Communications and Monographs
Two Fields Institute book series published by Springer
The Fields Institute publishes two book series, the Fields Institute Communications and the Fields Institute Monographs. Publications in both series often result from activities at the Institute, but we encourage all authors of books to consider publishing with us. Our publishing program with Springer affords authors the advantages of wide distribution and advertising, high quality, digital versions, and a guarantee that all volumes will remain in print indefinitely. Occasionally, other volumes such as The Coxeter Legacy and Turbulent Times in Mathematics: the Life of J.C. Fields and the History of the Fields Medal are published by the Institute separately.
The Communications Series consists of conference proceedings of research and survey articles. The Monograph Series features high-quality research monographs and lecture notes in mathematics and applications of mathematics in science, engineering, finance, industry and medicine. From 1993 to 2011, 61 Communications volumes and 28 Monographs volumes were jointly published with the American Mathematical Society and are available through the AMS online bookstore. Since January 2012, these book series have been published with Springer.
Huaxiong Huang, Deputy Director of the Fields Institute
Ian Hambleton, Director of the Fields Institute
Lisa Jeffrey, University of Toronto
Initial inquiries about publishing in the Fields Institute Monographs series should be made to the Maniging Editor or any member of the Editorial Board.
Authors are requested to send us a book proposal, and if possible, a sample chapter, for consideration and evaluation by the Managing Editor and Editorial Board. Normally, Monographs should have between 150 and 650 pages. After preliminary acceptance of the proposal, authors should send us a more complete version (possibly a final or close- to-final draft) of the manuscript to be sent to referees appropriate to the area of the work for final approval. Please consult the Springer guidelines for Book Authors and Editors for details about manuscript preparation, including the use of the Springer macro package.
After final approval, the Fields Institute will arrange for a Consent to Publish form to be signed by the authors. Springer will then contact authors with a request for the source file for the finalized manuscript and related information.
The authors of a published Monograph receive a total of 6 complimentary copies. If there are three or more authors, each author receives 2 copies. Royalty payments are fifteen percent of the Publisher's net sales. In addiiton, any author can purchase copies of any Springer publication at a 33% discount.
Initial inquiries about publishing in the Fields Institute Communications series should be made to the Maniging Editor or any member of the Editorial Board.
Editors are requested to send us a book proposal with a tentative list of authors who have either agreed to contribute an article to the volume or are very likely to do so, as well as a title but preferably also a short description of the proposed lecture/article of contributing authors. If the volume is not based on an event sponsored by the Fields Institute, the editors should also send us a copy of the proposal or some other detailed description for the conference, workshop, special year, etc. Please note that the editorial board attaches considerable importance to the inclusion of survey articles, if possible by prominent mathematicians. Normally, Communication volumes must have between 280 and 500 pages.
After preliminary acceptance, Editors should follow these steps in carrying out the editing process of a Communications volumes:
- The editors issue a call for papers. It is vital that all potential authors follow the Springer guidelines for Book Authors and Editors when preparing their articles, including the use of the Springer macro package.
- Authors send a copy of their paper to the Editors for refereeing; the Editors send them out for refereeing.
- Editors accept or reject individual articles based on the result of refereeing; collects the “final versions” of all articles and referees' reports and sends to the Managing Editor for final approval of the volume.
- After final approval, Editors should obtaining signed Consent to Publish forms for each submission and send them to the Fields Institute. Only the corresponding author is required to sign. NOTE: all forms must be received before final submission to Springer.
- Prepare a list of author addresses, phone number and email addresses. This is for the purpose of mailing complimentary copies.
- Prepare a Preface and Table of Contents with the corresponding author for each submission.
- Prepare the Marketing Questionnaire for the volume. Only information for Editors need to be provided.
- Collect all the source files for each submission and send directly to Springer. The Editor must send a pdf of the submission along with the dvi and tex/graphics files for each submission. The Preface, Table of Contents, Marketing Questionnaire, and List of authors addresses must also be included.
Each editor of a Communications volume will receive 2 copies of the volume, and each author will receive one copy of the published volume. In addition, authors and editors can purchase copies of any Springer publication at a 33% discount.