Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
How do I place an order?

Information on ordering may be found on our How To Order page.

How can I get a paper catalog?

You can request a copy of our catalog be mailed to you by visiting our Catalog Request page, where you may also view or download a PDF version of our current catalog.

What is Research Press's Federal ID number?

Research Press’s Federal ID number is 37-0922575.

How can I get a copy of a W-9 form from Research Press?

You may download and print a copy for your records here.

We update our form annually. If you need further assistance, please contact us at 800-519-2707.

Will I be charged tax on my order?

US Customers—Illinois ONLY: Add 7.5% unless exempt.
Tax exempt customers must place their order by phone or fax and have on file with Research Press a tax exemption document. All web orders based in Illinois are charged applicable taxes on materials and shipping.

Canadian Customers: Add 5% GST to your order total (including postage/shipping charges).
Tax exempt customers must place their order by phone or fax and have on file with Research Press a tax exemption document. All web orders based in Canada are charged applicable taxes on materials and shipping.

How much will I be charged for shipping on my order?

US Shipping Charges (effective August 5, 2019)

If the subtotal price (before discounts) of the products in your order is:

$1.00 to $19.99—add $5.00
$20.00 to $79.99—add $8.00
$80.00 to $399.99—add 12%
$400.00 or more—add 9%

Canadian Shipping Charges

Add 20% for shipping and handling ($18.00 minimum)

Canadian orders are shipped via UPS or Air Mail.

Express delivery services are available. Additional charges will apply. Please contact Research Press for details.

When will I receive my order?

Currently, we ship via UPS and USPS. See the chart below for expected UPS shipping times within the US. Most orders are shipped UPS ground service. If your order requires priority delivery status, please contact us for a quote on special shipping options.

UPS shipping chart

How can I become a Research Press author?

We welcome book proposals for projects in our subject area. For more detailed information regarding our publishing process and specific submission guidelines, please visit our Publishing With Research Press page.

In the past, I was able to login to the Research Press website to place orders. Has the login functionality been removed or moved to a different location within the website?

Our website no longer hosts or supports individual customer accounts, so a login ID is no longer required to shop at Research Press. If you had an RPP account prior to this change, your customer information and account history is maintained at our corporate offices.

Please contact us if you would like access to your account history.

Does Research Press provide exam or review copies?

All Research Press materials are available for purchase, including those for examination. Customers have the right to return books within 30 days in saleable condition. We will credit or refund your account, less shipping and handling.

For examination purposes, make your purchase online with credit card or organizational purchase order; by fax, email, or telephone with purchase information; or by mail with a purchase order or as a paid order.

If you adopt the book, we will credit or refund the cost of the book and your shipping and handling. We need your notification that the book has been adopted and ordered by a campus bookstore. Please include the course name, semester of course, number of students enrolled, and the bookstore confirmation of the books purchased.

My organization is having a conference. Will Research Press exhibit?

We exhibit at select national and state conferences. Please contact us with information regarding your conference at and we will consider your request.

Does Research Press offer quantity discounts?

Yes, we do consider discounts on large orders. We also consider discounts in special circumstances involving budget restraints. Please contact us to see if we can help you out.

What materials in the Research Press catalog and on this website are protected by copyright?

All books, CDs, and DVDs in our catalog and on this website are protected by copyright. Research Press manages all rights to the material we have published. Select items represented in our catalog and available on our website are distributed titles. For those titles, Research Press is not the publisher of record.

Do I need to request permission to use material from items in the catalog or on this website?

Most uses will require written permission from the copyright holder. Our Permissions and Foreign Rights page provides specific guidelines for requesting permission in different circumstances.