Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I expect my royalty statement?

As promised in the contract, “An annual accounting of sales shall be made by the Publisher after 24 (twenty four) months from the publication date and each year thereafter.” Please note that it also takes some time for academic books such as ours to reach all the intended markets (hence why we usually provide the first royalty report after 24 months).

Kindly note, our standard sales reporting policies have been put in place because experience has shown accurate sales information is not typically available within the first 24 months after a book is published. This is due in part to the structure of our cooperation with booksellers. The majority of our booksellers have 6-12 months to return shipped orders, and orders may be cancelled at any time. Furthermore, orders may take a considerable amount of time from order placement to payment, fulfillment, etc. As a result, the preliminary sales information is not accurate.

If 24 months passed since the book’s publication date and you still did not receive your royalty statement, please contact Stella Mottola at nova.main@novapublishers.com. Thank you.

WorldCat shows my book is listed in many libraries. Why is this not reflected in my royalty statement?

Our books are available in many libraries globally. Some authors, as well as publishers,  use WorldCat to reference libraries in which a book can be found. But the fact that a book can be found in several libraries does not necessarily relate to sales. We work with many libraries in different inter-library loan programs. In addition, as experience has shown, WorldCat figures are not always accurate. The catalog depends on librarians accurately uploading and maintaining their holdings’ data on the WorldCat system. If you are using WorldCat as a reference, please keep in mind:

1. Sometimes librarians report holdings they do not have.

2. Big university systems like the University of California might buy one copy of a book and share it among the other libraries in the UC system.

3. If the book is part of a subscription package curated and offered by EBSCO, ProQuest, etc., that would also account for one copy of the book showing holdings among multiple libraries.

4. By default, WorldCat shows holdings based on an algorithm they use to make an “FRBRized workset” which inflates the list of holdings.

As always, you are welcome to contact the libraries directly to verify holdings.

Does NOVA publish books in the public domain?

Due to significant market interest, a small percentage of NOVA books have material or chapters that are taken from the public domain (i.e. free material). These books are under an imprint called SNOVA which is easily recognizable on the cover of every book. An example of such a book can be found here: https://novapublishers.com/shop/unemployment-issues-benefits-and-covid-19/. The majority of NOVA books do not include public domain material.

Where are your books indexed?

Nova’s books and journals are listed in indexes owned by:
• PsychInfo
•  Index Copernicus
•  Cinahl
•  Proquest
•  EBSCO
•  Elsevier
-Embase
-CABS BioBase
-GeoBase
-EMCare
-REAXYSCAR
• SCOPUS
• Chemical Abstracts
• Mathematical Reviews
• Ulrich’s Serials Solutions Database

Can I post my chapter on ResearchGate?

The preprint version can be posted at any time. The formatted chapter can be posted six months after publication.

Where can I find a list of your eBooks?

Every hardcover and softcover book is offered as an ebook. Please go to the book you are interested in and select ebook for the Binding.

How do we get a digital copy for our library?

We send all our ebooks to Proquest and EBSCO. To get a copy of one of our books for your academic or public library, you must directly contact them at EBSCO or ProQuest. Please Note: A book will not be in their system until after it has been published. In order to check whether a book has been published, please check its listing on our website. Thank you.

Can I have my book printed with a personal message?

If you or your contributors order twenty or more copies of the printed book, we will print a special edition which will include a page with a personal message to friends and peers. We will also include a free copy of the book to be shipped to the same location. Your personal message may be sent to Mrs. Donna Dennis at Donna.Dennis@novapublishers.com. Thank you.

When will I know if my chapter is accepted?

It takes 32 days (average) to inform an author of a rejection.
It takes 30 days (average) to inform an author of acceptance but the article needs minor modifications.
It takes 9 days (average) to inform an author of acceptance.
For any questions regarding your chapter or book acceptance, please contact Stella Rosa at nova.main@novapublishers.com. For any questions regarding journal article status, please contact Louis Maurici at journals@novapublishers.com. Thank you.

I need a Certificate of Recognition. How do I request one?

Please email us at nova.main@novapublishers.com and write Certificate of Recognition in the subject line.

Thank you!

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