Resources for Current Authors

Here you will find a variety of resources for current Island Press authors, volume editors, and contributors. These are intended to help you throughout the editorial process, as you prepare your manuscript for submission, create figures and tables, and compile images. Following these guidelines and instructions will help streamline the publishing process and ensure that the text and images in your publication are uniform and professional. The documents are available to download by clicking on the titles below.


Please note that these resources are designed for authors under contract to publish a work with us; if you are interested in submitting a proposal, please visit our Publish With Us page



Manuscript Preparation Guidelines (PDF)


Checklist for Final Manuscript (.docx file)


Art Preparation Guidelines (PDF)


Guidelines for Assessing Digital Art (PDF)


Permissions Log (Excel file)


Sample Permissions Letter (.doc file)


Royalties Addendum (.pdf file)