RUSAPubProposalForm

MARS Handbook

RUSA PUBLICATION PROPOSAL FORM

Part I of this form is to be completed and submitted by any RUSA unit planning a publication. Copies of the completed form and any attachments should be sent to the Chair of the Section Publications Committee OR to the Section Publications Coordinator/Liaison.

It is the responsibility of the Section Publications Committee Chair OR Section Publications Coordinator/Liaison to submit the publication proposal and final manuscript to the Section Executive Committee and RUSA Publications Committee for approval.

See the RUSA Publishing Stages Flowchart for a summary of the stages of the publishing process.

PART I / COMMITTEE & PROPOSED PUBLICATION INFORMATION

1. Section __________________________________

2. Committee_________________________________

3. Committee Chair & Address

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________

4. Proposed/Working Title

_____________________________________________

5. Editor/Author & Address (Primary Contact for Publication)

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________

6. Names and Addresses of Individuals working on Publication

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________

_____________________________________________

7. Purpose & Description of Proposed Publication

Be as specific as possible -- include scope and content of subject matter as well as projected length of manuscript and any details on format. Indicate if this publication replaces or updates a previous publication or continues a series.

Attach an outline or preliminary table of contents.

8. Primary audience? Secondary audience?

9. What other publications address this topic and how does this differ?

10. Where to you intend to publish?

_____ RQ

_____ RUSA Update

_____ RUSA Occasional Paper

_____ RUSA Monograph

_____ ALA Publication

_____ Source outside ALA (please explain and indicate source)

11. Is electronic publishing an option? Explain.

12. Target publication date?

PART II / PROPOSAL APPROVAL

1. Section Executive Committee Approval

a. Proposal Recommendation

_____ Proposal accepted as written

_____ Proposal accepted with revisions

_____ Proposal not accepted

Comments

Date

b. Section Publications Committee Chair OR Section Publications Liaison

Signature

Date

c. Section Chair

Signature

Date

2. RUSA Publications Committee Approval

a. Proposal Recommendation

_____ Proposal accepted as written

_____ Proposal accepted with revisions

_____ Proposal not accepted

Comments

Date

b. RUSA Publications Committee Chair

Signature

Date

PART III / FINAL MANUSCRIPT APPROVAL

1. Section Executive Committee Approval

a. Manuscript Recommendation

_____ Publish as submitted

_____ Publish with minor changes

_____ Review recommended (substantive changes suggested)

_____ Not approved for publication

Comments

Date

b. Section Publications Committee Chair OR Section Publications Liaison

Signature

Date

c. Section Chair

Signature

Date

2. RUSA Publications Committee Approval

a. Manuscript Recommendation

_____ Publish as submitted

_____ Publish with minor changes

_____ Review recommended (substantive changes suggested)

_____ Not approved for publication

Comments

Date

b. RUSA Publications Committee Chair

Signature

Date

Revised: June 1995