Lexington Books - Submission Guidelines | Rowman & Littlefield

Lexington Books publishes the best scholarly work in disciplines ranging across the humanities and social sciences including these topics and series

African Studies
American History
American Studies
Asian Studies
Criminal Justice
Cultural Studies
Environmental Studies
European Studies
Film/Television Studies
Gender Studies

International History
International Relations
Jewish Studies
Latin American Studies
Legal Studies
Literary Criticism
Media Studies
Middle East Studies
Political Science
Political Theory
Public Policy
Slavic Studies

>> Find Lexington Books acquisitions editors on the Lexington Books Contact Directory page.

To submit a manuscript for consideration by Lexington Books, please submit the following materials:

The completed proposal form

A detailed table of contents

One or two sample chapters (preferred), or previously published articles in the same vein of research

Your curriculum vitae


Please do not send your entire manuscript. If you are submitting a proposal for an edited collection we only require a complete CV for the editor(s), brief bios for contributors will suffice.


Please provide the following information: 

  1. Your name, email address, and professional affiliation.
  2. The working title of your project.
  3. A short description that succinctly states the argument of the book (1-3 sentences).
  4. A detailed description of the book, what makes it unique, and why you are qualified to write it
  5. A description of your target audience.
  6. A list of competing or similar books (including publishers and dates) and how your project differs from them.
  7. A list of courses in which your book might be used as a text or supplementary text.
  8. An indication of whether any part of your manuscript has been published previously.
  9. An indication if the manuscript is a revised version of a doctoral dissertation. If so, what changes you are proposing to prepare it for publication.
  10. The length of the manuscript in 12-point type on double-spaced 8 1/2” by 11” pages.
  11. If the manuscript is not complete, provide an estimate of when it will be finished.
  12. An indication of whether the manuscript is under consideration by other publishers.
  13. An indication if you intend to use any figures or tables. If so, how many?
  14. The names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of four to seven respected scholars in your field with whom you have no personal or professional relationship who could potentially serve as a peer reviewer.

Your acquisitions editor may contact you to request additional materials.

>> Download the submission guidelines for Lexington Books here.