Guidelines and Publication Process
The World of Collaborative Practice welcomes items that relate to the concerns, ideas and formulation of Collaborative Practice and enhance its stature and growth. Scholarly articles, book reviews, videos, and audios may be submitted for consideration.
The Publishers/Editors reserve the right to require rewriting or editing as a condition of publication. They also reserve the right to edit all material or to reject any manuscript or other media at their discretion.
Submissions should be the original work of the author(s).
Statements or expressions of opinion appearing in published submissions and any comments about those published submissions are those of their producers, and not necessarily those of The World of Collaborative Practice, its editors, publishers or any other connected personnel.
All published material remains the property of the author and may appear in other publications.
No compensation is paid for submissions.
Accepted types of submissions
The written word: In English or another language.
Writing style – Manuscripts should be written in a clear, straightforward, expository style. Avoid professional jargon.
Articles submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by a translation into English. The editors will focus their attention ONLY on that translation. Any translation of the final work back into the original language must be approved by both the editors AND the author(s). Whether the submission will be published in the original language, English or both will be in the sole discretion of the editors/publishers.
Appropriate attribution/copyright clearance – If material is quoted from another publication, quote exactly and accurately, credit the original author, obtain copyright clearance.
Authors also warrant that the submission is his or her original work and does not infringe on the rights of any person or organization.
Authors must inform the editors if the submission has been published or is being considered for publication elsewhere.
The World of Collaborative Practice will consider items submitted to other publications on a case by case basis. It would be the sole responsibility of the producer of the item to gain, in writing, any necessary permission allowing for publication in The World of Collaborative Practice.
Length – Manuscripts are accepted in electronic format only. They must be submitted in, or readily convertible to, Microsoft Word. Use a standard, serif font (such as Times New Roman) in 12-point type. Number all pages. Submissions may be edited for length or published in parts or rejected outright at the sole discretion of the editors.
Endnotes – If you site sources, do so sparingly. How, or whether, they are presented in the published product is at the sole discretion of the editors/publishers. You are responsible for substantive and technical accuracy of any citations you include.
Titles – The author should suggest a concise title for the submitted manuscript. Titles of six words or less are preferred. The title may be reworded by the editors for design or clarity or internet search considerations.
Author’s biography/photo – All submissions of print, video or audio material should include a brief biography of the author or participants (in narrative form, not a resume and limited to 100 words or less) and a print ready photo.
Graphics – Tables, charts, graphs, and illustrations must be incorporated in the Word document file submitted. They must ALSO be submitted as separate jpg or png files.
Reviews of new books, electronic media, films or training tapes or other resources may be submitted. Reviews may be submitted in written, video or audio form. The editors/publishers have the sole discretion as to whether or not the item reviewed and the review further the purposes of The World of Collaborative Practice sufficiently to warrant publication therein.
Any video must be submitted in electronic form. The initial submission may be via a link to, e.g., YouTube or Vimeo. However, if we express a willingness to consider it for publication, you must be able to provide us with an editable digital file in mpeg or some other mutually agreed form.
Videos must also be accompanied by written text explaining the video and its potential value to Collaborative Practice professionals and/or lay persons interested in CP. This text may be published along with the video, so it is subject to all the “Manuscripts” requirements.
Any audio must be submitted in electronic form. The initial submission may be via a link. However, if we express a willingness to consider it for publication, you must be able to provide us with an editable digital file in mp3 or some other mutually agreed form.
Audio recordings must also be accompanied by written text explaining the audio recording and its potential value to Collaborative Practice professionals and/or lay persons interested in CP. This text may be published along with the audio recording, so it is subject to all the “Manuscripts” requirements.
Any image must be submitted in electronic form. The initial submission may be via a link. However, if we express a willingness to consider it for publication, you must be able to provide us with an editable digital file in jpeg, png or some other mutually agreed form.
Images must also be accompanied by written text explaining the image and its potential value to Collaborative Practice professionals and/or lay persons interested in CP. This text may be published along with the video, so it is subject to all the “Manuscripts” requirements.
Letter of Inquiry
The World of Collaborative Practice is always open to proposals. If you would like to create something and get an advance idea of whether we’d accept it, by all means contact us. We may even be willing to help you create it if we can. No promises there, though.
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Items for consideration should be submitted electronically to the editors at email@example.com Receipt will be acknowledged via e-mail. All items submitted will be reviewed and the producer(s) will be contacted with either a ‘no thank you’ or with the first comments and editing requests within 30 days of submission.
All items submitted will be retained on the computers of the editors.
NO SUBMITTED ITEM WILL BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE OTHER THAN PUBLICATION IN The World of Collaborative Practice UNLESS THE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE PRODUCER(S) IS REQUESTED AND RECEIVED.
The Editors/Publishers hold the collective copyright on items published in The World of Collaborative Practice. Authors are asked to sign a nonexclusive license allowing the Publishers to publish their submitted materials in The World of Collaborative Practice and to distribute the work by other means. Permission is required before a published submission can be copied or reproduced in another publication.