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For book authors

Manuscript approval

The manuscript submitted for the evaluation must correspond to the the chosen academic genre, it must contain all the necessary components for the relevant type of publication.

Approval procedure. Manuscript approbation of publications published by Vilnius University Press, the type of which requires peer review, is initiated at the faculties of Vilnius Universuty taking into account the type of manuscript. Depending on the type of manuscript in accordance with the procedure established by the University faculties (appointing of the independent reviewers; scientific review of the manuscript (verification of the scientific quality of the content); manuscript adjustment based on reviews; consideration of the manuscript and recommendation for publication in the council of the VU faculty).
Publications of the authors of the VU community, the type of which does not require scientific review, are provided for publication with the approval of the head of the faculty and agreed with Vilnius University Press.

Submission of a proposal for a new book

Manuscripts of authors from outside the VU community and the VU community (where the book genre is a science popularization or information book) are submitted for evaluation by filling in the new book proposal form and sending it by e-mail  to Vilnius University Press.

Open Access

Vilnius University Press books can be published in Open Access under Creative Commons licenses. We are using CC BY, CC BY-SA licenses. Vilnius University Open Access policy can be found here.

Open Access (OA) book-publishing program with Vilnius University Press:

  • Access: public access is for the final published e-book and access is immediate.
  • Fee: open access publication fee is paid by the author or by a institution on their behalf for example by their institution or funding body. The book publishing charge depends on the manuscript length. Please send us our manuscript for evaluation.
  • Use: open access books are made available under the CC BY, CC BY-SA licenses.
  • Royalties: no royalty is paid on the open access e-book but authors will receive a royalty from sales of the printed versions.

Tips for self-promoting of your book

We are doing our best to increase the visibility of the published books. However, there are some key things where you as the author can help to promote the book and to maximize the impact of your published research significantly:

  1. Register for an ORCID iD, get an author identifier and include details of published articles or books to your profile. ORCID iD provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you as an author from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognised.
  2. You may choose to deposit your article’s or book's research data to community-recognised repositories where possible, or to general-science repositories if no community resource is available. By making your research data available you can help promote your published research, raise your profile by making your research more discoverable, and further encourage citations.
  3. Join academic, social networks and update your profile with details of your published books and articles: ResearchGateAcademia.eduMendeley, Google Scholar. To facilitating saved searches and setting alerts, creating a Google Scholar profile will allow you to track citations to your publications, and have them appear in Google Scholar search results for your name.
  4. Share your book via social media platforms using links to the article or book on Vilnius University Press website: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and many others. Alert your followers on social networking sites by announcing your published work along with a link to your books or articles.
  5. Update your faculty website and create a professional website with the bibliographic entries of your book or article and links to them on Vilnius University Press website. Creating a personal, professional website with your research findings, achievements, publications and ambitions gives people a better sense of who you are. Always include links to your book, and link to your website in your email signature, and on all of your online and social media profiles, to get maximum exposure.
  6. You can also install the free Altmetric Bookmarklet to see if anyone has mentioned your research.
  7. Find a Wikipedia page about your research topic and add a link to your book.
  8. Share your book with your colleagues using e-mail. Take advantage of any relevant email newsletters sent out through your institution or society. Add a link to your email signature, or simply email a link to key colleagues and contacts in your field.
  9. Present your book and articles at conferences. Presenting and networking personalize your work, giving it a face and a voice, and it can create new opportunities for collaboration.

More tips on creating good title for books, articles and chapters here.

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