Submit a Book Manuscript

We invite proposals of original and previously unpublished research in all fields of the humanities, and the social and political sciences relevant to the study of modern Israel.

Perspectives on Israel Studies Series (Indiana University Press)

Send a book prospectus rather than a full-length manuscript. This will allow us to quickly assess our interest in your work. Inform us if your manuscript is being considered simultaneously by another press. Manuscripts should be submitted in English.


Cover letter

Include a cover letter outlining:

  • The current state of the manuscript and expected date of completion

  • The contribution and innovation of your manuscript

  • How your book differs from others in the field. Include details of the most relevant titles, indicating their relative strengths and weaknesses

  • Central themes, concepts and ideas that your manuscript develops

  • Total expected length of the manuscript


Please email completed submissions for the Perspectives on Israel Studies series (Indiana University Press) to:

Ilan Troen
Chair, Publications Committee
Schusterman Center for Israel Studies

Editorial Board: S. Ilan Troen, Natan Aridan, Donna Divine, David Ellenson, and Arieh Saposnik.

Review Process

If we decide that your project is appropriate for the new series we will seek, at a minimum, two external reviews. To allow for careful consideration of a project, we give our readers six to eight weeks, on average, to complete their evaluation. The review process typically takes three to four months, depending on the nature of the project and the availability of reviewers. When reviews are received, the editor may ask for the author’s response. We make every effort to ensure that editorial decisions are made in a timely manner.

Schusterman Series in Israel Studies (Brandeis University Press)

Brandeis University Press has a long and distinguished record of publishing original and award-winning books in the field of Israel Studies.


To submit a manuscript for publication to Brandeis University Press, please provide a detailed description of your book along with a copy of your manuscript.

This description should include:

  • The book’s notable features

  • Your expected completion date

  • The number of pages

  • The number of illustrations, tables, and appendices

Please be sure to provide us with your curriculum vitae. All submissions must be double-spaced and paginated.

Please mail book proposals to:
Brandeis University Press
Brandeis University
Mailstop 075
Waltham, MA 02453

Questions should be directed to: 

Sylvia Fuks Fried
BUP Director