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Should you wish to submit a proposal for a manuscript, please email Supply a short description of your idea as well as your contact information. The relevant publisher will send you a document to complete in which you will describe your proposed manuscript in detail. On receipt of a full proposal, the publisher will conduct market research in order to determine the viability of your proposed manuscript. Please note that we are a tertiary publishing house and only proposals that are suitable for the higher education market will be considered.

What we Publish

Van Schaik Publishers provides mainly academic textbooks for the tertiary market. Our services encompass the whole publishing process, from origination to the marketing of the product. Van Schaik publishes books for the following markets:


  • Accounting
  • Education
  • Languages
  • Law
  • Management, economic and mathematical sciences
  • Medicine and nursing
  • Public administration
  • Social sciences

The general market

We also publish books for the general trade market in the following subject areas:

  • Life skills
  • Business skills

Services for Authors

Van Schaik’s service offering incorporates all the facets of the publishing chain and includes the following:


  • Guidelines for authors on house style
  • Language and technical editing
  • Layout and typesetting
  • Proofreading
  • Cover design


Printing and binding


On the Dot Distribution handles the distribution of Van Schaik Publishers products.

Marketing and promotion

  • Catalogue and price list
  • Leaflets and flyers
  • Press releases with review copies
  • Promotional material for exhibitions

Electronic products

Van Schaik also publishes a range of supplementary material for lecturers, student websites that accompany textbooks and other electronic study material.


To apply for copyright permission for Van Schaik Publishers material, contact Inez Valla at or +27 12 342 2765. It is necessary to apply for copyright permission when you want to reproduce material from a Van Schaik Publishers publication in any form and for any reason. The fee will be based on how much material is used and the number of copies reproduced.


Please include the following in your request:

  • Title and ISBN of the Van Schaik Publishers publication
  • The pages you would like to use from our publication
  • The purpose for which you wish to use the material
  • Details of your own publication (title, author, publication date, print run, etc.)


Publishing guidelines are provided to inform potential authors of the publisher's expectations of manuscripts that are submitted and to answer questions that authors may have about the preparation of manuscripts.