University of Guam Press Submissions Guidelines
The University of Guam Press welcomes manuscript submissions from both new and previously published authors. We are interested in academic and literary manuscripts in all genres and fields of study with a preferred focus on Guam and Micronesia. All manuscripts undergo a blind review (meaning both the authors and reviewers are not identified to each other) by a team of expert reviewers selected based on the content, genre and goals of the manuscript. Please note that the review process may take six to nine months.
The University of Guam Press offers professional publishing services that differ from printing and self-publishing services.
When a manuscript has been accepted for publication, UOG Press provides the following services at no cost to the author/s:
Authors are actively engaged throughout each stage of the publishing process. They are provided royalties at industry-standard rates.
Please read below to learn about our submissions and editorial processes.
As with submissions to most professional publishers, individuals seeking UOG Press publishing consideration should anticipate notice of acceptance or rejection within nine months from the date of formal submission. Submissions that do not adhere to UOG Press’s Guidelines for General Submission will not be packaged for review by the acquisitions team.
After submission, all manuscripts seeking publication are packaged for review by a panel of 3-5 anonymous readers with expertise in the manuscript’s subject area or genre who will consider the content, subject matter, suitability, and marketability of the submitted work. If the review panel finds the submission suitable for publication, it will be advanced to the UOG Press Advisory Council for final review. If approved for publication by the Press’s Advisory Council, the author will be contacted by a UOG Press editor for a preliminary discussion about the Press’s editorial and publication process.
UOG Press reserves the right to reject any submission prior to panel review if it does not advance the mission of University of Guam Press or the University of Guam.
UOG Press will not accept manuscripts that include cultural misrepresentations or exaggerations, racist notions/remarks/points of view, unfounded claims, libel, slander, or defamation of character.
Send submissions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If this is not possible, submissions may be sent by mail to:
University of Guam Press, Micronesian Area Research Center
303 University Drive (UOG Station)
Mangilao, Guam 96923
Submissions sent by mail must be typed. Please be sure your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address are on the manuscript. The author’s name must be indicated on the back of all artwork submitted.
Authors whose work has been accepted for publication consideration should anticipate a thorough editorial process that mirrors the best publishing practices of other presses affiliated with the Association of University Presses. Typically, this involves a recursive editorial review that may take as many as ten or more rounds of revision with an assigned editor after the finalization of a publishing contract with UOG Press. UOG Press requires all manuscripts in the queue for publication to undergo extensive fact-checking and review before advancing to the design and layout phase of the publishing process. The Press determines when a manuscript is prepared to advance to design and printing stages and is not beholden to the timeline of authors. Publication readiness is determined by the Press’s editorial team, and editors work diligently to ensure the manuscript is of the highest quality before it is published.
UOG Press has the right to make final decisions regarding the publication’s art and design.