RTI Press is a global publisher of peer-reviewed, open-access publications. We publish on a broad range of topics reflecting RTI’s multidisciplinary research, our expertise in social and laboratory sciences, and our extensive international activities. Our publications inform national and international research, scientific discussions, and policy debates. RTI International funds RTI Press as a means of sharing research and practical knowledge to improve the human condition.
Manuscripts submitted to RTI Press are subject to single-blind peer review. Books and reports require two reviews, whereas briefs only need one review. We encourage reviews by experts from outside RTI and require at least one external reviewer for each manuscript. When RTI experts are invited to peer review, they are carefully selected to ensure impartiality and avoid conflicts of interest. Editorial decisions informed by peer reviewers’ recommendations are made independently by an associate editor assigned to each manuscript.
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As RTI Press strives to reach a general audience, authors are invited to submit manuscripts that are clearly and concisely written without jargon or overly technical language. All submitted manuscripts should be original and must not be concurrently under review elsewhere. All manuscripts must include at least one RTI author or editor.
Interested researchers should follow the RTI Press submission guidelines to prepare their manuscript. RTI Press does not charge fees to authors for peer-reviewed publications. Before submitting, authors should ensure compliance with our authorship and editorial policies, as well as our style guide. Completed manuscripts and book proposals should be submitted via Scholastica. (Please note that Scholastica does not work with the Internet Explorer web browser. If IE is your default browser, please copy and paste https://rtipress.scholasticahq.com/for-authors into Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.)
Along with manuscripts, authors should also upload a completed author intake form.
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