Author Guidelines

One of our main goals is that the publication process is a successful and positive experience for both the author and the publisher. To ensure that this process runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible, it is useful for you to know up front what we expect from you as an author, but also of course what you can expect from Wolters Kluwer.

General Guidelines

In the Author Guidelines, you can find all the necessary information on the publication process and how to submit your book manuscript.

The House Style Guide details the specifics of Kluwer Law International’s editorial style, regarding punctuation, mechanics and citations.

Author Guidelines
House Style Guide

Guidelines for Specific Publications

You can find specific guidelines for specific journals and country reports in the Guidelines for each publication below.

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Author Tools

In its pursuit of improved services and modernized publishing processes, Wolters Kluwer has partnered with a number of vendors for the development of advanced tools:


iAuthor is used as an online proof-viewing and author correction platform for journal contributors.


PubKit is used for the project, content and communication management of most books and loose-leafs.


PublishOne is used to automate and systematize the workflow for selected books and content updates, allowing for advanced content creation using a Microsoft Word plugin.


ONS is used to structure the input and automate the workflow for news and summaries of case law and legislation.

User guide
Introduction to Pubkit
User guide
Introduction to PublishOne
User guide
Introduction to ONS
User guide

These tried-and-tested tools all have in common:

  • Speed: a significant reduction in production time, resulting in more immediate availability to readers;
  • Efficiency: a reduction in the effort required of our authors;
  • Ease of use: an intuitive design, 24/7 accessibility and user-friendly interface; and
  • Quality: corrections can no longer be missed by copyeditors and compositors.

Rights & Permissions

We try to keep a fair balance between obtaining the necessary rights for a reasonable exploitation of your work and your needs as an author to be able to use your work in other ways.

The author is responsible for clearing permission and for receiving written approval for reproduction of any third party’s copyrighted material that is included in his/her work. An example of a request letter can be found below.

Any request for permission to re-use your work outside the standard rights that you have retained as an author should be directed to our Permissions partner in the UK: Publishers Licensing Services at

Our foreign translation rights department is actively involved in translation and licensing ventures, and we encourage all our authors to inform us about potential translation opportunities.

Rights and permissions guide
Permissions request letter template
PLS permissions request
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