Get Published!

Congratulations on being a speaker at “ARCHIVES*RECORDS: Ensuring Access,” the Joint Annual Meeting of CoSA, NAGARA, and SAA on August 10–16, in Washington, DC, where you’ll make a presentation to a room full of eager listeners in one of 70 sessions. We invite you to consider sharing your presentation with an even broader and more diverse audience by also submitting it for publication consideration in one of several outlets available through SAA. Check these out!

  • The American Archivist is North America’s oldest and largest archives journal. Although an oral presentation is different from a written article, if you think of both as you prepare, transforming your presentation into a journal piece follows naturally, with the additional benefit of feedback from the session chair, fellow speakers, and questions from the audience. Journal articles reach 8,000 words for research articles and surveys, and 3,000 words for case studies and perspectives. Photographs and other illustrations may also be included. For example, Mark Custer’s “Mass Representation Defined: A Study of Unique Page Views at East Carolina University,” in 76:2  (Fall/Winter 2013) started as an SAA Annual Meeting presentation. The journal also welcomes papers that blend the shorter presentations from a panel into a longer paper with citations and additional commentary. Click here to learn more about the journal’s editorial policy or contact EDITOR GREG HUNTER.
  • Archival Outlook. SAA’s bimonthly magazine features 700 to 1,400-word articles on best practice, how-to pieces, how archives are used by the public, and archivists on the job. Illustrations are encouraged. Check out these panel presentations from sessions from the 2013 Annual Meeting that were converted to articles: “Your Perfect Pitch: Elevator Speeches from the Field” by Nora Murphy (January/February 2014) and “Disability: Uncovering Our Hidden History” by Sara White (November/December 2013). For more information, contact EDITORIAL/PRODUCTION COORDINATOR ANNE HARTMAN.
  • Book & Module Publishing. Since the 1970s, SAA has published more than 100 print and electronic publications. You can help build on that history by submitting a prospectus for a book-length manuscript. Or consider the new Trends in Archives Practice, an open-ended series of modules featuring brief, authoritative treatments (10,000 to 20,000 words in length) that fill significant gaps in the archival literature. Ideas welcome! Click here for more info or contact PUBLICATIONS EDITOR CHRIS PROM.
  • Dictionary of Archives Terminology (DAT). SAA’s new dictionary builds on the 2005 Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology and will be rolled out later this year. Does your presentation contain new terminology? Help grow the professional lexicon by suggesting new terms and sending citations of archives terms in use. Click here or contact DICTIONARY WORKING GROUP CHAIR ROSEMARY PLEVA FLYNN.

JOIN US AT . . .

  • “The Latest Words” Breakfast Forum on Thursday, August 14, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.  A conversation with the Dictionary Working Group on the new Dictionary of Archives Terminology.
  • “Write Away” Breakfast Forum on Friday, August 15, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.  An informal discussion with American Archivist Editor Greg Hunter and Reviews Editor Amy Cooper Cary, Publications Editor Chris Prom, and SAA staff Teresa Brinati and Anne Hartman on how you can contribute to the professional literature.


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