Publishing guidelines for SSPA-approved materials
These guidelines cover the following aspects:
1) Publishing ethos
2) Definition of SSPA-approved material
6) Publication details
7) Final submission
1. Publishing ethos:
The SSPA seeks to promote scholarship and publishes material which enhances the contribution of short-statured people to their communities and portrays them in a positive light thus upholding the values as expressed in the SSPA Mission Statement. The SSPA retains the right to publish material which contributes to the aims and objectives of the SSPA but reasonable allowance is made for personal opinion. Any published works which reflect the opinion of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the SSPA and its members should be noted as a disclaimer.
Material about specific aspects of short stature should be written in the broader context i.e. from the point of view of not just people of short stature but also the parents, as well as any siblings. This is consistent with the constituency which the SSPA represents. Any wholly personal accounts written which, in the opinion of the National Council, are deemed to be too private or sensitive, will not be endorsed as an SSPA-approved publication.
2. Definition of SSPA-approved material:
SSPA-approved material = Covers books, promotional material such as brochures, electronic publications such as websites which are approved or endorsed for publication by the SSPA National Council.
If you have an idea for a book, academic or professional reference work, or electronic publication, the first step towards publication is to submit a proposal to National Council. Your proposal should clearly outline the subject matter, format and target readership for the project, including the following:
If the proposal is considered to be of interest to the National Council, you will be contacted by the National Council requesting a copy of the completed manuscript for evaluation before publication.
The author warrants that
e.g. This publication is intended as a guide to short stature and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice.
Clearly indicate the currency of the information and the publication date.
6. Publication details:
e.g. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in part or in whole for educational purposes as long as proper credit is given to the Short Statured People of Australia and its contributors. © Short Statured People of Australia.
Include cataloguing-in-publication details. This increases the accessibility of your publication as it is then listed in the National Bibliographic Database which is accessed by libraries and the book trade. Contact the National Library to obtain cataloguing-in-publication details.
7. Final submission: