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Author Handbook

A Handbook for Authors: Preparing Your Manuscript for Oxford University Press is a manual which describes preparation and formatting requirements for contracted manuscripts, as well as the process which manuscripts follow in production. It covers basic issues of file formatting, art preparation, copyright and permissions procedures, as well as the phases of the production process - copyediting, design, typesetting, proofreading, and indexing.

You may download a copy of A Handbook for Authors (pdf).

A Handbook for Authors is accompanied by a sample permissions request letter for figures and for text, a manuscript submission forma marketing questionnaire, and OUP's Indexing Guidelines. If in discussion with your editor you choose to pay for a freelance indexer, please indicate indexing preferences in the manuscript submission form.

Accompanying this handbook are modules tailored to specific publishing scenarios.