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Author Centre: Writing for Human Kinetics

Colourful spread from The Modern Art of High Intensity TrainingDo you have an idea for a book?

Human Kinetics publishes approximately 100 books a year. We do review unsolicited manuscript proposals if prepared according to our book prospectus form.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, you can find the prospectus form here.

Please email all materials to Sian Partridge alternatively you can post your materials to Sian at Human Kinetics Europe Ltd, 07 Bradford Road, Leeds, LS28 6AT, UK.

Outside UK, Europe and the Middle East
Please mail all required materials to the Consumer Division, HPERD Division, or Higher Education and Professional Division, P.O. Box 5076, Champaign, IL 61825-5076. If you have further questions, please send an email to acquisitions@hkusa.com.


More information about submitting manuscripts to Human Kinetics

How long does it take for a manuscript to become a book?

Most trade books take about 45 weeks, often less, from the time the first draft is written by the author to the time the book is in print. Academic titles, such as textbooks and large reference books, may take longer to develop—around a year. Time frames for publication vary depending on a book’s complexity, length and the timeliness of the topic. At least half of the publication time involves the careful review of your manuscript by our editorial staff, author revisions of the manuscript, design of the book’s interior and cover and planning for the marketing of your book.

How many products does HK release in one year?

  • About 100 books
  • 28 journals (90+ issues)
  • Numerous other products including kits, videos, online courses and textbook ancillary materials.

Human Kinetics Author's Handbook

You can learn more about the Human Kinetics' publishing process here in our Author's Handbook:



Journals from Human Kinetics

Human Kinetics also publishes 30 journals for the physical activity field. Here is a full list of Human Kinetics journals.

The Journals Division at Human Kinetics adheres to the criteria for authorship as outlined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.* Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content. Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions to:

  1. Conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data; and
  2. Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
  3. Final approval of the version to be published.

Conditions 1, 2, and 3 must all be met. Individuals who do not meet the above criteria may be listed in the acknowledgements section of the manuscript. *Uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. New England Journal of Medicine, 1991, 324, 424–428.

Submission guidelines for articles are found on the dedicated Human Kinetics journals website.