Saving unpublished manuscripts

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December 11, 1978 - CFH and SSFC Occasional Monograph Series

Sometimes, manuscripts supported by the Aid to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP) fall through the cracks. Authors have three years after receiving a grant to find a publisher, but for a variety of reasons, that is not always possible. In order to prevent valuable research from going unpublished, the federations—the Canadian Federation for the Humanities (CFH) and the Social Science Federation of Canada (SSFC)—decide to start an Occasional Monograph Series in 1978. The idea is that the federations will take on the responsibly of publishing a small print-run of manuscripts that were rejected by publishers but are still seen as worthwhile scholarly works by the staff of the ASPP.