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Author Guidelines

Thank you for your interest, our call for submissions closed January 31st, 2014. 

Open textbook proposal submissions will be reviewed by the Principal Investigator and librarians at participating libraries, including a consultative review of the abstract by faculty in the same discipline. There is a limit of 16 textbook awards possible, decisions to approve or decline proposals will be made by March 1, 2014. All authors and reviewers will be notified by Principal Investigator of the decision.

Textbook Manuscript Guidelines

Complete Author Guidelines can be found here

  1. Completed manuscripts of approximately 200-300 pages, or 50K -75K words, must be submitted by January 15, 2015 as a Word document (preferred, although other formats such as LaTeX, RTF, HTML, etc. are acceptable), written in English, and should be accessible, engaging, and suitable for use in community college, college or university courses.
  2. Submissions should include: abstract of approximately 100 words, introduction, and all references cited.
  3. Citations should be submitted using standards appropriate to the discipline e.g. APA, Chicago Manual of Style, MLA, etc.
  4. Please provide high resolution images for all diagrams, illustrations, and other imagery as standalone files separate from your manuscript. Jpg or png files are acceptable at 300 dpi for black & white and color photographs, 600 dpi for photos that contain labels or text. Image files must be uploaded to Open SUNY Textbook catalog.
  5. The author must verify and obtain appropriate permissions for any copyrighted work used in the manuscript.
  6. Author retains copyright and the work is published as an Open SUNY Textbook with a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Terms can be found at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/.

If you have a question, please contact: Cyril@geneseo.edu

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • Author owns the copyright of the work and this submission has not been previously published, or you retain the copyright to create a new work from your previous publication (Provide explanation in Comments to the Editor).
  • Author agrees to the Author Guidelines, found on the Press website.
  • Author is a current or emeriti teaching faculty member at a SUNY campus.
  • Author agrees: Work will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ as an Open SUNY Textbook. Author retains copyright of their work.
  • Author agrees to complete 100% of the manuscript by 1/15/2015, and revise as needed during peer-review and copy editing to be completed by 6/1/2015

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this press agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the press right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY NC SA) that allows noncommercial use of the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this press, with the stipulation that it be shared under that same
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual series for the non-exclusive distribution of the version of the work published by the press (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this press.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (SeeThe Effect of Open Access).

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