OPEN ACCESS CHALLENGE IS ON!

18.10.2016

FRESH PHD HOLDER?
HAVE YOUR WORK TURNED INTO A BOOK WITH DE GRUYTER OPEN & WIN KINDLE PAPERWHITE!

2016 Emerging Scholar Monograph Competition: De Gruyter Open offers an opportunity for early-career scholars to publish books based on their dissertation research.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION:
The 2016 Emerging Scholar Monograph Competition is a contest for young talent in the fields of science, mathematics, technology and the humanities. The international contest, funded exclusively by De Gruyter Open, is aimed at early-career researchers. De Gruyter Open offers an opportunity for promising researchers to have their work published and promoted by a professional Open Access publisher. The winning books will be distinguished by a stamp on the cover indicating “Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 Emerging Scholar Monograph Competition”.

Winners will additionally receive a Kindle Paperwhite with their book downloaded in a mobile format.

WHO CAN ENTER? ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
The competition is open to all scholars (irrespective of their residence) who received a Ph.D. after June 1st 2012. Entrants must be able to deliver the completed manuscript in English by June 30 2017 at the latest.
The manuscript cannot have been published before.

WHICH TOPICS CAN BE SUBMITTED?
Scholars who have received their Ph.D.s after June 1st 2012 are invited to submit book proposals based on their dissertation research to De Gruyter Open.  The proposed book should be an original, scholarly monograph, which has not been published before.  The author should be able to deliver the entire manuscript by June 30 2017 at the latest. The winner will get his/her book published as part of the De Gruyter Open Access Books program. The book will be available as an open access publication in electronic format, as well as in print. Submissions are invited from the following disciplines:

  • Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences, Forestry, Food Science
  • Arts, Music, Architecture
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Culture
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics, Business, Management
  • Engineering, Industry, Transportation
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography
  • History, Archeology
  • Language, Literature
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics, Statistics, Logic, System Science
  • Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, Materials Science, Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theology, Religious Studies
  • Sport, Physical Education
  • Library, Information Science, Media Studies

SUBMISSION DETAILS & INSTRUCTIONS:
In order to take part in this competition please submit the following documents by January 31st 2017:

  1. Book Proposal form
  2. 2-page CV
  3. one sample chapter of the proposed book
  4. scan of a document certifying receipt of the Ph.D.

Each entry should be delivered as an e-mail attachment to esmcompetition@degruyteropen.com with “2016 Emerging Scholar Monograph Competition” as the subject line.

All documents must be written in English.

WINNERS’ SELECTION PROCEDURE:
The competition entails two stages:
FIRST STAGE:
Submissions will be reviewed by the in-house De Gruyter Open Jury, who will select a shortlist for the semi-finals qualification.
SECOND STAGE:
At this stage, the shortlisted proposals will be subject to an external double blind peer-review procedure and will be reviewed by experts in the respective fields. Two top authors (one in STM and one in HSS) whose proposals receive the best reviews will be pronounced winners and their books will be published in 2017.

The winning authors will have the awards item delivered by courier service.
Please address any questions to: esmcompetition@degruyteropen.com

 
2016 Emerging Scholar Monograph Competition
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The following document sets the terms and conditions of the 2016 Emerging Scholar Monograph Competition, organized, managed and supervised by De Gruyter Open.

1. Competition objectives
a) The competition seeks to find young, promising scholars and give them a chance to make their research results widely accessible.
b) The winner in each respective discipline (one in STM and one in HSS) will have his/her book published, primarily as an open access publication, freely available to all readers (as a pdf file). The book will also be available in print. The winner will receive 3 complimentary copies of the book.
c) The two best authors (one in humanities and social sciences, the other in natural sciences and technology) will receive a Kindle Paperwhite.

2. Winner selection
a) All submitted applications will be reviewed by the De Gruyter Open in-house Jury, consisting of De Gruyter Open’s Managing Editors. The Jury will decide which four book proposals qualify for the semi-finals. The authors of these proposals will be informed via e-mail by March 31st
b) The chosen entries will be subject to an external double blind peer-review procedure and will be sent to experts in each relevant field. Authors whose proposals receive the best reviews will be pronounced winners by the De Gruyter Open Jury and their book will be published in 2017.
c) The decisions of the De Gruyter Open Jury are final.

Competition SCHEDULE:
a) 31 January 2017: deadline for submissions
b) 31 March 2017: semi-final participants announced
c) 1 May 2017: winners announced

By submitting their entries all participants acknowledge that they agree with the competition’s terms and rules. They also agree that the Publisher may use the name, likeness and professional credits of Authors in connection with the competition. They agree on having their names published on De Gruyter Open’s website www.degruyteropen.com

No person subject to a De Gruyter Open employment contract of any form may take part in this competition.