Abstract Acceptance

The preferred programs are Microsoft Word 2013 or Latex; Microsoft 2007 and 2010 are also acceptable. Please indicate which version of MS Word was used at the time of submission. Please avoid sending the chapters in any version earlier than 2007 as this may result in quality issues and preparation fees.

The following items must be included with the final chapter submission(s):

  • A Copyright Transfer Form. Please note that chapters without a signed Copyright Transfer Form will not be published.
  • Author Names
  • Affiliations (must include City, State (if applicable), and Country. No zip codes/postal codes or street addresses should be included).


All images, charts, and graphs (hereinafter referred to as “Figures”) must be created and submitted in black and white (unless the color option was selected and paid for) with their original sources in separate electronic files (one figure per file), if applicable. Black and white figures and legends must be clearly distinguishable by shapes and/or symbols. If no source files are submitted for the figures or graphics when applicable, a charge of $50 per figure will apply. If the file(s) for the chapter exceeds 10MB in size, please contact Nova at the same email address (nova.main@novapublishers.com) for further instructions.

If you would like any figure(s) to be in color, please indicate them in our Auxiliary Order Form at https://novapublishers.com/shop/auxiliary-order-form/.

GRAPHICS (charts, graphs, diagrams, etc.) – examples of acceptable file types include DOCX (Microsoft Word), PPT (PowerPoint), AI (Adobe Illustrator) and PSD (Adobe Photoshop). Screenshots and photos of charts, graphs and diagrams will not be accepted.

PHOTOS – acceptable image formats include JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, and GIF. All photos must be high-resolution, with a DPI measurement between 350 and 750.

Please keep vertical (portrait) tables and figures at a maximum width of 4.5 inches. If width is a problem, please use the landscape layout with section breaks on both sides if MS Word is being used. Maximum landscape width is 6.5 inches.

Prior to submitting your chapter(s) to Nova, please make sure that all figures are clear and readable both in electronic and printed formats.

Important: The Work must undergo spellcheck prior to submission. To avoid delays in publication and possible rejection of the Work, we recommend that the Work be reviewed by a native English speaker prior to submission to the Publisher. Alternatively, the Publisher offers an English editing service (a fee will apply).

For more information, please visit Notes for Contributors to Edited Collections.