AIMS AND SCOPE
Semantic Books publishes scientific books in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Medicine, Engineering, Computer Sciences, Social Sciences and Mathematics. Semantic Books publishes clearly written, high-quality scientific material to help readers both understand basic concepts and learn about state-of-the-art research. The Semantic Books audience is composed of students, academic professionals, peer scientists and the general public.
WHY SHOULD YOU PUBLISH WITH US?
ONLINE MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION
Semantic Books and its editorial board strive to publish high quality scientific literature. As such, each submitted manuscript is peer-reviewed for content by at least two editorial board members. Upon review, editorial board members may request up to two consecutive revisions before releasing the manuscript for publication. In addition, we reserve the right to reject manuscripts containing instances of plagiarism and or copyright/license infringement. Current Editorial Board members are listed here.
TYPES OF MANUSCRIPTS
Semantic Books typically publishes single original book chapters between 2000 and 6000 words in length. Manuscripts with a word count outside this range are considered on a case-by-case basis. Cited references must be less than 10 years old and should not exceed a total of 60 references. Book chapters are published as single chapters or as part of a multi-author book. Semantic Books also publishes single-author-books. These are typically 10 chapters in a book. Furthermore, Semantic Books is now accepting original research articles, reviews, case studies and conference proceedings.
Although Semantic Books would like to give authors as much freedom as possible to compose their manuscripts, authors should pay attention to the requirements that follow:
All manuscripts should be divided into the following sections:
The title should accurately describe the manuscript’s content in no longer than 120 characters. Abbreviation, question marks and exclamation point must be avoided. Titles must be in CAPITAL LETTERS. Title page should be organized as follows:
The abstract is 250-word (maximum) summary of the manuscript that is clear, concise and accurate. No sub-headings, references or abbreviations are allowed in the abstract.
6 to 10 relevant keywords should be provided.
Introduction should provide the reader will all needed background information and introduce the aim and the structure of the manuscript in a clear and logical fashion.
The main text should begin on a separate page and should be divided into separate sections. Sections should be numbered in Arabic numerals (1., 2., etc.). Sub-sections should be numbered similarly (1.1, 1.2, etc.).
A concise and accurate summary of the manuscript with suggestions for further studies, work, etc.
Anyone (individual/company/institution) who has substantially contributed to the drafting or revising the manuscript must be acknowledged.
Cited references must be less than 10 years old and should not exceed a total of 50 references.
All references should be numbered sequentially [in square brackets] in the text and listed in the same numerical order in the reference section. Semantic Learning uses the ACS style for formatting references:
Book Chapter Reference:
URL (Web Page):
All figures and illustrations must be embedded in the original manuscript. High-resolution figures may be solicited at a later stage in the peer-review process.
PERMISSION FOR REPRODUCTION
Published/reproduced material should not be included unless you have obtained written permission from the copyright holder.
ROYALTIES & PUBLICATION FEES
On all sales by Semantic Learning Systems of electronic copies of book chapters, Semantic Learning Systems will pay the corresponding author a royalty of up to 90% of the net payments Semantic Learning Systems receives from the sale of the author’s book chapter. Royalty payment schedule can be found in the table listed below. Book chapters can be sold individually or as part of a book. If sold as part of a book, each book chapter’s sale price will correspond to one tenth of the sale price of the whole book. No amount will be paid on book chapter copies provided free of charge. Royalty payment is determined annually and paid in US dollars by December 31st of each year. Royalty payments are sent electronically to the corresponding author via PayPal. For book chapters written by multiple authors, it is up to the corresponding author to decide the sharing schedule of the paid royalties among the multiple authors. Semantic Books is responsible of reviewing, revising, producing, publishing and promoting the material provided by the book chapters’ original authors. To cover incurred costs, we charge a one-time publication fee per manuscript. Once the chapter is accepted for publication, the author will receive an electronic invoice via email. The publication fees schedule is shown in the following table.
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