Publish in Acta series
As a researcher active at the University of Gothenburg you can spread your research by publishing in an Acta series. The Acta series' publications are usually distributed in print and electronically.
About the Acta series
The University Library distributes three Acta series. You can find numbered publications lists of all the series, as well as editors and publication prices, in Sharepoint:
Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis is the University of Gothenburg's publication series for doctoral theses and other works by researchers active at the University. Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis consists of 17 series, affiliated to different departments at the University.
Acta Bibliothecae Universitatis Gothoburgensis consists of works by authors active at the Gothenburg University Library.
Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum et Litterarum Gothoburgensis consists of subject series from the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg.
Publish in Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis
As a researcher active at the University of Gothenburg you can spread your research by publishing in one of the series in the Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis. The finished Acta publication can then be borrowed at the Library and for sale in printed form. Many authors also choose to make the publication available in the database Gupea.
Application to publish
To be able to apply to publish you need a publishing agreement from the series' editor. How to apply:
- Decide which series you would like to publish in, then contact that series' editor. Find information about editors in the Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis publication lists in Sharepoint.
- Download and fill out the publishing application form below. The editor and the Acta comittee's secretary will sign the document after you have sent it.
- Send the application to the Acta committee via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not have a GU account (x-account) you shall print, fill out the application and send it to:
Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis
405 30 Göteborg
After this, your publication will be given an ISBN and a series number, and the Acta committee will approve your application.
Write a contract with the Acta committee
When your application gets approved, you and the series' editor write a contract with the Acta committee. In the contract you agree on the quantity of the edition, how many copies that should be printed to be for sale and how many copies that go to the University Library, to the series' editor, to the department of the series' editor and to you as an author.
When the contract is set up, the process of designing and producing the Acta publication can begin.
Design your Acta publication
When designing your Acta publication you use a number of templates that can be found in the Staff Portal.
Please use the manuals in the Staff Portal to learn how to use the templates, and to find out what graphic guidelines that apply to Acta publications. You can also ask the department of the series' editor if they offer any courses in how to use the templates.
Deposit to print and distribute
When your final proof is done and signed by the secretary of the Acta committee it is time to deposit your publication to the publisher to be printed. The University has a number of contracted printers that you can turn to.
After print you deliver the agreed quantity of copies to the Humanities Library, delivery address Lundgrensgatan 1. Authors who publish in the Gothenburg Studies in Conservation series deliver copies to the Biomedical Library.
To make your Acta publication freely available to everyone you upload it to Gupea, the Gothenburg University Publications Electronic Archive. Contact your editor's department to get help with uploading your publication.
Request a reprint of your Acta publication
If you Acta publication is sold out you can send a request to the series' editor for it to be reprinted. When the request gets approved you can apply for it to be published again. You and the series' editor then sign the Acta committee's contract together to reprint the publication.
Publish in other Acta series
Contact each series' editors respectively if you want to publish in any of the other two Acta series that the University Library distributes. You can use the Library's lists of the Acta series to find detailed information about editors:
Publish your Acta publication in Kriterium
Kriterium is a portal for reviewing, publishing and spreading peer reviewed books. If you want to publish you Acta publication via Kriterium it is your editor that contacts Kriterium with a request.
E-publish a doctoral thesis in Gupea
If your Acta publication is also a dissertation, it shall be published digitally, e-published, in the database Gupea. For the faculty to be able to e-publish your thesis, you need register your thesis in Gupea.
Contact us about Acta
Contact the University Library if you have any questions about publishing in Acta series.