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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another press for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in the Microsoft Word, RTF, or OpenDocument file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Press.

Author Guidelines

Pro-Metrics is a multidisciplinary open-access publisher that considers books across the natural sciences, engineering and technology, medical and health sciences, agricultural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

We publish in a variety of formats and typologies:

Type Format Cost Access License Copyright
Monograph eBook Free of charge Open Access CC BY-NC 4.0 Author(s)
Textbook/Professional book eBook Free of charge Open Access CC BY-NC 4.0 Author(s)
Edited book eBook/Print Free of charge Open Access (only individual chapters) CC BY-NC 4.0 Shared copyright
Proceedings eBook/Print Free of charge Open Access (only individual chapters) CC BY-NC 4.0 Shared copyright

Through this platform, we only process monographs, textbooks, and professional books. This must be done via the series platform. If you would like to submit individual chapters or conference papers. Links to those series are provided below:

Book publication process

  1. Submission: Each monograph, textbook, or professional book must be submitted through our editorial management platform. The proposals for edited books or conference proceedings should be sent to
  2. Peer review: All our books are subjected to external peer review. We have highly prestigious editors who oversee the entire content evaluation process. More details about our review process can be found in section II. For Reviewers of the Publication Ethics page.
  3. Production: Our Publications Department oversees book production, covering services such as plagiarism check, cover design, typesetting, proofreading, formatting, interior design, ISBN and DOI assignment, and barcode generation. We do not cover copyediting, translation, or artwork services. For this, we recommend that you review our additional services for authors.
  4. Publication and distribution: Some books are published in open access based on individual agreement with the authors. Likewise, based on the discipline to which the book is oriented, we handle its indexing in multidisciplinary and specialized databases. As the books are indexed in the databases, our editorial team will make this information visible along with the book’s description on our portal. We collaborate with various libraries, bookstores, and content aggregators to distribute books with the broadest possible international reach.

For authors (chapters preparation)

1 Aims and scope

We cover all academic disciplines. Whether your book is ready or still being prepared, please fill out this form and send it to us (

2 Before you submit

2.1 Editorial policies

We ensure high-quality content is published from transparent and trusted research practices. We follow all the guidelines and best publication practices defined by the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE).

2.1.1 Authorship

We demand that all authors listed take real responsibility during research and book creation. We encourage the corresponding authors, project leaders, or institutions to avoid adding people who did not contribute to the research output (Gift authors) or to exclude those who did contribute and whose names are not finally included (Ghost authors). To prevent this, deciding the authorship before project writing is strongly recommended.

Before considering a book for publication, a decision must be made regarding the definition of the ‘corresponding author’ and the ‘order of authors’. The corresponding author will be administrative since the Editorial Office will contact him/her during the book evaluation, production, and post-publication processes.

2.1.2 Conflict of Interest

A Conflict of Interest (COI) occurs when authors have personal, academic, or financial relationships with third parties that could influence the book submitted for publication.

When submitting a book, authors are requested to complete the COI Statement by which all potential interests are declared, if applicable. Through this statement, the following issues might be declared:

  • Direct or indirect resources received by any institution to complete the research work.
  • Financial relationships with entities that supported the performance of the research work. 
  • Patents and copyrights, whether pending, issued, licensed, and/or receiving royalties related to the research work.
  • Personal relationships with people who can influence research content.

These are some examples of COI statements: 

  • [Author name] has received [state the received benefits] from [Institution name or equivalent].
  • [Author name] has [type of relationship] with [Institution name or equivalent].

If there is no conflict of interest, the authors must declare:

  • The author(s) declare that there is no conflict of interest.

2.1.3 Research data, reproducibility, and transparency (If applicable)

The authors are encouraged to share the data behind the research work. The CBR policy is to make all scientific data of open access since we follow the Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data defined by the European Commission.

The data-sharing process can occur in the following ways:

  • Depositing data in a public repository. The Registry of Research Data Repositories can help select a platform to host the data. The link(s) to access the data should be included in the book.
  • Data as supplementary material. Authors can submit supplementary files containing relevant data to share during the submission stage. These files will be available during peer-review and published with the book's main text. 
  • Data on request. Before the publication process, authors may be asked for research data at the request of the editors or reviewers.

Citations to research data should appear in the full text in the reference section. Authors need to follow the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles to provide the correct citation and referencing of the data.

2.1.4 Statement of data consent (If applicable)

To make science more transparent, open, and reproducible, we encourage its authors to submit a data statement, which will be publicly available. These are some examples:

  • The (Name/type of data) generated during the development of this study has been deposited in (Repository name), and it is accessible at (Data URL).
  • The (Name/type of data) generated during the development of this study has been included in the book.
  • The (Name/type of data) generated during the development of this book has been published as supplementary material.
  • The (Name/type of data) generated during the development of this book cannot be freely available due to (reasons), but they might be requested to (contact information).
  • The (Name/type of data) generated during the development of this book cannot be freely available due to restrictions imposed by (Name of the restrictor).
  • No data has been generated during the development of this book.

2.1.5 Open Access and Copyright

Based on the agreement with authors, some books are open access, meaning they are freely available without any subscription or restriction. Chapters are published under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license, which permits the sharing and adaptation of the material as long as appropriate credit is given, a link to the license is provided, and all changes are indicated. More information about this license can be found here.

2.1.5 Publication fees

No fees or charges are applied for book processing and/or publication.

3 Book and chapter preparation

3.1 Book structure


  • Title page (mandatory)
  • Foreword (optional)
  • Preface (optional)
  • Acknowledgments (optional)
  • Dedication (optional)
  • About this book (mandatory)
  • Table of contents (mandatory)


  • Chapter’s structure

Back matter:

  • About the author (for monographs) (optional)
  • Appendixes (optional, if applicable)
  • List of abbreviations (optional, if applicable)

3.2 Chapter structure

  • Title page
  • Abstract (optional)
  • Keywords (optional)
  • Text structure
  • Funding (if applicable)
  • Acknowledgments (if applicable)
  • References 
  • Appendixes (if applicable) 

3.3 Text

  • All chapters should be submitted in Word format using this template.
  • Text line spaced at 1.5, plain font 10-point Times New Roman.
  • The sections should be numbered (e.g., 1., 2., 3., 4., etc.), as well as all the subsections (1.1., 1.2., 1.1.1, 2.1, 2.2., etc.).
  • All pages should be numbered consecutively.
  • The chapter should not include personal information about the authors (e.g., names, affiliations, emails, etc.).

3.4 Additional files

  • Conflict of interest statement (if applicable)
  • Statement of data consent (if applicable)
  • Figures in JPG, TIFF, or PNG formats

3.5 Language

We accept books in the English, Spanish, and Portuguese languages. Please consider the following issues:

  • To assess the quality of your book, ensure that the content is professionally edited.
  • For books in English, both American and British spelling is accepted; however, only one of them can be adopted throughout the chapter.
  • Non-native English authors are encouraged to find support from native English colleagues or use professional English editing services.

3.6 Abstract 

Abstracts will be optional, but we encourage authors to include them. For those chapters written in Spanish and Portuguese languages, an English abstract will be required.

3.7 Keywords

In the case of monographs, the abstracts will be optional. An English abstract will be required for those chapters written in Spanish and Portuguese.

3.8 Tables

  • Submitted as editable text and not as a picture.
  • Cited in consecutive numerical order using Arabic numerals (e.g., Table 1, Table 2, etc.).
  • Placed next to the text where it is cited.
  • Contained data should not appear elsewhere in the manuscript.

3.9 Figures

  • Use Arial or Helvetica fonts.
  • Cited in consecutive numerical order using Arabic numerals (e.g., Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.).
  • For peer review purposes, low-quality figures can be accepted; however, for publication purposes, high-quality figures of at least 300 dpi are required.
  • Figures should be submitted in the main text and as separate files using JPG, TIFF, or PNG formats. Figures submitted as separate files should be named according to their numerical order in the text (e.g., Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.).

3.10 Abbreviations

Non-standard abbreviations in the field should be defined at first mention in the text. Please avoid abbreviations in the title, abstract, and keywords.

3.11 Footnotes

Footnotes can provide additional information to the text, tables, and figures. They should be numbered consecutively throughout the book.

3.12 References

We follow the reference style of the American Psychological Association (APA 6th edition).

3.12.1 In-text citations

Citations in text must appear in the reference list and vice versa. Here are some examples:

Smith (2004) considers …

Smith and Kim (2004) consider …

Smith et al. (2004) consider …

... a technique widely employed in previous studies (Smith, 2004; Smith & Kim, 2004; Smith et al., 2004).

3.12.2 Reference list 

Journal article

Osman, M. (2010). Controlling uncertainty: A review of human behavior in complex dynamic environments. Psychological Bulletin136(1), 65-86. doi:10.1037/a0017815


Berkman, R. I. (1994). Find it fast: How to uncover expert information. New York, NY: Harper Perrenial.

Book chapter

Baker, F. M., & Lightfoot, O. B. (1993). Psychiatric care of ethnic elders. In A. C. Gaw (Ed.), Culture, ethnicity, and mental illness (pp. 517-552). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.

Conference paper

Bowden, F.J., & Fairley, C.K. (1996, June). Endemic STDs in the Northern Territory: Estimations of effective rates of partner change. Paper presented at the Scientific Meeting of the Royal Australian College of Physicians, Darwin.


Atherton, J. (2005). Behaviour modification. Retrieved from


Rahman, M. (2013). Using authentic materials in the writing classes: Tertiary level scenario. (Unpublished master's thesis). BRAC University, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

If you are referencing sources not displayed above, we recommend you visit this website for more examples. 

3.13 Funding

If the research has received funds, please declare the following: This research has received funds by [Institution name or equivalent] (grant number).

3.14 Appendices

Appendices should be placed after references. Whether in a table or figure format, they must be numbered consecutively.

4 Post-submission

Books are screened by our internal editors, and if they are suitable for review, they are sent to two external peer reviewers of considerable expertise in the field. At this stage, the editors might reject the book if he/she considers it as not suitable for publication.

Reviewers perform voluntary work but are asked to consider timeliness, confidentiality, possible conflict of interest, and ethical behavior. Once the review process is completed, the assigned Editor in coordination makes a final decision, which can be one of the following:

  • Accepted
  • Considered with minor revisions
  • Considered with major revisions
  • Rejected

When the books are ‘considered with minor revisions’, ‘considered with major revisions’ or ‘rejected’, the author(s) will receive the comments resulting from the evaluation process. Those authors whose books are accepted in their current form may receive comments regarding the editorial guidelines to publish the final version.

The review process is closed when, after all the required review rounds, the author(s) addresses all the comments raised by the reviewers and/or editors.

5 After acceptance

5.1 Proofreading

Once the book is ready for publication, authors will receive proofs to check the completeness of the text. Authors are asked to revise the entire content structure, author(s) information, numbering of figures and tables, references, and other issues. Please note that this is a critical stage, as the book will be published after proofreading without further changes.

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