Production Services and Typesetting

For Publications in Print or Electronic Format

“The staff at the Philosophy Documentation Center is responsive and professional. They made the process of launching a journal not only infinitely easier, but even pleasant. I look forward to working with them for years to come.” — Miranda Brown, University of Michigan.

“I recently guest edited a volume of Social Philosophy Today and assisted in the production of another volume. The process was pleasant, efficient, and hassle-free, thanks to the expertise of the PDC staff. The product was excellent — high quality publishing work. Based on my experience I can highly recommend their services.” — Prof. Nancy Snow, Marquette University

The Philosophy Documentation Center provides production and typesetting for journals, book series, monographs, reference works, conference programs, newsletters, and marketing materials in print or electronic format. Our experienced team can quickly create page proofs in an attractive layout of your choice at competitive rates. If electronic files are not available for a particular text or graphic, we can digitize the material and prepare it for print or electronic publication. We work cooperatively with your editorial team to provide author proofs, and we can adapt our procedures to suit your particular needs. Copy-editing of all manuscripts can be provided by arrangement.

Style Guides

Style guides provide consistency of format and layout, and help readers easily find references. When implemented well the result is a professional work that enhances the usefulness and long-term value of the publication. We work with several style guides – including Chicago Manual, Bluebook, and Academy of Management. We also support unique style guides for particular publications and their sponsoring organizations.

Layout & Design

We can provide page layout and graphic design work to meet the needs of each project in print or electronic format. We can exactly match an existing layout so readers won’t notice any change in production arrangements. We can improve the layout or cover design to give a publication a more polished, professional look. Alternatively we can work with you to provide entirely new layout or cover designs to help you reach new readers. We can also help you design flyers, membership forms, or marketing materials in print or electronic format.

Reference Tagging & DOIs

A digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique character string that provides a permanent electronic name for an electronic document. We can provide assignment and integration of DOIs at the article level, and add available DOIs in article references to support reference linking. Our typesetting work can also include standardization of reference formats and tagging of reference elements to support cited-by linking.

Printing Arrangements

There is continuing demand for print format, even though most new publications are available in electronic format. Many readers prefer print and we can help you meet this demand with cost-effective printing arrangements for any project. Printing costs vary based on quantity, format, color requirements, and required turn around time. We can help you find the most cost-effective solution to meet your needs.

Print Publications Designed or Typeset by PDC

Dozens of journals, series, and other publications have been designed or typeset by PDC. In many cases PDC is also the publisher. In other cases PDC has provided production support for another organization. Examples:

  • American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly
  • The American Journal of Semiotics
  • Augustinian Studies
  • Business Ethics Quarterly
  • Business and Professional Ethics Journal
  • Directory of American Philosophers
  • Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy
  • Faith and Philosophy
  • Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy
  • Hume Studies
  • Idealistic Studies
  • International Corporate Responsibility Series
  • International Directory of Philosophy and Philosophers
  • International Journal of Applied Philosophy
  • International Philosophical Quarterly
  • Journal of Philosophical Research
  • New Vico Studies
  • The Owl of Minerva
  • The Philosopher’s Index
  • Philosophy & Theology
  • Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association
  • Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association
  • The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy
  • Questions: Philosophy for Young People
  • Radical Philosophy Review
  • The Ruffin Series of the Society for Business Ethics
  • Social Philosophy Today
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology

PDC has also designed dozens of anthologies, research bibliographies and other specialized reference works.

More Information

For more information about typesetting and production work contact Greg Swope at gswope [@] For information about layout & graphic design work contact Diana Malsky at dmalsky [@]

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