Submitting an Initial Proposal

Send a brief description (one or two paragraphs) of the proposed publication to CUR ( If the proposed work is consistent with CUR’s mission and will contribute to CUR’s publishing goals and the advancement of undergraduate research, the authors will be invited to submit a more detailed proposal.

Submitting a Detailed Publication Proposal

The detailed proposal should include enough information to determine whether the proposed publication is feasible and is within CUR’s mission. The proposal should include the following:

1. Title.
2. Names and affiliations of authors/editors.
3. Introduction. Provide one or two paragraphs that answer the following questions:

    What is the goal or purpose of the publication?
    How does this goal help to advance CUR’s mission?
    Why is this publication needed? (i.e., what need does it fulfill that is not met by the existing                      literature?)
    Who is the targeted audience?
    What are the qualifications of the authors/editors to write/edit the publication?

4. Draft list of chapters topics and possible authors.
5. Any special features that may set the publication apart from other publications (e.g., data sets, appendices).
6. Approximate number of pages.
7. List of suggested reviewers.
8. Proposed timeline for soliciting and receiving chapters, review and possible revision, editing, and final publication.