Guidelines for Indexing
In most cases, authors of scholarly books are required by contract to prepare (or hire a professional indexer to prepare) an index according to our Guidelines for Indexing (click here to download PDF).
The index must be prepared at the same time as you proofread page proofs (i.e., after copyediting and typesetting). The turnaround time is typically three to four weeks. If you wish to hire a professional indexer, the Press can recommend someone, or you can find one through the American Society for Indexing.