For Monographs Authors

ALCTS Monographs publishes monographs on timely topics of interest to ALCTS members and to the profession.  

Recent ALCTS Monographs 

Why publish with ALCTS?

As a non-profit organization, ALCTS seeks to produce monographs that are relevant to its members and that will serve the profession. Publishing a monograph with ALCTS is a way to:

  • Share and contribute expertise and knowledge with the profession (give back)

  • Be supported in publishing with guidance through the process

  • Make your experiences more visceral and provide inherent value

  • Provide an opportunity for your own professional development and advancement

  • Win an award

  • Participate in the success of ALCTS

  • Increase the value of the ALCTS membership

You are invited to submit a proposal as either an author or editor for a collected work. Please submit a proposal and send any questions to Susan Thomas, ALCTS Monographs Editor.

Proposal Guidelines

ALCTS Monographs often work with ALA Editions and therefore follow their proposal guidelines. Elements to include in proposals: a brief description of the monograph and proposed title, topic outline, intended audience, and analysis of competing or comparable books. Please also include proposed length for the monograph, anticipated completion date for the manuscript, a writing sample, and brief author biography. If you intend to write an edited work, please prepare a call for submissions that ALCTS will publicize. 

Author Guidelines

Please refer to the ALA Editions/Neal-Schuman Guidelines for Authors when preparing your manuscript for publication.