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IEEE HISTORY CENTER PRESS
AUTHOR CHECKLIST AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
The IEEE History Center Press is interested in working with authors to publish books on the history of electrical and computing-related technologies. The IHC Press works with Amazon.com to publish handsome print-on-demand trade paperback and Kindle® versions. The IHC Press works with a professional indexer with experience in indexing scientific and technological books to prepare an index for your work. (Please note that the IEEE History Press does not publish books on current topics in Electrical Engineering). If you would like your work to be considered for publication by the IEEE History Center, please send the complete manuscript (including image placements within the text, see format below) to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Do not send partial manuscripts or chapters, as we cannot form a complete opinion unless we can read the entire manuscript, and we will not be able to give preliminary evaluations based on a chapter or two.
The History Center Press suggests following the Chicago Manual of Style, however, it is not firmly committed to a particular style. Clarity is the objective. There are a few stylistic preferences:
Dates in international format (e.g. 22 July 2013).
Spell out numbers less than 1000.
Use "more than" or "fewer than" for numbers, rather than "over" or "under" ("More than one hundred days...")
Use SI units, or English units accompanied by their SI equivalents.
FORMATTING INSTRUCTIONS AND CHECKLIST:
1) Book manuscript (as a single Word file) including:
Table of contents,
Introduction and/or Forward
Photo credit page
2) Front Cover image: jpg or tiff, resolution 300 dpi or greater Image files jpg or tiff, resolution 300 dots per inch or higher
Author photograph for back cover: 1.5 inches by 1.5 inches jpg or tiff, resolution 300 dpi or greater
Image files to go in a separate folder.
Format: Times Roman, 12-pt, left-justified, no spacing. Five-space indents. Page breaks between chapters, Chapter headings in Times Roman 22-pt bold, left justified in one of the following three formats. e.g:
Chapter 2: Title of Chapter 2
IV--Title of Chapter IV
Chapter IV: Title of Chapter IV
If you wish to put a quote under the chapter heading, the quote goes in italics.
Chapter subheadings in Times Roman 12 pt, left-justified bold, with a space between the subheading and the text.
Do not insert page numbers in your manuscript, or other headers or footers.
Format for indicating image placement within the text: <insert image FOTO1.JPG>
Caption in Italics underneath
You must also include with your formatted manuscript:
1) A two or three paragraph description of target audience
2) Expected number of sales
3) List of similar books in the field, and a two or three paragraph explanation of why your manuscript is different and the unfilled need it meets.
4) Copies of Reuse Permissions from the copyright owners of any material you are reusing (such as images, quotations from other publications, etc.)