What CTA (co)publishing programme supports
CTA supports the following co-publishing options (print, electronic and/or multimedia):
- buy-back (purchase of copies)
- dissemination agreement
- co-funding of a stand-alone publication
- co-funding of a series of publications.
What CTA (co)publishing programme does not support
The CTA (co)publishing programme does not support:
- proceedings of meetings or conferences, even when these involve the participation of CTA
- scientific journals
- periodicals published by other publishers/organisations
- the institutional publications of other organisations e.g. annual reports.
How to apply for co-publishing support from CTA
To apply for co-publishing support, an applicant must be either an ACP or EU professional publisher, or an ACP, EU or international organisation with occasional publishing activities. ACP or EU independent authors shall beforehand secure the interest of a publisher who will approach and submit the request to CTA.
Applicants must complete the CTA Co-publishing Application Form, which can be downloaded here or requested from firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application form duly completed must be returned to CTA with all the information required and relevant supporting documents listed at the end of the form. Application forms can be sent to CTA at any time.
How are applications assessed?
Applications are assessed by CTA's Information Products Committee (IPC). The IPC meets every two months.
Only fully completed applications are considered by the IPC. Incomplete applications are not considered.
The evaluation criteria taken into account by the IPC include:
- relevance to the priorities of CTA's Strategic Plan
- relevance to one of CTA's thematic areas
- language(s): English and/or French
- editorial quality
- adequacy of the content to the target audience(s)
- content quality (expertise of author(s) in the subject matter; peer-reviewed content)
- geographical coverage (topic relevant to one or more ACP regions)
- existence/availability of the electronic version.
IPC's decisions are communicated by e-mail to applicants. There are three possible outcomes of an application: positive, negative or pending if the IPC requires further information from the applicant.