Frequently Asked Questions

​Question: Can I write a textbook at the graduate or postgraduate level?

Answer: Yes. Textbooks can be written at both graduate and postgraduate levels on all topics of HEC approved curricula.

Question: Can I invite someone as co-author in writing a monograph / textbook? If so, what is the procedure of remuneration distribution?

Answer: Yes, a book can be written by more than one author. The sum of remuneration would then be equally distributed among all participating writers as per rules of the scheme.

Question: At what level can I write a Monograph?

Answer: A monograph can be written at both graduate and postgraduate levels.

Question: Is there any provision for a second or revised edition in the scheme?

Answer: No. there is no provision for this in the scheme. The scheme accepts only fresh and original book proposals in the form of either monographs or textbooks.

Question: What is a Monograph?

Answer: As stated by Dr. Saeed A. Durrani in his book on Technical Writing (HEC-Publication, 2005), a monograph is a special book on a single – usually scientific – subject. 

Question: What are the conditions for co-author?

​​Answer: There are same conditions for co-author as mentioned for author. It means, any writer who can be author may also be co-author.

Question: May i have co-author in my monograph?

Answer: No, only one author can write the monograph.