About

Why Advanced Books?

The Advanced Books platform is launched by Pensoft to publish new books or re-publish such previously available in paper or PDF only, in an advanced and semantically enhanced HTML and XML formats, to accelerate open access, data publication, mining, sharing and reuse.  Advanced Books builds on the novel approaches developed by Pensoft's journals.


How to Submit a Book for (Re-)Publication?

Books can be submitted through the online submission form in the following formats:

  • PDF and/or text file (e.g., MS Word, or rtf) (mandatory)
  • OCR-ed text (useful for books previously published in PDF or on paper )
  • XML (link to the XML schema used is highly desirable)

Books that have been published before should be submitted free of any copyright restriction that might be imposed by former publishers, and accompanying cover letter confirming that should be submitted with the book files.

Please contact Teodor Georgiev for technical questions, Pavel Stoev or Lyubomir Penev for any other issue.


Publication Costs

The book formats usually differ from each other, in contrast to article formats within a journal. Therefore, the publication costs are highly affected by the status, quality and format of the source materials (files) and could be calculated only after Advanved Books have a detailed information about these.
For example, the source material could be provided as a paper copy to be scanned and OCR-ed, or as an already OCR-ed text (which in its own turn could be corrected and copyedited or not), or as a formatted XML file.

Please contact Teodor Georgiev for technical evaluation of the source materials and Lyubomir Penev for any other issue.


Open Access Policy

Advanced books provide immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

The content is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0):

Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0)

Anyone is free:

to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work 
to Remix — to adapt the work

Under the following conditions:

Attribution. The original authors must be given credit. 

  • For any reuse or distribution, it must be made clear to others what the license terms of this work are. 
  • Any of these conditions can be waived if the copyright holders give permission. 
  • Nothing in this license impairs or restricts the author's moral rights.

Peer review

All books submitted for publication to Advanced books normally go through peer-review by external experts. We support the open science approach in the peer review and publication process. We encourage our reviewers to open their identity to the authors and consider supporting the peer review oaths, which tend to be short declarations that reviewers make at the start of their written comments, typically dictating the terms by which they will conduct their reviews (see Aleksic et al. 2015, doi: 10.12688/f1000research.5686.2 for more details):

Principles of the open peer-review oath

Principle 1: I will sign my name to my review
Principle 2: I will review with integrity
Principle 3: I will treat the review as a discourse with you; in particular, I will provide constructive criticism
Principle 4: I will be an ambassador for the practice of open science