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Authors and editors

Published within the University of Oxford, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (previously SVEC) has a long-established reputation as the foremost series dedicated to eighteenth-century research of the highest quality. We welcome work across a broad range of disciplines and critical methodologies, reflecting the diversity and global network of exchange that characterizes the Enlightenment.


Initial inquiries about publishing with us.

Contact Gregory S. Brown for initial questions on proposals or projects.

Contact Lyn Roberts for further information on preparing your draft or final manuscript.

Publishing process

Proposal submission form.
Version française.

Guidelines for edited books.
Version française.

Submitting your final manuscript? Consult our Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment style guide.
Version française.

Illustrations information form.

Promoting your book

Promotional checklist, and marketing questionnaire.
Version française.

Library recommendation form.

Why publish with us?

  • An international readership: volumes are bought on subscription by university and research libraries worldwide.
  • All proposals reviewed by the Editorial board with comprehensive feedback given to the author/editor before an invitation to submit the draft manuscript.
  • Nomination of your book for academic prizes and awards.
  • Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by leading scholars: helping the author prepare their work, and maintaining the series’ high standards.
  • Fast production times: no more than 10 months from receipt of manuscript to date of publication.
  • Proposals on all aspects of the eighteenth century, in English or French (proposals for monolingual volumes only), are welcome.
  • We are a small, dedicated team and you will have one contact person throughout the production and marketing stages.
  • Experienced copyeditors and proofreaders will work on your manuscript to ensure that your book is published to the highest quality.
  • Your book will never go out of print: all books are available print-on-demand after the initial print run.
  • Authors and editors benefit from a 35% discount on all Voltaire Foundation books.

How, Who and Why of publishing in the series (pdf)


‘Publishing in the Oxford University Studies was a wonderful and pleasant experience. The editorial team worked fast and efficiently, gave us clear instructions throughout the process, and was attentive and tactful when dealing with our manuscript. Our book was published as scheduled, and its product quality is top-notch – from the layout and copyediting to the quality of the printing. We highly recommend that our colleagues publish with the series.’
Clorinda Donato and Ricardo López, editors of Enlightenment Spain and the ‘Encyclopédie méthodique’

‘It was a true pleasure to work with [the] editorial team, who were friendly, extremely professional, and prompt in its answers. They gave clear instructions every step of the way, and listened attentively to both our conceptual questions and our pragmatic concerns. We could not have had a better experience.’
Laura Auricchio, Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook and Giulia Pagini, co-editors, Invaluable trees: cultures of nature, 1660-1830

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