For those considering editing a volume for the AVISTA series or those already under way, here is a comprehensive guide of what you need to do to see a project from concept to proposal to work in progress. Once a volume is under way, we also suggest having a look at the various resources listed below. For planning purposes, note that there is no simple timeline for the process. Edited volumes can take a minimum of 12 months to successfully pull together, edit, revise, copy-edit, typeset and produce, and realistically the process may take 24 months or more, depending on editors’ and authors’ turnaround time, reviewer allowances, and production scheduling.
AVISTA Series Volume Editor’s Guide:
Useful Sites about Edited Volumes
- The Professor is In, “Should I Do an Edited Collection?” (2012)
- Academia.edu, “Perils and Pitfalls of Editing Academic Books” (PPT, 2010)
- orgtheory.net, “Let’s talk about edited volumes” (2011)
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