Solicitation Materials for e-Books Authors

Authors planning to solicit a manuscript to ASLO e-Books will find all the necessary forms, templates and guidelines here.

Authors and editors are invited to submit proposals for e-Books using the Proposal/Manuscript Submission and Review System. Proposals will be reviewed for scientific quality, suitability for intended audience, marketability and financial resources and should include the following information:

  • Tentative Publication Title
  • Author(s)/Editor(s) name(s) affiliation(s) and contact information for lead author/editor
  • Book Topic
  • Draft abstract
  • Table of contents
  • Intended audience
  • Proposed format
  • Budget
  • Sources of funding available for this publication
  • Anticipated time to manuscript submission
Authors and editors are welcome to contact the Editor-in-Chief at LoBooks-editor@aslo.org  to discuss ideas, content and publishing costs as they prepare their proposal.

Manuscript Submission Process
Limnology & Oceanography e-Books utilizes Manuscript Central to handle the manuscript submission and review process. This system allows authors to upload their manuscripts and all accompanying graphic files through an interactive web page. When the manuscript upload is complete, it passes to Editorial control and enters the review system. Authors can track the progress of their manuscripts at all times. The submission process is simple and should only take a few minutes. Keep in mind that the first stage in the submission process is just the proposal (solicitation) form. Once your proposal has been approved, you will be invited to submit your full manuscript. A step-by-step manual is available below to assist with uploading a proposal/manuscript to Manuscript Central. Manuscript Central instructions (PDF)

Manuscript Style
Authors must follow certain guidelines when producing an e-Book. This document explains all the requirements needed for a successful presentation.
e-Books Manuscript Style (PDF)

Publishing Agreement form
All authors must submit a publishing agreement providing for the transfer of copyright to ASLO, unless their home institution or organization requires that it retain copyright. Manuscripts will not be published without this form.
e-Books Publishing Agreement (PDF)

Cover Art Publishing Agreement form
The artist who furnishes the cover art for the e-Book must sign and return this form.
e-Books Cover Art form (PDF)