Submit a book proposal to UH Press

Do you have an idea for a book?

We are most keen to receive new local and regional history proposals.

How to submit a book proposal

If you would like to submit a book proposal please:

Information for authors

University of Hertfordshire Press gives you all the advantages of a university press including high academic standards, specialist knowledge and rigorous publishing values, as well as the benefits of a small publishing house.

We provide an excellent, personal service for all our authors from the initial proposal stage through to keeping you informed about sales and marketing after your book is published.

Key benefits of publishing with University of Hertfordshire Press:

  • Personal service
  • Specialist knowledge
  • Excellent editorial support
  • A high quality product
  • Individually tailored marketing
  • Promotion through conventional and electronic channels
  • Worldwide sales and distribution

We care passionately about each book we publish and we want you to be as happy as we are with the end product. We consult you over the cover design and promotional materials, valuing your input and making sure you are fully abreast of the book's progress through production.

University of Hertfordshire Press (UHP) peer-review procedure for books is as follows:

Proposals and manuscripts may be submitted to UHP’s Press Manager. All proposals are assessed internally to establish whether the book is a good fit for UHP’s publishing programme.

If UHP agrees to take the submission forward, then the proposal and manuscript are sent for peer review to the relevant series editors, expert scholars in their field, and where appropriate additional reviewers. When approached, external peer reviewers are requested to write a review following the ‘UHP Reviewer Report Form’. A single blind review process is used for all external reviews as standard.

Publication decisions are made by UHP once the reports have been received. Acceptance is typically conditional on authors addressing reviewers’ comments and recommendations to UHP’s satisfaction.