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General Policies

General Policies:

  1. All Ateneo personnel are enjoined to publish their teaching materials and products of research for the consumption of the university community and the world. Non-Ateneo authors are also welcome.
  2. Categories of publishable materials are the following:
    1. Textbooks;
    2. Academic books;
    3. Dictionaries and references;
    4. Children’s books;
    5. General reading;
    6. Journals;
    7. Music;
    8. Others.
  3. Textbooks are those reading and workbook materials required to students by a particular course. They are clearly stipulated in the syllabus as required reading materials for the entire course.  In case a teacher writes or prepares materials to be published as textbook either by the University Press or by any other publishing company, he/she shall not be allowed to include said textbook as a required reading material, whether in his/her class or any other class in the university, unless the textbook is reviewed, regulated, and recommended by the respective department and college.
  4. Academic books are products of professional research by an individual or a group of researchers. No academic book shall be published by the University Press without the review and recommendation of the University Research Council.
  5. Dictionaries and references include dictionaries and grammar books of the different languages and dialects in the Bikol region and anthologies of literature, quotations, proverbs, jokes, puzzles, and others of similar nature and import. No dictionary and reference book shall be published by the University Press without the review and approval of both the University Research Council and the Institute of Bikol History and Culture.
  6. Children’s books shall include, but are not limited to, illustrated story books, coloring books, etc. No children’s book shall be published by the University Press without the review and recommendation of the College of Education and the psychology department.
  7. General readings shall include, but are not limited to, biographies, autobiographies, history of towns and other places, coffee-table books, etc. The University Press shall select a five-member board to review materials falling under this category. Membership to the board shall be composed of: two from the university community and three from outside of the university.
  8. Journals are those published by the University which contain articles and book reviews written by the faculty or by invited speakers and lecturers. No article shall be published in the journal without the peer review of the respective department and recommendation of the college dean and, in the case of the university journal, review of University Research Council.
  9. Music includes all original composition about Bikol, Bikol religiosity, culture, with the review and recommendation of the University Choir Master or institute of music in the university, if any, by the Campus Ministry Director and the Deputy Academic Vice-President.
  10. Each college must create a 5-member board responsible for the review and recommendation of textbooks and other materials to be published by the University Press.
  11. Other than the College Board, each material to be published by the University Press should also be reviewed by three external readers chosen by the University Press. External readers must be known to the Ateneo and Bikol community as experts of a particular field relevant to the book being reviewed.
  12. All reviews by the College Board must be consolidated by the Dean and submitted to the University Press Director. Their work shall be considered gratis et amore.
  13. Each review made by external readers must be written in not more than 1,500 words and not less than 800 words. Each reviewer shall receive an honorarium of 10 pesos per page.
  14. All reviews from the College Board and the external reviewers shall be examined by the University Press Board for recommendation to the University President.
  15. All publications must have the final approval by the University President.
  16. The University Press shall be responsible for the canvassing of printing press that can ensure both quality and reasonable price beneficial to the University and its clients.