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Check List for Authors Submitting Their Crc and Reformat Manuscripts

  • Send 1 quality laser printout (paper clipped, NOT stapled) of your manuscript to your desk editor.
    • Is your manuscript single-spaced?
    • Is it printed on one side of the paper only?
    • Does each page fit inside the allowed dimensions?
    • Has a soft copy been included (Zip disk or CD-ROM)?
  • Enclose all original halftones (gray-scales) and/or colour figures
    • Are the details and labels within the figures large enough for reproduction and printing?
  • Transfer of Copyright form, signed? (for review volume)
  • Permission Release Form: Required if you have adopted previously published material. This form must be signed by the copyright holder of that material, usually other publishers or the original authors.
  • In your cover letter to the desk editor list any items that need special attention. Please indicate when and how you can best be reached in the next few months after submission.
  • Keep copies of all these items for your reference.

General Instructions For Authors (Books)

  1. Authors can download our style files, irrespective of the trim size of the book as agreed in the publishing contract, from WSPC's website at the following URL: http://www.worldscientific.com/style/books_style.shtml
  2. Authors may use the following software to prepare their manuscripts:
    1. Latex2e
    2. MS Word (please specify the version used)
      Also, please inform the publisher whether it is done in PC, Unix or Macintosh format.
  3. Text Area and Font Sizes
    MS Word User
    1. Trim size: 6 by 9 inch
    2. Text area: 4.5 by 7 inch (excluding running title and folio)
    3. Text font: 1 1 pt (1 1 pt is recommended if you are using Times New Roman)
    4. Interline spacing: 14pt
    5. Chapter No.: 12pt (Bold Upper and Lower Case)
    6. Chapter Title: 16 pt (Bold Upper and Lower Case)
    7. Section heads:
      1. 1 st Section head: I 1 pt Bold roman, Upper and Lower Case
      2. 2nd Section head: I I pt Bold italic, Capitalise 1 st letter of 1 st word only
      3. 3rd Section head: I 1 pt Italic, Capitalise 1 st letter of 1 st word only
    8. Figure andTable captions are set in 9pt with 11 pt for interline spacing
    9. Table entries: 9pt
    10. Running title (footers and headers): 9pt
    11. Reference text: 9pt with interline spacing of 12pt
    12. Index entries: 9pt with interline spacing of 11 pt

    Latex User

    1. Trim size: 6 by 9 inch
    2. Text area: 4.5 by 7 inch (excluding running title and folio)
    3. Text font: 1 Opt (CMR fonts by default)
    4. Interline spacing: 13pt
    5. Chapter No.: 12pt (\Large, Bold Upper and Lower Case)
    6. Chapter Title: 17pt (\Large, Bold Upper and Lower Case)
    7. Section heads:
      1. I st Section head: 1 Opt Bold roman, Upper and Lower Case
      2. 2nd Section head: 1Opt Bold italic, Capitalise 1st letter of 1st word only
      3. 3rd Section head: 1 Opt Italic, Capitalise 1 st letter of 1 st word only
    8. Figure and Table captions are set in 8pt with baselineskip of 1Opt
    9. Table entries: 8pt
    10. Running title (footers and headers): 8pt
    11. Reference text: 9pt with baselineskip of 11 pt
    12. Index entries: 9pt with baselineskip of 11 pt

  4. Illustrations and images

    Please prepare all line drawings, halftones (gray scale) and colour illustrations in high resolution.
    The requirements are:

    1. 600 dpi for line drawings (black and white).
    2. 300 dpi for halftones (gray scale). Do not convert from colour images as they reproduce very poorly.
    3. 300 dpi for colour images. Must be in CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) for colour separation. RGB (Red, Green and Blue) is unacceptable for colour separation work. Colour images to be printed in colour are allowed only as agreed in the contract.
    4. Ensure all labels/annotations are sharp and clear for reproduction. Easy-to-read typeface/font like Arial, Helvetica orTimes Roman are recommended for the labels.
    5. To provide softcopy of the illustrations in either eps, ps, tif, jpg, gif or bmp format, preferable on a PC platform. All illustrations should be embedded in the text. At the same time provide the illustrations as individual files. Use the correct file names for each illustration, for example, John-fig1 .eps, JohnPfig2.eps, or John-fig1 .tif, John-fig2.tif.
    6. If soft copies are not available, authors are requested to submit good original glossy prints for clear reproduction. Figure number must be clearly labeled on the back and preferably indicate which side of the figure is the top by using an arrow pointing upwards.

  5. Pagination of the book
    1. Front matter
      page i - half-title page, will be prepared by publisher
      page ii - blank
      page iii - full title page, will be prepared by publisher
      page iv - copyright page, will be prepared by publisher
      page v - dedication page (this is optional)
      page vi - blank
      page vii- Forewordlpreface (if there is no dedication page then this will be on page v)
      page ix - Contents (starts on odd page with roman numeral, this will run on from the last page of the Foreword or Preface)

    2. Main text
      Chapter 1 - starts on page 1
      Chapter 2, etc. - you may run on the page numbers. It is not necessary for each chapter to start on an odd page.

    3. Back matter
      References or Bibliography - to start on odd page
      Index - to start on odd page (it is best that authors code the index items in the softcopy)
      If the organization of the author's manuscripts is different from the above pagination guidelines, please send an e-mail to the respective desk editor for advice.

  6. Camera-ready copy (CRC) manuscripts
    For authors who are submitting their manuscripts in CRC form (whether in pdf files or Postscript files) please ensure all postscript fonts, i.e. Type 1 fonts are embedded. Bitmap fonts, e.g. Type 3 fonts are not readable on the screen and the search functions will not be made available. Authors may supply pdf files either in CD-ROM, ZIP disk, or upload to our ftp site - ftp://ftp.wspc.com.sg/incoming/Before using ftp, it is best to inform the publisher or desk editor in advance. Authors are advised to break the pdf files into individual chapter files, etc. For example:
    • Preface.pdf
    • Contents.pdf
    • John1 .pdf (chapter 1 )
    • John2.pdf (chapter 2) etc.
    • Referencespdf
    • Index.pdf

  7. Miscellaneous
    1. Please ensure that quotation marks are paired correctly, e.g. "good quotes" rather than "bad quotes".
    2. Italicized words should not be done in Tex's mathmode when using TeX and Latex2e.This will result in unusual character spacing. Use the proper control sequence of "\itf'.
    3. Use a hyphen (-) for compound words (e.g. 'two-dimensional'), an en-dash (-) to link numbers, nouns or names (e.g. 220-240 Volts, electron-positron collisions, Einstein-Rosen-Podolsky paradox), and an em-dash (-) to link sentences or clauses - this is what we would regard as a 'normal' dash.
    4. Note this set of common abbreviations:
      Equation(s) - Eq./Eqs.
      Figure(s) - Fig./Figs.
      Reference(s) - Ref./Refs.
      Section(s) - Sec./Secs.
      Please spell in full if any of the above is the first word of the sentence.
    5. Latin words are italized, e.g.
      eta/., a prior;, i n situ, ibid. etc.

Sales And Marketing

World Scientific has aggressive global marketing and sales teams in New Jersey, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India and Singapore. Marketing and sales personnel in each office are part of a Global Marketing System where each office plays a crucial role to ensure that your book is promoted around the world.

The key marketing techniques employed include: direct mailing of promotional materials to targeted prospects, sending book reviews, advertising in relevant publications, participating in international book fairs and conferences, working with our booksellers and sales representatives worldwide, Internet marketing, selling of language rights for selected books and working closely with authors.

  1. Direct Mail
    Flyers and catalogues are sent to customers, conference participants, researchers, lecturers, librarians, booksellers, sales representatives worldwide. We send more than a million promotional materials to various mailing lists annually. The types of promotional materials sent include:
    • Advanced Book Information
    • Individual Book Flyers
    • Main Subject Catalogues
    • Specialized Subject Catalogues
    • Textbook Catalogues
    • Annual Book Catalogues

  2. Reviews and Advertising
    In addition to utilizing our reviewers database, we will work closely with you to send review copies of your book to relevant journals and magazines. We will also look into placing advertisements in important journals, society newsletters and magazines like Nature, Bookseller and Physics Today.

  3. International Book Fairs and Conferences
    World Scientific participants in major international book fairs and conferences around the world. Please go to http://www.wspc.com.sg/ whatsnew/events.shtmI for a list of these events. This page is updated daily. We will display your book and promotional catalogues during such events.

  4. Working with Booksellers, Librarians and Sales Representatives worldwide
    Sales and marketing staff from our seven offices make frequent visits to booksellers and librarians to push sales and also to update them on our latest publications. For countries in which we do not have offices, we either travel there frequently or work closely with our sales representatives and distributors in these countries.

  5. Internet Marketing
    Our Internet marketing team conceptualizes, designs, programs and implements new online marketing strategies and campaigns. New ideas to promote our products online are constantly being discussed and formulated. The following are some of the online activities which we undertake for new titles:
    • Your book will be uploaded to all our websites as and when it is ready.
    • Where available, sample chapters of your book will be provided online for customers to get a feel of the book.
    • Upon your approval, the book page is also cross-linked to your website.
    • Your book will be highlighted on the website as 'newly published' during the month of publication.
    • Information on your book will be provided to all online booksellers and their distributors such as Amazon.com, B&N.com, BookData and lngram
    • We will make announcements of your book in relevant newsgroups
    • Your book will be promoted as a "related book" in relevant journals on WorldSciNet
    • Your book will be promoted through subject e-mail newsletters
    • Where relevant, your book will be promoted through WorldSciNet's table-of-contents email alerts
    • We try to promote your book through relevant portals and search engines
    • Reviews of your book will be placed online when they are received

  6. Translation Rights
    Our language rights division aggressively promotes our books to publishers around the world. We conduct regular mail promotions of new and bestselling titles suitable for translation to our foreign publishing contacts, which number more than 500. In addition, special email promotions are also carried out for outstanding books. We attend international book exhibitions regularly to network with foreign publishers, and also carry out Internet research to expand our list of contacts.

  7. Working Closely with Authors
    We will work with you closely on mailing lists, reviews and conferences to ensure that your book is marketed to your maximum satisfaction.

    You will be contacted a few months before your book is published by one of our marketing executives. The marketing executive will work closely with you and assist you on any sales and marketing matters.

    World Scientific is always looking at new and creative ways of promoting your book. Please contact your marketing executive or any of us here at World Scientific Marketing if you have any ideas or feedback to share with us!


As an author you are entitled to royalties receipt based on your books sold. Here are some royalty-related issues for your reference.

  • the royalty is calculated based on calendar year's sales and paid in the month of March annually.
  • royalties amounting to less than US$20 will not be paid out unless requested, but a royalty statement will be sent out instead. (Note: It is not economical to clear cheques less than US$20.)
  • for royalty payment via telegraphic transfer, payee will have to bear all the bank charges.
  • the royalty earned can be used to offset against purchases of our books.
Please keep us updated if there is any change in your correspondence address. For further queries on royalties issues, please contact us at telephone number: (65) 6466 5775 or email to: staff_account@wspc.com.sg

Author Privileges

Our WSPIICP authors are entitled to:

  • 30% discount for your book titles and
  • 20% discount for all other books
Do remind us of your author's privileges when placing orders. Orders can be made via our internet bookshop - http://www.worldscibooks.com or the nearest WS branch.

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