Information for Authors and Editors

If you are interested in publishing your monograph, edited volume or book series in gold OA or green OA with HASP, then please send us a book proposal and – if possible – a sample chapter by using our Book Proposal form.

We accept Ph.D. dissertations if they are rated “Summa cum laude” or “Magna cum laude”. When submitting dissertations, please include evaluations by your supervisors and a proof that the imprimatur has been issued.

Please get in touch with us, if you want to talk to us personally.

Services We Provide:

  • Each work is published in various digital formats (PDF and HTML) and as a print-on-demand book (hard or soft cover), which can be purchased in regular bookstores and from online vendors.
  • As a rule, we expect from you a printable PDF of the manuscript. We will gladly advise you and, if necessary, provide you with a Word template. Especially if a print edition is desired, arrangements should be made in advance. If you need more support in typesetting and layout, perhaps our offer “PublishingPlus  – for works on South Asia only – is of interest to you.
  • On request, we will take care of the cover design for your publication on the basis of your suggestions.
  • In order to ensure maximum visibility of all publications and to allow convenient access to both our digital and printed media, we provide each format (PDF, and print-on-demand books) with a unique ISBN. Each book series will also be assigned an ISSN and online publications will receive a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). Bibliographic information and content descriptors (keywords, subjects, etc.) both for the individual book and book chapters or essays within edited volumes will be cataloged to ensure optimum visibility in databases, search engines, and both German and international library catalogs (such as HEIDI/HeiBIB, SWB, KVK, Google Scholar, Open Library, Worldcat). Our books are also listed in national and international trade directories (e.g. Amazon, VLB, KNOE, and Buchhandel.de) and can be ordered online or through retailers. Additionally, we support authors with proof for the payout of royalties from copyright collectives such as VG Wort.
  • It is also possible to store additional research data permanently on the Heidelberg research repository heiDATA. This can then be directly linked to online-publications on HASP. All research data – i.e. images, videos, audio files, tables, charts etc. – get their own DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and are therefore permanently citable. They are visible and linkable as independent research achievements.
  • Please note that, since HASP is an Open Access publisher, works published with HASP fall under a Creative Commons license (preferably CC-BY or CC-BY-SA). The copyright of the work shall remain with you as the author, since you grant us only the non-exclusive right to publish your work.
  • Important information for authors: Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to use all content that they do not produce themselves, i.e. images, videos, data, audio files, charts, etc. Any material that is not the sole creation of the author may be used only with the express permission of the copyright holder. HASP assumes no liability for the use of third-party content.
  • The publication of your work with HASP as eBook is free of charge for you under the conditions described above. For a print-on-demand edition costs may occur. We cannot provide printed free copies. However, you can order the print editions at a reduced price through HASP. Deposit copies for national and state libraries are automatically delivered by HASP.

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Publishing Plus

If you need a professional typesetting and layout for your publication in South Asian studies, you can apply for our offer „PublishingPlus  free of charge!

The prerequisites for application are:

  • Scientists from all over the world can apply. The languages of publication are usually German or English.
  • Together with our book proposal, please submit a short curriculum vitae in tabular form, an exposé on the planned publication and – if possible – a sample chapter or the entire manuscript.
  • Applications for the publication of dissertations are possible in case of “Summa cum laude” or “Magna cum laude” dissertations. The imprimatur must have been issued by the reviewers.

Your application will be submitted to our advisory board and, if necessary, to external reviewers for consideration and decision.