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Publishing with UNU Press

Proposals for new publications

UNU Press publishes scholarly books about international policies and the issues facing the United Nations and its member states, particularly in the fields of peace and governance, environmental and sustainable development, and economic and technological development.

UNU Press does not publish single country case studies. UNU Press books reflect the issues and/or experiences of a broad number of countries or regions, or they contain clear learning points or policy recommendations applicable beyond the scope of individual topics or locations.

All proposals should contain the following information:

Your proposal should address the following points:

  1. What are the key ideas or themes of this work?
  2. Describe the target readership.
  3. What will readers gain from reading this book?
  4. What are the unique features of this book?
  5. How does this book say new things, or convey accepted ideas in new ways?
  6. Identify similar, competing or complementary publications.
  7. Describe the research programme that supports this work.
  8. What are the qualifications, affiliations, and cultural backgrounds of the authors?
  9. What plans do you have to support the promotion of this book?
  10. What is the current status of the work?

Please note that due to budgetary constraints UNU Press is rarely able to publish books unconnected with United Nations University unless it receives a subvention (payment) to assist with production costs. In these circumstances the organisation(s) or individual(s) providing support may receive acknowledgement and/or copies of the book for complimentary distribution. Such arrangements are only required if a manuscript has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication.

Manuscript submissions and other enquiries should be addressed to:

The Publications Officer,
United Nations University Press,
Jingumae 5–53–70, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan
Tel: 03-3499-2811
Fax: 03-3406-7345
E-mail: press@hq.unu.edu

Co-publishing and re-publishing opportunities

UNU Press works with a range of publishers to source manuscripts and co-publish books. We welcome proposals to co-publish new titles. Proposals for co-publication should contain the same information noted in the Call for Submissions.

UNU Press welcomes proposals to re-publish UNU Press titles for localized markets, either in English or in translation. We especially encourage republication in developing countries by local publishers that are able to produce low-cost editions for their local communities. Our local partners hold copyright over their own local editions of UNU Press titles. Please note that no re-publication, re-printing, or translation can be lawfully undertaken without the advance agreement of United Nations University.

Enquiries should be addressed to:

Senior Marketing and Sales Coordinator United Nations University Press,
Jingumae 5–53–70, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan
Tel: 03-3499-2811
Fax: 03-3406-7345
E-mail: pressinfo@hq.unu.edu

Obtaining Review Copies

Academic journals and other publications seeking review copies of UNU Press titles for public discussion should describe their request in detail by email or by fax or post on company letterhead to the following address:

Sales and Marketing,
United Nations University Press,
Jingumae 5–53–70, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan
Tel: 03-3499-2811
Fax: 03-3406-7345
E-mail: sales@hq.unu.edu

Course adoption of UNU Press titles

UNU Press welcomes requests for desk copies from educators proposing to adopt titles for specific courses. Please submit your request in detail by email or by fax or post on the letterhead of your organization to the address below.

Your request should detail:

Upon receipt of an official request we will send an out examination copy. If your institution places an order for a minimum of 10 copies (at a 35% discount), you may keep the review copy without charge. Should you decide against adoption but wish to keep the book we will invoice you (at a discount of 25%). Otherwise you should return the book in saleable condition within 60 days.

Your students will be entitled the purchase the title directly from UNU Press at a discount of 25%.

To request a desk copy please contact us as follows:

Sales and Marketing,
United Nations University Press,
Jingumae 5–53–70, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan
Tel: 03-3499-2811
Fax: 03-3406-7345
E-mail: sales@hq.unu.edu

Discount policy

The following discounts apply to UNU Press publications sold by UN University Press in Tokyo:

To place an order or enquire about our discounts policy, please contact us as follows:

Sales and Marketing,
United Nations University Press,
Jingumae 5–53–70, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan
Tel: 03-3499-2811
Fax: 03-3406-7345
E-mail: sales@hq.unu.edu

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Page last modified 2011.06.07.




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