Authors Matter

It is your expertise that allows us to deliver the up-to-date and high-quality analysis our customers expect.

What we offer:

  • Market leader in legal niches
  • Responsive personal working relationship
  • Global reach
  • Sophisticated online solutions

Why write for us


We lead the market in multiple international legal niche areas. We publish works by more than 3,000 leading practitioners and scholars, both in print and online. We further the reputations of our authors, and in return they further ours.


You, the author, will have a dedicated contact person, either a member of our Publishing Team or one of the General Editors of our publications. The role of the contact person is to keep you informed and updated on the status of your publication. Throughout the publishing process, and once your work has been published, we are committed to supporting you proactively and to promptly respond to your queries.

Professional Publishing Experience

Wolters Kluwer is relied upon by practitioners to deliver accurate content they can trust. To do so, we work with professional General Editors and vendors who will provide you with the best possible copyediting and production services.

Editor Simon Greenberg on Kluwer Arbitration Practice Plus

Global Reach

We ensure that your content is widely marketed and accessible online. Collaborative arrangements with international resellers, combined with the work of our international marketing and sales department, maximize global exposure.

Visit our website for a full overview of our publications.


How To Become an Author

We always welcome proposals for new products. We are looking for high-quality English-language content that enables international legal professionals to proceed confidently with the insight, analysis, and solutions our products offer.

Please submit your book proposal here.

Proposed journal articles may be submitted directly to the General Editor for the relevant journal (for contact details, see the Author Guidelines under "Download Specific Guidelines").

The work on your side has been impressive in terms of quality and time.

Jacques H.J. Bourgeois - EU Framework for Foreign Direct Investment Control

If you have ideas about new tools or are interested in contributing to any of our country reports, blogs or case reporting services, please contact us here.



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.

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

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

Guidelines for Specific Publications
You can find specific guidelines for specific journals and country reports in the Guidelines for each publication:

Great and responsive team of people. Very understanding and accommodating. Glad to be able to work with such a team!

Cătălin Gabriel Stănescu - International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Energy Law, Romania Chapter

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:

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

iCorrectProof is used as an online proof-viewing and author correction platform for journal contributors, as this tool can be expanded to include additional management tools for general editors.

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

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

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


We work closely with our authors and their organisations to ensure that all marketing activity has the maximum effect. Our pricing policy follows the market standard and is regularly compared with our competitors’ pricing. Our marketing department actively uses the following channels:

Direct Marketing

  • Email: Personalised and highly targeted campaigns.
  • Direct Mail: catalogues, individual leaflets and subject area campaigns.
  • Our eStore: all publications are included on

Indirect Marketing
We work closely with more than 500 major (local) booksellers, independent booksellers, and online retailers to arrange joint promotions.

Wolters Kluwer attends multiple conferences on an annual basis presenting books, journals, and online products.

Social media
We actively use social media to market our content, including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, allowing us to personally engage with our markets and to increase visibility for your publications.

We publish blogs in the area of Arbitration, Mediation, Competition Law, Tax Law, Patent Law, Copyright, Trademark Law & Regulating for Globalization that help us in reaching out to the legal community in dedicated areas of law. Feel free to contact us on the possibility of contributing as guest blogger or subscribe for free to receive recent posts in your inbox.

Interview with an Author - Making Strides: IP in the Middle East

Charles Shaban - Author of several chapters of the Manual of Industrial Property

Rights & Permissions

As a publisher 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 here.

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.



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