Editorial Policy

EDITORIAL POLICY
(applies to all articles written to/for GPA)

APPROVED JUNE 2011

You are invited to become a guest writer of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA). 

Website Publications
If you would like to submit a posting or an article for the website as a guest, please email your submission to Kelli Romero, GPA Membership Director at membership@grantprofessionals.org.  Your email message must include your topic, contact information, and brief blog post of 300 to 575 words. 

Journal Articles
Article submissions for the GPA Journal are recommended to be about 5,000 words.   All blog postings and article submissions must be submitted in the body of the email rather than as an attachment. Your post must be original and not previously published either on the Web or in print. After the item has been published by GPA, the original author is free to post or publish the work in other places. If you would like to submit a journal article, please email Barb Boggs at admin@grantprofessionals.org.

We reserve the right to copy edit your post for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and other elements. Guest blogs and articles should be on topics of general interest and of topics that relate to our mission such as ethics and the grant professional, proposal writing as fundraising, and grant management accountability for the grant professional.  All guest blogs and articles are reviewed and approved prior to posting by GPA.   

Disclaimer: We appreciate the work and time it takes to write a blog post or article.  However, submitting a guest blog or article to GPA does not obligate GPA to publish it.  Guest posts and articles will be published at the sole judgment of GPA. Published pieces are those that we feel will add value to our readers and support the goals/vision of this organization.

All submissions, if used by GPA, become the property of GPA and require reprint permission from GPA. In accordance with the Copyright Laws of the United States: Section 107 contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair; such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Section 107 also sets out four factors to be considered in determining whether or not a particular use is fair:
1.    The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for non-profit educational purposes
2.    The nature of the copyrighted work
3.    The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
4.    The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work

The distinction between fair use and infringement may be unclear and not easily defined. There is no specific number of words, lines, or notes that may safely be taken without permission. Acknowledging the source of the copyrighted material does not substitute for obtaining permission.

Thank you and we look forward to including your blog posts and articles in our publications!