1. Bear in mind as you revise your dissertation with a view to its publication the difference in the intended audience of a dissertation from that of an academic monograph. The audience of a dissertation is one’s examiners, for an academic monograph it is the world of specialist scholars.
2. In the process of revision, a dissertation author is advised to create an imagined reader or readers in the mind, perhaps a composite of other scholars one knows. Being aware of such an audience will help to strike and maintain the right academic level in the writing and the right tone of voice.
3. A manuscript submitted to Sheffield Phoenix Press need not follow the housestyle of the Press at the time of submission (there are details here). If the manuscript is eventually accepted for publication, the Press will ask the author to bring it into line with the housestyle at various points, and tell you which kinds of changes our typesetters will make to your manuscript.
4. A manuscript arising from a dissertation should ideally be between about 75,000 and 150,000 words in length, and be submitted as a Word document, along with the abstract.
5. When you are ready to submit your manuscript, please also include
a. your summary statement of what makes this dissertation an exceptional one
b. an outline of any major changes you plan to develop the dissertation into a monograph if they have not already been incorporated in the manuscript
c. a proposed title, a Table of Contents with page numbers of the manuscript, a List of Abbreviations, a Bibliography of works cited
d. a copy of the report of the examiners (if available to you) or otherwise quotations from the report
e. a reference from your supervisor (if available to you)
f. your academic CV, including some statement of your future career ambitions.
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