City University Press welcomes submissions of book proposals that are within the core areas of our publishing focus. If you have an exciting idea for a book, we would love to hear it!

How to submit:

1. Download and complete the Book Proposal Submission Form (Download Here)

2. Together with the Proposal Submission Form, please include:

    • Table of contents and/or chapter outline
    • One (1) sample chapter
    • A copy of your current CV or résumé in your submission (if you have co-authors, please attach a copy of their CV or résumé as well)
  1. When you are ready, submit the completed Proposal Submission Form with the required  documents (preferably in a compressed/zipped file) to:

  4.  You may refer to the requirement to publish book here (Download Here)

Please ensure that you keep a copy of your submission for your own reference. For additional information to aid your submission, do check out our Style Guide and Publishing Ethics pages.

Please do not send us your entire/completed manuscript or work in your submission; we are unable to return any unsolicited manuscript or work. We will also not be held accountable for any lost or misdirected submissions.

As a general rule, we adhere to the framework of the Chicago Manual of Style. The following are some recommended general guidelines when preparing your manuscript:

  • Usage of British spellings over American spellings (e.g., “colour” not “color”; “organise” not “organize”; “programme” not “program”)
  • Usage of italics for emphasis and foreign words
  • Usage of author-date system for references and in-text citations
  • Express numbers below 10 in words (e.g., two, nine) and numbers 10 and above in numerals
  • If you have illustrations, please include them within the text and separately as high resolution files (JPEG or TIFF format)  

Please note that we do make exceptions to the aforementioned guidelines, on a case-by-case basis. Your Editor will be able to guide and provide you with the necessary information.​

We value integrity, quality, and trust. We practise ethical publishing and are committed to upholding principles of the highest ethical standards in every step of the publication process. Adherence to ethical codes of conduct in publishing is a responsibility of the authors and editors – therefore, some general guidelines of expected ethical behaviour should be observed:


For Authors

Authors are primarily responsible for the following:

  • Originality — The work that authors wish to publish must be original and of their own creation. It must also not have been published in other forms and media or in any language.
  • Content — While freedom of speech is valued, authors must ensure that their work does not contain any form of libel.
  • No plagiarism — Plagiarism in any form, whether it is claiming credit for the work of others or not appropriately cited, is unacceptable. Any content (data, text, or images) by other sources in authors’ own work must be acknowledged appropriately.
  • No infringement of rights — Infringement means using the content of others in one’s own work without permission. Obtain permission where necessary to avoid infringement of copyright/ intellectual property rights/other rights.


For Editors

Editors are primarily responsible for the following:

  • Fair treatment — The editor evaluates the author’s work in an impartial and objective manner, with neither bias nor prejudice with regard to the author’s gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, or religious beliefs.
  • Quality — The editor must ensure that the quality of the author’s work is maintained at the highest level of excellence. Potential plagiarism and rights’ infringement must be constantly checked and looked into.
  • Author confidentiality — The author’s work and any discussion arising from it are kept confidential and privy only to the editor; no information will be shared outside of the author–editor relationship unless otherwise agreed upon.
  • Reviewer confidentiality — If reviewers are engaged, the editor will protect their identities and not disclose them unless otherwise agreed upon.


A good working relationship between an author and an editor relies on trust, respect, and transparency. Professionalism is expected from both sides and responding to each other in a timely manner is equally important. The integrity of the published work is a responsibility shared by both, as the author ensures that his/her work meets ethical requirements and the editor guides the author in doing so.