AAIDD publications are geared to a professional audience and are designed to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and practice in the field of IDD. AAIDD:
Proposals must contain vital information about the book, establish a clear rationale or purpose for publication, and describe how the author will accomplish that purpose. The proposal must demonstrate that the author has sufficient expertise in the subject and enough comprehensive, valid material to justify a book, rather than a journal article. Features that make the book unique should be described.
The information should be succinct, yet comprehensive enough for a thorough review. Even if the author submits a full manuscript, they also should submit a book proposal that describes the book’s purpose, the potential audience for the book, and the author’s qualifications to write the book. If these guidelines are not followed, the author will be asked to revise and resubmit.
The proposal itself should be no longer than six pages, addressing the following:
The following additional materials (not included in the six-page limit above) should be provided:
Submit the proposal and additional materials by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Book Proposal” in the subject line. Proposals must be in 12-point type, double-spaced, and in Microsoft Word.
Authors will receive an email acknowledgement of their submission. The proposal will be evaluated to determine the extent to which the proposal would produce a work appropriate for the AAIDD catalogue at the current time. The evaluation considers whether the proposal
Should a proposal be accepted, a contract regarding the expected work will be drawn up. Potential authors are cautioned that AAIDD reserves the right to terminate the agreement if the final manuscript does not accurately reflect the proposal or is not delivered at a time or in a condition agreed upon.
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