Author Materials

If you are an author submitting a manuscript to the University Press of Colorado, the materials below should provide style and formatting parameters for both text and illustrations.

Please note that the materials below are for authors who have been asked to submit a manuscript for consideration and peer review, or authors under contract working on their final manuscripts. The University Press of Colorado discourages the unsolicited submission of complete manuscripts. Scholars should submit a prospectus to the acquisitions department before submitting a complete manuscript.

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!