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Information for Authors

Here you will find a variety of administrative, marketing, and accounting information. Please note many forms are available in PDF format. (You will need the latest version of the Adobe Reader in order to view and print most of these forms.)

Author Questionnaire

Author Questionnaire, form for textbook authors

Guidelines for Authors, Editors, and Contributors

Please see Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation for detailed instructions on how to prepare your manuscript for publication.

Requests for electronic files of MIT Press books

The practice of the MIT Press is not to distribute unsecured electronic versions of MIT Press books unless we have previously agreed to publish them as open access editions. Authors who would like access to final PDF versions of their own books or book chapters on or after publication may request these files for limited use in their own research or writing. (Pre-publication files are not available.) We ask that authors refrain from posting book files or distributing them to students, colleagues, or anyone else. This is to protect their own interest in the work as well that of the press. Unsecured PDFs can quickly make their way to file sharing sites where illegal copies of copyrighted works are available for download. 

If you require digital files of your book for personal use, please contact your acquisitions editor. If your request is for course use, please contact our textbook manager, Michelle Pullano.

Digital Partners and Products

The MIT Press offers books and journals in a variety of formats. We work with leading vendors and content aggregators and host several of our own collections.

MIT Press publishes over 30 journals in a wide variety of disciplines, all of which are available online in full text. Both libraries and individuals can purchase e-only subscriptions to MIT Press journals such as International Security, World Policy Journal, Daedalus, and African Arts, through our website:

MIT CogNet is the online location for the brain and cognitive science community’s scientific research and interchange. The platform provides the full text of more than 700 books, 12 major reference works and access to the full text of six MIT Press Journals which includes over 700 journal issues with new titles in each area added quarterly.

The following programs carry many of our titles.  Each collection and service has its own pricing and delivery system. 

Royalty Payments and Tax Information

For questions about royalties, please contact Senior Financial/Royalty Accountant, Janice Miller (617-253-3917)