ALCTS Monographs publishes monographs on timely topics of interest to ALCTS members and to the profession.
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.
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.
Please refer to the ALA Editions/Neal-Schuman Guidelines for Authors when preparing your manuscript for publication.