Write for WorldatWork Press

WorldatWork has a rich tradition of educating its compensation, benefits, work-life and total rewards audiences through various learning channels and formats. As the association has grown, so have its offerings of education programs, online information resources and publications.

The mission of WorldatWork Press is to provide total rewards audiences with practical information in a high-quality book format that:

  • Serves as an informative resource with respect to trends and contemporary issues, for the purpose of advancing total rewards management, knowledge and practice
  • Provides compensation, benefits, work-life and total rewards professionals with a resource to assist in contributing to the development of programs and practices that lead to superior organizational performance
  • Enhances the public image and reputation of WorldatWork.

How to Submit a Manuscript Idea
WorldatWork welcomes the contributions of authors who are interested in publishing their work. To submit your idea for publishing consideration, please e-mail a query to Andrea Ozias. If WorldatWork is interested in hearing more about the idea, you will be asked to provide a formal written proposal to help identify a niche market for your book, specifically the WorldatWork member demographic. This increases your chances of acceptance. Sample chapters should illustrate the strongest and most exceptional aspects of your manuscript.

Level, Content and Focus

Level
Content should target a specific level of compensation, benefits and/or total rewards professionals. The manuscript's primary audience may include emerging, mid-career and/or senior professionals who are striving to enhance their knowledge base and understanding of issues facing the field.

Content and Focus
Manuscripts should accomplish some or all of the following:

  • Provide new, previously unpublished ideas, concepts, solutions or perspectives
  • Deal with current issues and trends in total rewards, as well as crucial public policy issues related to the field
  • Define the context of the topic in terms of industry, demographics and other considerations
  • Provide information about other approaches, options and issues to consider.

Excerpts of previously published materials will be considered only if the author obtains and provides the necessary permission in writing.

Readership
Our primary audience consists of practitioners, consultants, academicians and others who are engaged in or otherwise interested in the design, implementation and management of employee compensation, benefits and total rewards programs. Other readers include libraries and individuals interested in keeping abreast of the latest ideas, tactics and contemporary thinking regarding critical issues facing the compensation, benefits and total rewards fields.

Review Process
Each manuscript considered for publication is subject to review by the WorldatWork technical staff and volunteer reviewers with expertise in the topic area addressed in the article. The review process is "blind," meaning that the identities of authors and reviewers are not shared. After significant re-write or revision, articles are subject to further review.

Manuscript evaluations are based on the value of the topic, timeliness, soundness of content, readability and interest to WorldatWork readers. All accepted manuscripts are subject to staff editing for style, clarity, length and gender neutrality. Associated Press style is used for editing. Authors will have the opportunity to review the edited version of their manuscript before publication.

Copyright Ownership
After a manuscript is accepted for publication, authors are required to sign an author contract giving WorldatWork copyright ownership of the book. The agreement stipulates that the materials submitted are original and that the author(s) have obtained any necessary permission to publish portions of any previously published material included in the manuscript.

Author Compensation
If WorldatWork agrees to publish your book, you may be offered some type of compensation for your efforts. WorldatWork also provides a set amount of complimentary author copies to be determined at the time of contractual agreement.

Manuscript Specifications

Length
Typically, manuscripts range begin at 10,000 words, with graphics.

Submission Format
Please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Manuscripts should be submitted by e-mail as a Word document, double-spaced with paragraph indentation in 12-point Times New Roman.
  • Do not type headlines, subheads or other words in all caps to add emphasis.
  • It is advisable to use boldface type for headlines and subheads to differentiate them from the text.
  • Include a your curriculum vitae or a brief biography of the author(s) indicating present title(s), e-mail address and Web site address.

Graphics and Visuals
Author(s) may submit materials for charts and other visual elements to accompany their manuscript. Final graphics are designed and prepared for publication by WorldatWork.

Working with Us
If you work with us, you can expect:

  • Peer review and constructive feedback
  • An offer of terms for publishing your manuscript (subject to approval)
  • Continued liaison during the writing of your manuscript
  • A prompt and efficient turnaround (upon delivery)
  • A savvy marketing partner
  • To hear from us after publication - we'll keep you apprised about how your book is doing.

Legal Disclaimer
The information contained in any WorldatWork publication is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice.