information we need regarding content, scope, and audience to consider your book idea for publication:
Template proposal form (download)
If you are unsure of the correct contact, please send your form to books@ksplibrary.org including the following details in the subject line of your email:
Book proposal in [subject area] / [author name: working title]
E.g. Book proposal in Economics / David: Applied Economics
Advice on preparing your proposal

We recommend you keep the following in mind when preparing your proposal:

Table of contents – At a minimum, include chapter titles and a brief description of each chapter. Include major subheads if you have them. Make sure the subheads are clearly descriptive of the content, and not merely clever.

Your intended audience and its needs – Describe who will buy this book and why. Try to quantify the size of the market and the extent to which it is growing. Include any available demographic information on your target reader. Tailoring the content and features of your book from the outset to address the needs of a particular audience will help to make it a success.

Competing resources – List other available books that the reader for your book might purchase as an alternative. Describe how your book will offer the more appealing alternative. Do not include competitive books that are widely different in scope or format from your proposed book. If competition to your proposed book exists, responding to the strengths and weaknesses of that competition in what you include will help us to position the book clearly for our reviewers and customers.

Clarity and discoverability – Help our reviewers to understand your planned content- and later in the process, potential readers to discover your content – by choosing a working book title and chapter titles that clearly describe the material you are covering using the most relevant terms.

E-mail your proposal to: books@ksplibrary.org or secretarial@ksplibrary.org

When we receive your proposal, our editors will review it and we will let you know if we are interested in pursuing it further. It may take our editors up to four weeks to come to a decision.

A proposal may be rejected for a number of reasons, including but not limited to quality of writing, market need for the subject, appropriateness for the series or imprint, author credentials, and duplication of idea or concept already published or under consideration by KSP Books. Even though we might reject your proposal, we reserve the right to publish a book by a different author based on a similar idea or concept.
If you do not hear from us within four weeks, you should assume that your proposal has not been accepted. If your proposal meets our high publishing standards, we will contact you to discuss the project in more details.

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Publishing Process

Initial Review: All submissions are first considered by the Managing Editor to determine if they are suitable, consulting others, including members of the Editorial Board, as necessary.

Contract Agreement: Once your proposal has been approved, a contract is prepared to confirm our publishing partnership. This contract will include key details such as a final delivery date for your manuscript, your rate of payment or royalty for the project, and any specifications you need to consider as you prepare the work, such as a target page or word count. Once the contract for your project has been signed by you and countersigned by KSP Books, assignment can begin.

Assignment: Having determined suitability, the Managing Director informs the Board of Directors and is responsible for sending the complete, or near-complete, manuscript to at least one recognised experts for review.

Peer Review: Referees are asked to consider the following: (1) overall quality; (2) originality (its contribution to the field); (3) academic standards; and (4) success of synthesis between areas for those submissions purporting to be interdisciplinary. Referees will recommend one of the following options: (1) accept outright for immediate publication; (2) accept subject to minor modification; (3) accept subject to major modification; (4) reject outright.

Revision: Authors will be sent anonymized of referee comments. Authors are responsible for considering the suggestions and, if they agree, ensuring that necessary amendments are carried out.

Reconsideration: Revised manuscripts may be returned to Referees or may be assessed solely by the Managing Director (having reference to the review and recommendations by the referees).

Recommendation: Based on referee reports and her own assessment, the Managing Director will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors, which has final responsibility for each decision on each submission.

Author Proof-reading: Once your submission has been accepted, we ask for a fully proof-read copy of your work, with an index and bibliography. Alternatively at the author’s request KSP Books will arrange for additional professional proof-reading and copy-editing services if needed.

KSP Books Proof-reading: Once you submit your final manuscript and images we will check it for consistency and proof-read it in-house. We will then send you a first set of proofs in Word. This is the last opportunity for authors to make minor changes in the text.

Typesetting: After last corrections have been approved we send the manuscript to our typesetters, check their work and send you final proofs in PDF/ Word format. No changes can be made at this stage in order not to disrupt the page layout.

Publication: We usually publish the title within three months (and no later than 6 months) from receiving approved final proofs from authors.

Marketing and Sales: All books published by KSP Books are Open Access. It is readable and downloadable by all readers at no charge.

Writing Rules

KSP Books invites the submission of book proposals and manuscripts. All people are welcome to submit a proposal or book. However, KSP Books publishes books only in the economics, finance, econometrics, business administration and management sciences.

Guidelines for authors
1. Note for the author(s)
The book must be written in English (American or U.K. spelling), in a clear, direct and active style. All pages must be numbered sequentially, facilitating in the reviewing and editing of the ebook/chapter. Authors from non-English speaking countries should collaborate with English speaking colleagues who can check and improve the language, style and grammar of the book.

Submission of an book/chapter entails that the work has not been published previously nor is under consideration for publication elsewhere. It is the responsibility of the person submitting the contents to have prior written consent of the organization/person where/by whom the work was carried out.
It is imperative that before submission, authors should carefully proofread the ebook/chapter content files for special characters, mathematical symbols, Greek letters, equations, tables, references and images, to ensure that they appear in proper order and format.

2. Book layout
2.1. Preliminary pages
Consists of the introductory sections of the book that precede the main text. Editors are advised to prepare these pages carefully as the information given is used for promotional purposes and for international cataloguing programs. The Preliminary pages include:

Title page: Contains the title of the book, the subtitle (if any), edition (for second or subsequent editions only), authora’s /editora’s names. In addition, the title page may contain the authora’s/editora’s affiliations.

Dedication page: There is no rule of text organization for this page as it refers to a personal statement.

Table of contents: Contain at least the chapter titles preceded by the chapter numbers. You may also wish to add the first, and maybe even the second level of heading within each chapter. In a contributed book, the content page should also indicate the author of each chapter. Part/Section titles should be included if there are any.

Foreword: One page foreword should be written by an eminent researcher in the field (other than the author/editor). Include the writer’s name and affiliation at the end. A foreword is usually written by an eminent researcher on the subject, and serves as a recommendation of the ebook.

Preface: One page preface written by the author or editor of the ebook, briefly explaining the aims and scope of the book.

List of contributors: Contains names of all contributors to the book, in alphabetical order with their affiliations and addresses. The format of the list of contributors should be as follows:
Author’s last name, Author’s initial(s)
Name of University/Organization/Institute
City Name,
Country Name
2.2. Body text
BODY TEXT or the main text is essentially made up of chapters, which may be grouped into Parts or Sections that are typically numbered with roman capitals (Part I, II, III,…). Part-title pages may contain text to introduce the reader to the chapters in the part. Chapters are usually numbered with Arabic numerals (Chapter 1, 2, 3,.).

There are no explicit requirements for section organization between these beginning and ending sections. Articles may be organized in different ways and with different section titles, according to the authors’ preference. In most cases, internal sections include:
Materials and Methods
Results
Discussion
Conclusions (optional)

KSP Books has no specific requirements for the order of these sections, and in some cases it may be appropriate to combine sections. Guidelines for individual sections can be found below.

Abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and defined upon first use in the text. Non-standard abbreviations should not be used unless they appear at least three times in the text.
Standardized nomenclature should be used as appropriate, including appropriate usage of species names and SI units.
2.3. Back pages
This may include:

Appendices: An appendix is a reference section at the end of an book (APA rules must be applied). To present lengthy, but essential methodological details, use appendices, which can be a part of the chapter. (Times New Roman, 12 point fonts, 900 max. words per page).The information should be provided in a condensed form, ruling out the need of full sentences. A single appendix should be titled APPENDIX, while more than one can be titled APPENDIX A, APPENDIX B, and so on.

Glossaries: it is a list of terms in a particular domain with the definitions for those terms. Traditionally, a glossary appears at the end of a book and includes terms within that book which are either newly introduced or at least uncommon.

Bibliographies: A systematic list of books and other works such as journal articles. Bibliographies range from “works cited” lists at the end of books and articles to complete, independent publications.

Back Cover Page: A brief write-up (100-150 words) on the major contributions and current affiliation of the author/editor will be required to be printed on the back cover of the print version along with his/her photograph (600 dpi).
2.4. Book/Chapter Length
The minimum page limit of the books is 50 published pages. There is no restriction on the number of figures, tables.
2.5. Footnotes
Footnotes should be used carefully, and numbered them consecutively throughout the book/chapter, using superscript. The position of footnotes should be indicated in the text and be mentioned separately at the end of the chapter, not in the Reference section.
3. Manuscript File Type Requiremnents

Authors may submit their manuscript files in Word (as .doc or .docx), or RTF format. Only RTF and .doc files can be used during the production process.

Submissions with equations: If your manuscript is or will be in .docx format and contains equations, you must follow the instructions below to make sure that your equations are editable when the file enters production.

If you have not yet composed your article, you can ensure that the equations in your .docx file remain editable in .doc by enabling “Compatibility Mode” before you begin. To do this, open a new document and save as Word 2000 or above (*.doc) (we mainly use Word 2007). You can insert equations in one of the two ways listed below.

If you have already composed your article as .docx and used its built-in equation editing tool, your equations will become images when the file is saved down to .doc. To resolve this problem, re-key your equations in one of the two following ways.

(1) Use MathType to create the equation (recommended)
(2) Go to Insert > Object > Microsoft Equation 3.0 and create the equation

Open Chapters

For Editorial Books scheduled for publication in 2018 and 2019.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before September 30, 2018, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by November 5, 2018 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by December 30, 2018, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at “Writing Rules” prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Editor(s)

You may want to be an Editor for a book.

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Ethics and Malpractice

KSP Books is a double-blind, peer-reviewed publications. Since inception, the KSP Journals has been committed to delivering high quality research output and upholding high standards with respect to publication ethics and publication malpractice. In line with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the KSP Journals has developed the following criteria for all of the relevant parties involved in the entire publication process.

A. Our Ethical Guidelines

For the Editor:

1. The Editor shall not discriminate against any author based on race, religion, gender, age, ethnicity, political belief, sexual orientation, country of origin, etc.

2. The Editor shall remain committed to ensuring that all manuscripts are evaluated fairly and objectively; thus, the decision to accept or reject a manuscript shall be based solely on the paper’s importance, originality, and clarity, and the study’s relevance to the KSP Books.

3. In publishing special issues, the Editor shall keep in mind that the size of the contents, the number of papers, and their ratio to notes may be different from those of regular issues. Nonetheless, the review and revision process for all special issues will ensure that all submissions and associated materials are evaluated fairly and objectively, and the decision to accept or reject will be based solely on academic standards.

4. The Editor shall not disclose any information about any manuscript to anyone other than the author, reviewer, potential reviewer, arbiter, or editorial advisors.

5. For the smooth functioning of the KSP Books, in some exceptional situations, the Editor may make discretionary decisions, but in doing so, shall not deviate from the stated policy of transparency, fairness, and impartiality.

6. The Editor shall be ethically obligated to pursue any and all cases of alleged misconduct on the part of the author(s) or reviewer(s). The Editor shall (a) make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a proper and thorough investigation is conducted and (b) make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.

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For the Reviewers:

1. Reviewers shall be objective and constructive in their evaluation of all manuscripts and return reviews within the proposed or mutually agreed time-frame.

2. Reviewers shall respect the confidentiality of peer review and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review during or after the peer-review process.

3. Reviewers shall notify the Editor immediately of any misconduct on the part of any author(s) (e.g. plagiarism, tempering of data, or any other unethical activities).

4. Once a reviewer declares any potentially conflicting or competing interests (which may be personal, financial, intellectual, professional, political, religious, etc.), the reviewer shall be excused from reviewing any manuscript(s) of relevant interest.

For the Authors:

1. Authors shall take public responsibility for the content of their manuscript by submitting only original and unpublished works, by citing content reproduced from other sources, and by obtaining permission to reproduce content from other sources when applicable.

2. Authors shall confirm the authenticity of data used in the study and shall be obligated to provide the entire set of raw data to the editorial office for verification upon request.

3. Authors shall confirm that the manuscript has not been submitted simultaneously to any other publishing outlet.

4. Co-authors shall provide significant contributions in the data collection and/or writing process of an original manuscript.

5. Corresponding authors shall maintain consistent communication with all co-authors and shall be responsible for ensuring that all authors read and approve the final version of the manuscript.

6. Authors shall identify all funding sources pertaining to the research reported in the manuscript with written acknowledgement immediately following the conclusion of the related paper.

7. Authors shall ensure that studies involving human or animal subjects are carried out according to the relevant institutional, local, and internationally accepted guidelines (e.g. WMA Declaration of Helsinki, NIH Policy on Use of Laboratory Animals, EU Directive on Use of Animals), shall provide assurances that all research has been approved by an appropriate body (e.g. research ethics committee, institutional review board) where one exists, shall obtain written informed consent for publication from appropriate individuals, and shall protect the confidentiality of individual information obtained in the course of research.

8. Authors shall notify the managing editor or publisher promptly of any errors, inaccurate or misleading statements relative to one’s publication and shall make correction(s) with due prominence either by publishing an erratum, addendum, corrigendum notice, or by withdrawing the paper.

9. Authors shall declare any potentially conflicting or competing interest that could be considered or viewed as exerting undue influence on his or her duties at any stage during the publication process.

For the Publisher:

1. KSP Books publication process shall always remain sound and solid and shall comply with the standards outlined above.

B. Our Policy Regarding Malpractice

1. As soon as any alleged misconduct or unethical behaviour on the part of any author(s) or reviewer(s) comes to the attention of the editorial office, the Editor shall immediately begin a proper and thorough investigation. The accused shall be given an adequate opportunity to defend his/her actions and explain his/her position. Based on the available evidence, if it is ascertained that the breach is minor, the Editor shall give to the accused a written stern warning not to repeat the infraction in the future.

2. However, if the breach is determined to be of a serious nature, then the Editor shall inform the editorial advisors within the KSP Books and a proper and thorough investigation will commence. The accused shall be given an adequate opportunity to respond to any allegation(s) of wrong doing. Based on available evidence, if the accused is found to be guilty of misconduct, then, in addition to a stern warning note, the employer of the accused shall be notified about the incident and/or the wrongdoer shall be permanently placed on a blacklist with regard to the KSP Books.

3. Alternatively, in the event that the available evidence does not lead to a finding of wrongdoing, the accused will be notified in writing of the conclusion of the investigation.

4. In dealing with ethical breach, the KSP Books shall not discriminate against any accused based on race, religion, gender, age, ethnicity, political belief, sexual orientation, country of origin, etc. All allegations shall be taken seriously and treated in the same manner until a final decision or definitive conclusion is reached.

5. The investigation process shall be carried out in such a way that details of the incident do not spread beyond those individuals with a need to know.

Open Access Policy

This Books provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. KSP Books accept BOAI‘s (Budapest Open Acceess Initiative) open access policy. More…

Archiving

This Books the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More…