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Author Guidelines

Authors must be registered on this site as an author in order to submit. To do this, click the Register tab at the top of the home page. Fill out the form as comprehensively as possible, ensuring the Author box is checked. Log in using your new username and password. Your User Home page will appear allowing you to choose your Author role and submit using the easy 5-step process.

The 5-step process includes showing your agreement to UC Press submission requirements by checking off items as seen on the Submission Preparation Checklist below. Before submitting you should also consult the Style and Documentation Guidelines found under Manuscript Submission Documents. You can download the Prospectus there as well.


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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another publisher for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  2. The submission includes a PROSPECTUS and complete manuscript (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor). The manuscript documents must be compressed together into a single .zip or .sit file. This is accomplished by highlighting the submission files, right-clicking, and choosing Send To > Compressed (zipped) Folder, or, on a Mac, control-click and choose Compress.

  3. The submission contains approximately 100,000 words or less.

  4. The submission file is a Microsoft Word (.doc) document. The text is double-spaced, uses a 12-point standard font, and is paginated.

  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the STYLE & DOCUMENTATION GUIDELINES, which are found under Policies on the About tab at the top of the web page.

  6. If applicable, a list of illustrations, figures, and tables is provided, "callouts" indicating placement are included within the text (e.g, <ILLUSTRATION 12>), and samples are supplied. These must be compressed together into a single .zip or .sit file with your other documents (see item 2 above for compression instructions).

  7. I am aware that my manuscript, even if approved for publication by the University of Calgary Press editorial board, cannot be published without sufficient funding to cover editorial, design, and printing and binding costs. Acquiring this funding through donations and grants can take several months.

  8. I am aware that, if my manuscript is accepted for publication, I must provide a subject index at my own cost as well as pay for illustrations (if applicable) and permissions for all third-party material (e.g., images or previously published copyrighted material). Please see our Permission Guidelines for more details.

  9. I am aware that the University of Calgary Press hopes to publish an open access version of all its books in order to increase dissemination and impact. I will be asked to agree to that and to ensure as many of my illustrations as possible will also be permitted to be published in such a manner - under a Creative Commons license <>.



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