More commonly found in the humanities, monographs are academically rigorous publications that dive deeply into a singular topic. These books are heavily researched and written for other scholars looking to understand the nuances of a complex argument. These formal manuscripts are typically published by academic publishing companies such as Oxford University Press.
A much more in-depth work than a journal article, a monograph requires a more rigorous process of publication. Whether you are converting your dissertation to a monograph or starting on your topic from scratch, expect to spend at least a couple of years working through the publishing process. While there are differences in process between publishers, be ready to work through these stages of publication: