SEDA has agreed with Routledge to prepare proposals to be published in the SEDA Focus Series. This Series replaces the SEDA Papers and SEDA Special publications, and brings both SEDA and its authors the opportunity to distribute its publications through a major international publisher.

Potential titles and themes for the SEDA Focus series can be suggested to Becky Turner, Chair of SEDA Papers Committee, or via the SEDA Office. Members of the Papers Committee will be happy to discuss potential proposals by email or over the phone. When you are ready to submit your ideas formally, the information will be supplied using the proposals proforma. The SEDA Papers Committee referees ideas and proposals, identifies an Advisory Editor, who will work with the authors / editorial team until the book is published, and referees again before publication

This is Routledge’s description of their Focus publications:

“Routledge Focus are short form titles available very quickly as eBooks and print-on-demand Hardbacks.

Building on our strengths in scholarly publishing through Routledge Research monographs and our Routledge Handbooks Online platform, Routledge Focus offers both established and early-career academics the flexibility to publish cutting-edge commentary on topical issues, policy-focused research, analytical or theoretical innovations, in-depth case studies, or short topics for specialised audiences. The format and timeline of Routledge Focus is distinctive; each book is longer than a journal article, but shorter than a traditional monograph (25,000 to 50,000 words in length). Your project will still go through our standard peer review process, but Routledge Focus offers a quick turnaround—a production process of about 4 months, which includes professional copyediting of your manuscript. Published initially in hardback and e-book, these innovative books are aimed at academics, researchers, professionals and postgraduates.”

SEDA Focus: Guidelines for Authors