Resources For Authors

From concept to publication, Springer Publishing Company is committed to excellence through its selection of authors, books, and ideas in the areas of nursing, psychology, social work, counseling, gerontology, public health, healthcare administration, and rehabilitation. In addition, we publish several important series, such as Fast Facts, and Contemporary Neuropsychology, and more than twenty journals annually. The resources below provide information for our current and future authors.

Book Authors | Journal Article Authors | Self-Archiving & Sharing Policies
Special Sales Opportunities | Antipiracy Efforts | Use Kudos!

Book Proposal Submission Guidelines

Springer Publishing Company welcomes book proposals in all of our publishing areas. Proposals can be sent via email to the appropriate acquisitions editor. Please review the Editorial Contacts to determine who should receive your proposal.

Carefully read and answer the following Proposal Submission Guidelines. Email your responses to the relevant acquisitions editor:

  • What is the tentative title of your book?
  • Who will be the authors and/or editors? Please provide a current CV or Resume for each primary author/editor.
  • Will some chapters be contributed by others? If yes, please list those whom you plan to invite: include name, credentials, and affiliation for each within the table of contents.
  • Provide a description of the book's contents (3-4 paragraphs). Include what the book will contribute to the literature; its main themes and objectives; its distinctiveness in comparison to current competitor titles; and what pedagogical features it will include (e.g., if a textbook, will it include objectives, review questions, case studies, etc.).
  • What are the Key Features of this Book? (Please provide a list of why people will buy this book in list format.)
  • Who is your book's intended audience? (Please list specific education, specialty, or practice areas and/or professional associations, as appropriate.)
  • If this is a textbook, please indicate whether it is intended for the undergraduate or graduate-level audience. Include a list of programs and course titles where the book should be considered for adoption. If enrollment numbers per program or course are available, please include them.
  • Table of Contents. (Please provide an annotated list of sections and chapters, including authors per chapter, with degrees and affiliation for each.)
  • How long will the manuscript be? (Please include an estimate of the number of manuscript pages, illustrations, and photographs.)
  • What is your estimated completion date for the manuscript?
  • Please list what you think are the Key Sales Features and Benefits. (List the kind of information that should be highlighted, for example, on the book's back cover as well in print and web advertisements for the book.)
  • Professional Associations to consider for marketing
  • Journals that should receive copies for book review purposes
  • What books provide the most direct competition to your book? (Your list should include author's last name, title of book, publisher & year of publication, price, length in pages, any special features such as DVD, Instructor's Resource Guide. Please note how your book is different or better.)

Book Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

A carefully prepared manuscript can save both the author and the publisher time and effort at the most important stages of production.

Please download the Manuscript Preparation Guidelines and Author Checklist (PDF); it is well worth your time and careful attention. This document details the mechanics of preparing all parts of your manuscript and illustrations. If you have any additional questions or concerns while preparing your manuscript, please contact your Springer Editor.

Journal Article Submission Guidelines

To submit an article for publication in any of Springer Publishing Company's journals, please visit the relevant journal's detail page and click "Author Resources" (located beneath the journal cover). Each journal has its own criteria for accepting submissions, so please take the time to download and carefully review the guidelines. These documents also contain information about the article selection and editing process for the particular journal. Click here to see the complete list of Springer Publishing Company journals.

Self-Archiving & Sharing Policies

Authors published in our journals can share their research in a variety of ways. There are some guidelines, which vary depending on the version you wish to share. More information may be found here.

Special Sales Opportunities

Our special sales department works closely with authors who are presenting at events and would like to have books for signings. This is a wonderful way to announce your new book to those who would be most interested in its publication. 

Additionally, if you or your organization would like to purchase your book in quantity we can offer special bulk quantity discounting.

You can email if you have any questions or would like to work with them on an event or a bulk sale.

Antipiracy Efforts

Springer Publishing Company is committed to protecting our authors and our content from online piracy. In order to prevent online piracy of Springer Publishing Company content, we are dedicated to monitoring and eradicating infringing material whenever we find it.

For more information, please visit Springer Publishing Company's Antipiracy Efforts page. If you have any questions or comments, contact