Syriaca.org Documentation

Proposal Guidelines for Volumes within Syriaca.org Publications

Syriaca.org is pleased to invite proposals from scholars for new volumes within Syriaca.org's reference publications:

Individual volumes should be thematically organized and conform to the editorial standards of the parent reference publications. Examples of individual volumes already published by Syriaca.org include:

Proposals for new volumes should follow the guidelines below and be submitted electronically to the director, Prof. Daniel L. Schwartz (daniel.schwartz{}tamu.edu). Scholars interested in preparing a proposal are encouraged to contact the director in advance of submission.

Guidelines for New Volumes:

  • New volumes should significantly add to the content or coverage of the reference publications of which they would be a part.
  • New volumes should cohere with or enhance the intellectual model of the reference publications of which they would be a part.
  • New volumes should utilize or enhance the digital structures of the reference publications of which they would be a part.
  • All publications must conform to the open access publication model of Syriaca.org, including use of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
  • No publication of Syriaca.org may engage in political or sectarian advocacy.
  • Proposals will be reviewed and approved by the Syriaca.org Editorial Board.

Proposals should be structured in the following order:

  • Brief cover letter including:
  • List of editors or contributors for the volume with contact information.
  • Indication of the Syriaca.org reference publication to which the proposed volume would belong and any comment on how the volume might differ from or enhance this reference publication.
  • Intellectual property statement indicating the sources of the content and any permissions that need to be obtained.
  • Schedule for work on the volume including anticipated completion date.
  • Title and brief abstract of the proposed volume (300 words max.)
  • C.V.(s) of the proposed volume editors and contributors, including any relevant digital skills (limit 3 pages each).