Congratulations on having your proposal accepted for publication!
We Each Have Responsibilities and Prerogatives
The process from manuscript to book (or booklet or brochure) is a collaborative one between you as author and NAEYC as publisher. In that process we each have tasks to perform, responsibilities to meet, and decisions to make.
NAEYC as publisher:
- Sets the target publication release date; develops and monitors the publication schedule; updates you if NAEYC changes that release date or schedule.
- Assigns your project an editor to be a consistent, primary point of contact for you throughout production.
- Gives you prompt and constructive feedback, as well as quick and honest answers to questions.
- Provides substantive/content editing, copyediting, and proofreading. Provides indexing as needed.
- Makes the edited version of the manuscript available for your review and approval.
- Provides design and layout, illustration and photography (as needed), manufacturing, marketing, and dissemination.
- Helps you obtain permissions for material you want to reprint from other sources, including paying reasonable reprint fees.
- Provides you with complimentary copies of the finished publication and discounts on any future purchases of it (see your Author Agreement for details).
- If you transfer your copyright to NAEYC, defends against copyright infringements and processes reprint permission requests.
- Makes final decisions about: title of the publication; titles of chapters, parts, and subheads; overall editorial style; schedule; format, layout, design, and manufacturing; marketing, promotion, pricing, and sales; distribution and fulfillment; and finances and costs.
You as author(s):
- Review NAEYC’s Guidelines for Writing a Manuscript, of which Being Accepted is one part (the other four are Style Guide, Sending Your Project Package, Stages in Editing and Proofing, and Obtaining Permissions).
- Sign and return NAEYC’s Author Agreement.
- Submit a Project Package that is ready for editing and production.
- Obtain written permission from the owners of any material you want to reprint from other sources OR clearly mark in your manuscript what materials need permission for their use so that NAEYC can assist in requesting it.
- Collaborate in revisions and copyediting that NAEYC deems necessary.
- Review the edited version of the manuscript provided.
- Meet deadlines set for making revisions, answering queries, and reviewing/approving edited material.
- If you do not transfer your copyright to NAEYC, defend against copyright infringements; and process reprint permission requests.
- Enjoy the satisfaction and reward of wide professional recognition for having made a significant contribution to the study and practice of early childhood education.
We are looking forward to working with you on this project.
Download all 5 of the Guidelines for Writing a Manuscript (PDF).