Adapting your Conference Proceedings
Ethics International Press are always pleased to receive proposals for an Edited Collection selected from papers presented at or submitted to a conference.
Please read and follow these short guidelines below and remember that, in common with the rest of our publishing portfolio, Ethics International Press make no charges to publish edited conference proceedings.
Selection - the most important job of an editor looking to take papers presented at a conference into an edited collection, is selection. Normally, we do not publish full proceedings from a conference. Think carefully about the order of the papers (chapters).
Introduction - please create an introduction which explains what the collection is about, and briefly previews the selected chapters. You may if you wish reference that the collection consists of papers selected from those presented at the named conference.
Title - do not call your collection ‘proceedings of…’ etc. The title should represent the subject matter of the collection. The title will normally be different from the title of the conference. A title needs to be clear and descriptive enough for a reader to be able to get a clear picture of what the book is about, just by reading the title.
Notification - please make sure that all the authors selected for publication have been informed. If you can, please give the authors some brief feedback on why their paper was selected.
Reference style - ideally, reference style will be consistent throughout all the included chapters, though this is not a requirement. We do not specify a reference style, though the Harvard (name, date) style is most common in academic work. Please do ensure that there is no ‘under-referencing’. Direct quotations, particularly lengthy passages, must have a source quoted. If they do not, they will likely be picked up by plagiarism checks.
Third party material and permissions - you do not need to include copyrighted material (photos, maps, diagrams and charts from other published works, etc.) in a conference presentation, but you do in a book. If you include them, you will need to get permission before we can agree to publish. So think about excluding them unless they are crucial to your book.