Author Publishing Guidelines

Dear author! We are committed to making your writing and publishing experience as rewarding and smooth as possible. My name is Christoph Hinske, your first point of contact, troubleshooter and managing editor of the book.

If you have any questions about the information given here, or about any aspect of your contributor agreement, please contact me via:

  • Instant Communication: by mobile: ‭+31 (0) 6 51 45 98 68 (Telegram, Signal, WhatsApp‬) or, Skype (christoph.hinske/ Netherlands)

  • E-Mail: (I will respond within 24h to urgent emails)

Mr Eben Anuwa-Amarh (copy editor) and I are looking forward to a great book project that helps your ideas to gain meaningful exposure and impact!


Christoph Hinske

CEO Founder


Three things before we get started

  1. You will own all author rights (Open Access Book).

  2. We will invite you to record a high quality 3 min video about the essence of your article and discuss your and the other papers in two "interactive book webinars" with selected guests.

  3. Participate in one of our FactorX Book - Info Webinars [REGISTER HERE]. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Authors Survival Kit

Below, we compiled three overview documents on process, deadlines/ milestones and writing style.


Your Publishing Process

Milestones ad Deadlines

Milestones ad Deadlines

Book Exposé, giving example of expected writing style

Book Exposé, giving example of expected writing style


Detailed Guidlines

Below, we compiled and adjusted (where needed) all relevant Publishing Guidelines from Taylor & Francis for you. The original documents can be found at under Author Publishing Guidelines.


Contributor Agreement

This letter has to be signed before starting to write your article. It will constitute an Agreement between Routledge, a member of the Taylor & Francis Group, 270 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, (the “Publisher”) and you for the inclusion of your contribution:


Full Author Guidelines

The purpose of this comprehensive guide is to give you, as an author, the information you require to best prepare your text for submission to us (and finally to Taylor & Francis). Furthermore, it helps you to understand the processes involved in taking your manuscript through to publication.

The presentation of your final article is the critical first stage for the successful production of the Factor X book. By following the instructions given here and submitting a well-organized typescript, you will help your team at The Engagement Company, Taylor & Francis and the German Environment Agency to produce the Factor X book as efficiently as possible and in time for its scheduled publication date. If your typescript contains material that requires presentation in a special way, it is important to discuss this with us at an early stage.


Text Preparation – Dos and Don’ts

This 2-page document was written by Taylor & Francis, having a whole book in mind, and not like in your case only a chapter. Nevertheless, most of the Dos and Don’ts apply to you as well. Please have a good look at them before starting to write.


Common Problems & How to Avoid Them

This 2-page document is a guide intended to help you ensure that your manuscript is ready for handover to production at Taylor & Francis when you deliver it to us. Missing permissions and problems with presentation are two of the main factors behind delays in the handover process and consequently, publication. In order to avoid such delays, please refer to this document alongside the main Author Guidelines whilst you are preparing your manuscript. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


Follow these quick guides to the permissions process.

Permissions Flow Chart

How and When to Seek Permissions 


The flow chart and the video walk you through the steps of making sure your images are high quality enough for inclusion in the book. It also shows how you should label and turn in images with your manuscript.

Figure & Image Flow Chart

Quick tips of how to supply images with your manuscript.



Before sending your manuscript to, make sure you work through this one page document.