Call for Book Proposals

Call for Book Proposals

 

We are pleased to invite prospective authors around the world to submit book proposals for the Commercial Law in Asia book series – a series published by the Singapore Academy of Law in collaboration with the Singapore Management University. We welcome submissions on high-quality, original and unpublished research on commercial law with a focus on Asia, from a range of perspectives. Commercial law is broadly defined for this purpose.

Preparation of proposals

A. If your manuscript is completed, we require the following:

  • The manuscript saved in Ms Word/PDF file format. Please ensure that the manuscript is in a legible font (font size: 12). If your manuscript is based on your PhD thesis, please say so in your submission. For a PhD thesis, it is likely that the reviewers would insist on a re-writing and re-structuring of the work to be publishable as a monograph.
  • A copy of author CV.
  • A document stating the proposed book title, an abstract, the timetable for completing the book and the estimated final word count.
  • A literature review analysing and comparing your proposed book with other similar/competitive books (published or in the course of being published/written).

B. If your manuscript is not yet completed, we require the following:

  • A copy of author CV.
  • A document stating the proposed book title, an abstract, table of contents, the timetable for completing the book and the estimated final word count.
  • A literature review analysing and comparing your proposed book with other similar/competitive books (published or in the course of being published/written).
  • 1 or 2 sample chapters saved in MS word/PDF file format. Please ensure the sample chapter is in a legible font (font size: 12).

Submission of proposals

Please submit your proposals by email to the editors, Professor Tang Hang Wu (hwtang [at] smu.edu.sg), Associate Professor Yip Man (manyip [at] smu.edu.sg) and Associate Professor Andrew Godwin (a.godwin [at] unimelb.edu.au). Manuscript / sample chapters should be supplied to us as an email attachment.

If you are submitting your proposal to more than one publisher simultaneously, this must be disclosed in your submission.

Two-stage review process

All book proposals submitted to this series will initially be evaluated in-house to determine their “fit” with the book series, commercial viability and quality and whether they should proceed to review.

Suitable book proposals will then undergo a two-stage review process. First, they will be anonymised and subject to a rigorous blind peer review process by leading scholars in the field. Secondly, they will be reviewed by the Commissioning Panel of the Singapore Academy of Law.

We endeavour to complete our review process in a timely manner. We will keep authors informed of the progress.

Inquiries

We are happy to discuss new ideas or potential submissions with prospective authors. Please contact the editors, Professor Tang Hang Wu (hwtang [at] smu.edu.sg), Associate Professor Yip Man (manyip [at] smu.edu.sg) and Associate Professor Andrew Godwin (a.godwin [at] unimelb.edu.au).