Springer Nature launches The BookSubMarine for publishing dissertations as ebooks

The BookSubMarine portal makes it easier for authors from all academic disciplines to submit their theses and dissertations for publication as a book and provides comprehensive support throughout the publication process.

Researchers wishing to publish their dissertation or postdoctoral thesis with Springer Nature can now benefit from a new streamlined and author-friendly publication portal. BookSubMarine (Submitted book Manuscripts are in evaluation) supports authors of theses and dissertations in STM (Science Technology Medicine) and HSS (Humanities Social Sciences) throughout the entire publication process. Prospective authors submit the required data to the portal, such as their manuscript and a review, and select the desired publication model (Open Access, Basic or Premium). The submission is carefully assessed by expert editors, and following successful evaluation authors receive their contract.

Authors do not pay to publish their books unless they opt for open access or request additional premium features. Costs, in Euros, are detailed here.

Manuscripts can also be published as part of a Springer book series.

“The portal is a secure way of storing all documentation and data related to a submission together in one place which makes the overall publication process more streamlined and efficient. Springer Nature is constantly working on new processes, systems and technologies to improve its services for authors and customer experience,” explains Dorothee Fetzer, Editorial Director Humanities at Springer Nature.

Once a manuscript enters production, Springer Nature saves authors time by carrying out the typesetting and formatting in XML. This ensures that publications can be read on mobile devices, are fully searchable and can be archived. All publications are available in print and as an ebook on SpringerLink. BookSubMarine also allows authors to check the status of their submission and contract at any time.

“BookSubMarine makes the process of publishing dissertations faster and more transparent. We are delighted that we can also now offer our theses authors typesetting in XML. This will make their work even easier to find, search and view,” explains Anna Pietras, Senior Editor and Team Lead Research at Springer Nature.

Further information about BookSubMarine can be found here: springernature.com/submarine.