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Book Publishing With SAA

SAA’s book publishing program seeks to provide a mix of print and electronic resources on a variety of topics that are of consistently high quality, enrich the professional literature, and serve the archives profession. Whether you’re interested in submitting a book prospectus or discussing an idea for a module in the Trends in Archives Practice series or being a manuscript reader—SAA offers opportunities to get involved in our book publishing program. Since the 1970s, SAA has published more than 100 print and electronic publications. We're continuing to build on that history and welcome your participation.

SAA Publications Editor Christopher J. Prom,


What SAA can offer you as an author . . .  

  • A vigorous peer-review process
  • Editorial assistance
  • Personal contact and attention throughout the production process
  • Attractive design and layout
  • Review copy distribution to dozens of professional outlets

"Writing a book for the Society of American Archivists was a rewarding process, enjoyable at every stage.
Each contact with the editor and Publications Board was positive and helpful. The SAA publications team
is really professional!" 
                            ~Elena Danielson, author, The Ethical Archivist (SAA 2010) and
                              archivist emerita, Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University


Guidelines for Publishing with SAA (PDF)

Trends in Archives Practice: Series Overview (PDF)

Assessment Form (For Reviewers of Book Manuscripts) (PDF)

Assessment Form (For Reviewers of Module Content) (PDF)

Case Studies Series Overview and Development (PDF)

Case Studies Rubric (For Reviewers) (RTF)

SAA Publications Board

Advice from a First-Time Author (by Christina Zamon)

"Publishing with a Purpose: Insights into the SAA Publications Program" (Dennis Riley)