Author Materials

Solicited Manuscripts for Peer Review

For authors submitting a manuscript solicited by an editor for peer review:

The press discourages the unsolicited submission of complete manuscripts. Scholars should submit a prospectus to the acquisitions department before submitting a complete manuscript.

If an editor at the press has solicited your book project, please submit your entire manuscript in a single, fully paginated Microsoft Word document that contains a table of contents, all chapters, bibliography, and low-resolution embedded images approximately where you would wish them to appear in the book. If you have any questions, please contact your acquiring editor.

For the purposes of peer review, there is no need to submit written permissions, high-resolution images, manuscript checklists, or marketing questionnaires. These materials will be required only once the manuscript successfully passes peer review and editorial committee approval.

Final and Contracted Manuscripts

If you are an author submitting a final, contracted manuscript, the materials below should provide style and formatting parameters for both text and illustrations.

Please note that the materials below are only required of authors already under contract working on their final manuscripts.

Project Documents

Figures and Art


For archaeologists with datasets directly related to their book manuscript—but not easily incorporated due to the amount or the form of the data—we strongly encourage either publishing your data with Open Context or depositing your data files in tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record), maintained by the Center for Digital Antiquity. Open Context offers cross-linking with book publications as part of their model, and they also offer editorial and peer review services for dataset publication. Datasets, images, documents, and other digital files deposited in tDAR can be linked to UPC publications through permanent URLs created for tDAR records and files in the repository. We are happy to link your book project with your dataset in cooperation with either Open Context or tDAR, and we encourage you to start thinking about depositing and/or publishing your data now!

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