Welcome to the SFI Press. Our authors hail from fields as diverse as paleobiology, historiography, computer science, quantum physics, and medical anthropology; our volumes range from narrative works intended for a general readership to highly technical monographs for specialized audiences. What binds them is our commitment to publishing work that furthers our mission: to make available the best of complexity science, to provoke dialogue and facilitate interdisciplinary discussion, and, ultimately, to change the way we think. 

Complexity defies categorization. As a responsive publishing entity embedded in a leading research institution, we are uniquely positioned to keep pace with new developments in this dynamic and boundary-spanning field. Full funding grants us the freedom to pursue insight over profit. Consequently, our volumes can be provocative and eye-opening beyond the limits of a traditional press. 

The Press was founded on the principle that excellent scholarship need not be prohibitively expensive. At every stage of publication, we strive for nimbleness, moving quickly to circulate new thought incarnating at SFI and throughout the world of complexity science. Elegant, accessible, and memorable design complements our streamlined publishing model. 

The purpose of these resources is to clarify your responsibilities as an author or editor and ours as publisher, so that the process of transforming your manuscript into a book proves efficient and clear, and, most importantly, that it results in a finished product of which everyone—especially you—can be proud. 

Once again, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the SFI Press. We look forward to our partnership, and to many years of working together to reach readers across the globe. 

David C. Krakauer
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief


 

Word Processing Publications

  • Contributor Cheat Sheet
  • Full Submission Guidelines
    • What to Expect: Editorial Workflow and Responsibilities
    • Style: Assembling Your Manuscript in a Word Processor
    • Artwork Guidelines
    • Copyrights and Permissions
    • Permissions Request Form
    • Author Submission Checklist
  • Information for Editors 

 

LaTeX Publications

  • Contributor Cheat Sheet
  • Full Submission Guidelines
    • What to Expect: Editorial Workflow and Responsibilities
    • Style: Working in LaTeX
    • Figures and Graphics
    • Copyrights and Permissions
    • Permissions Request Form
    • Author Submission Checklist
  • Information for Editors