Thank you for trusting us in publishing your manuscript. Writing and publishing a book is a monumental achievement for anyone. Therefore, it is our duty to ensure that the publishing process you undergo can proceed smoothly and constructively to produce a high-quality scholarly publication.
We believe that as the author, your primary focus should be on the content you write. When writing and publishing with us, you do not need to worry about the final layout. That will be our responsibility as the publisher.
This guide will assist you in preparing the manuscript so that you can fully concentrate on the content, while we work to package that content professionally and to high standards, ensuring that your book can be disseminated in various formats and withstand the test of time.
Before you begin submitting your manuscript, it's important to ensure that the manuscript adheres to the following guidelines:
You should also ensure that the submitted manuscript follows the following structure:
You will find further details on what you need to pay attention to for each element of the structure we have defined.
This page can also include the names of translators, editors (for monographs), or individuals providing introductions that can add value or appeal to the manuscript.
There's no need to include sentences like "The author acknowledges that this book is far from perfect" or "This book still has many shortcomings." Such statements can be replaced with explanations related to the limitations of the work (see the following points).
The title of this chapter doesn't have to be "Introduction," but can be a word/phrase related to the content. If you want to divide this chapter into several subsections based on information, titles like "Literature Review," "Research Methodology," "Problem Statement/Definition," "Research Objectives," or "Research Benefits" are not allowed. Subsection titles should reflect the content of the subsection.
At the end of this chapter, there should be a description of the work's structure, which includes brief information about the content of the chapters to be discussed in the work.
There's no abstract at the beginning of chapters, whether for monographs or edited books. Just like in the introduction chapter, subsections titled "Discussion," "Analysis," or "Results" are not allowed. Topic sentences reflecting the content must be used directly.
Footnotes or endnotes can be used to provide additional explanations related to the discussion in the text. Using footnotes/endnotes solely for referencing is not allowed.
Chapters should be numbered using Roman numerals (Chapter I, II, III). For sub-chapter numbering, use capital letters (A., B., C.). For sub-sub-chapter numbering, use Arabic numerals (1., 2., 3.). If there is one more level below sub-sub-chapters, use lowercase letters (a., b., c.).
Each table and figure should have a title (caption) that succinctly describes its content. The title can be a phrase or a complete sentence. If taken from an external source, the source must be included. Source citation follows the guidelines for citations and references.
Each table and figure should also be numbered sequentially based on appearance. The numbering is hierarchical according to chapters. For example, figures in Chapter 1 are numbered as Figure 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and so on. Meanwhile, starting in Chapter 2, they are numbered as Figure 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, and so on.
When referenced in the text, refer to them by their respective numbers. For example: "In Figure 1.1, ..." rather than "In the figure above, ...".
Quality Standards for Image Files
Images, graphs, diagrams, charts, schemes, and photos should be provided as separate files (if many, they can be archived in .rar format). Minimum quality is 300 dpi (dots per inch), in JPEG (.jpeg) format without compression, or TIFF (.tiff).
A work should only adopt one citation system. The choice between the two systems is left to you as the author, but it must be consistent. The APA author-date system is more commonly used in the life sciences and engineering fields, while the CMS notes and bibliography system is more popular in the humanities fields such as literature and history.
The reference list should only include sources for all citations mentioned in the text. Other sources can be included in the "Further Reading" section. If a work uses the APA author-date system, it must use a reference list (not a bibliography).
The bibliography should include sources for all citations mentioned in the text and can also include additional sources beyond that. If a work uses the CMS notes and bibliography system, it must use a bibliography (not a reference list).
Authors do not need to search for page numbers for indexed terms. This will be the responsibility of the editorial team at BRIN Publisher.
FINAL CHECK BEFORE SUBMISSION
If you have ensured that your work follows the guidelines provided by BRIN Publisher, here are some things you need to double-check before submitting the manuscript:
MANUSCRIPT CHECKLIST TABLE
Table of Contents
Chapter Titles, Sub-Chapters, and Sub-Sub-Chapters are consistent with the text content
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