Publication Guidelines


Literary and Scholarly Works

The Ateneo de Manila University Press accepts manuscripts ONLY during the period of January to May to allow the Press a reasonable amount of time for the review process.

       Manuscripts submitted to the AUP must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Manuscripts must not contain the name of the author on the manuscript. The Press practices a double blind review system.
  2. Manuscripts must include an abstract or synopsis, and an idea of the work’s target market. It must be accompanied by the author’s up-to-date curriculum vitae with contact information.
  3. Manuscripts must include the index terms. 
  4. Manuscripts must be submitted in soft file (CD or USB) and printed in two hard copies (loose-leafed bond paper), in the following format: 
    • American English spelling, as Word document file,
    • Double space, 12 points Times New Roman. 
    • Note that proposals do not count as submissions. 
    • As we follow a double-blind review system, manuscripts should not contain the author’s name. Refer to yourself and your works in third person.
    • All submissions must be properly paginated.
    • All photographs, illustrations, figures, and tables must be properly documented.
    • Permissions for material not the author's own are the author's responsibility. Forms for request of permission may be obtained from the Press.
    • File copies of permissions for use granted by copyright holder (of images, etc.) should be submitted along with the manuscript.
  5. Theses and dissertations per se are not accepted for publication, except when they have been written or revised in book format.
  6. Manuscripts submitted to the Ateneo Press must not be under review by any other publisher.
  7. Please give the press four to six months upon submission to evaluate your manuscript. 



                                                                                    A manuscript submitted for review may contain any of the following: 

  • A synopsis or abstract
  • Title Page
  • Dedication 
  • Table of Contents 
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Tables 
  • Preface 
  • Acknowledgements 
  • Introduction, Foreword, etc. 
  • Main body text (e.g. chapters, sections, articles)
  • Notes or References/Bibliography
  • Glossary or a list of keywords used in the book, if any
  • Appendices
  • Bionotes of Author/s and/or Contributors
  • Index keywords, if any 
  • Permissions 
  • Blurbs and Testimonials


While images may be placed inside the document to indicate placement when the manuscript is initially submitted, the author must be ready to provide high-resolution versions of the images (in JPEG) upon request. There must be written documentation of permission to use for images not owned by the author or part of the public domain. Please make sure to label all images properly for easier retrieval by the editorial team. 

Download Guidelines for Submission.
Download Editorial Style Sheet.
Download standard contract for authors.


Updated 10 January 2017