Graduate Institute Publications is the Institute’s editorial department. Its purpose is to support the publication of academic works and the results of research, most notably the best theses by recent graduates. In addition to printed books, Graduate Institute Publications manages electronic publications and academic journals. This page provides practical information for authors who are considering publishing their work. Below you will find further details on our diverse series, our selection process and the procedure for submissions.
What is the Institute’s editorial policy?
Graduate Institute Publications publishes, following an external and anonymous evaluation, the results of international relations research in the fields of law, history, political science, economics and development.
Whose work is published?
For the most part the Institute’s graduates are the main beneficiaries of our publishing services but professors’ work is also published. Graduate Institute Publications offers the following options for recent graduates to publish their research:
1) Publication of monographs (English or French) in series jointly managed by the Institute and publishing houses based in the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands;
2) Publication of master dissertations and doctoral theses in our electronic series.
How are the manuscripts chosen?
After an initial evaluation of the quality of the work by the Institute’s Publications Committee, a potential publication is systematically subject to an external and anonymous assessment by two professors who are specialists in the subject of the project. After completion of the final version, the book is reviewed and approved by one of the external experts.
What are the advantages of publishing with the Institute?
- These series give authors access to well-known publishing houses (Palgrave Macmillan, PUF, Martinus Nijhoff-Brill, Karthala) or widely consulted online platforms (revues.org);
- Royalties are paid to the authors;
- Authors are guided by professionals from Graduate Institute Publications and by experts who help increase the quality of the work and ensure that it responds to the needs of the international scientific publishing community.
Is it better to publish a thesis as a book or in an electronic series?
These two options do not have the same objectives. Writing a book can be seen as an important step in one’s academic career but it requires a great deal of work. Publishing a thesis in an electronic series is a good way to make further use of it and increase the visibility of one’s research.
What is the application process?
Please fill out this questionnaire, accompanied by two complete chapters of your manuscript, and send it to Marc Galvin, Head of Graduate Institute Publications.
Rue Rothschild 20 – P.O. Box 136 – 1211 Geneva 21 – Switzerland
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