Call for submissions

Profiles of creation

Are you curious what we are all about?       

Here is our work plan.  Please join in.

Virtual Publications is a non-profit initiative and a collaborative effort based on call for submissions, sponsored by members, volunteers and donors around the world.

Profiles of creation are an initiative of Marc Eliany geared to facilitate access to creators and communication among them. The first project sponsored as early as 1992 by Marc Eliany resulted in the publication of a biographical dictionary in French in 2001.

Dictionnaire Biographique du Monde Juif Sépharade et Méditerranéen

Joseph Levy, Josué Elkouby, Marc Eliany Editions Elysée 2001(c)

Virtual Publications published a web French edition 2003 (c) www.virtualpublications.ca

This edition is open to updating and links to private websites.

Multi-lingual submissions are encouraged

Virtual Publications established a “Profiles of creation” website to provide a setting for cooperative creation and networking for Jews of Moroccan heritage. Expansion to other groups is not excluded and is likely to follow.

Calls for submissions will be issues from time to time on the basis of the experience accumulated and the resources available.

The proposed website will be based on open-ended submission from any interested party or parties based on self-regulation principles.

Virtual publication follows positive review/recommendation by two peers.

Each published member will commit to review submissions from time to time on a voluntary basis.

Profiles of creation will be developed on an incremental basis, one step at a time, with an aim for gradual improvement. We intend to start with modest profile abstracts, move to detailed profiles and then focus on publication of abstracts and links to publications as well as personal and organizational websites.

Here are our guidelines:

ALL CORRESPONDENCE MUST BE VIA EMAIL

(Examples of the documents below are always available on our website: www.virtualpublications.ca)

Step 1.
Profile Abstract 
(Send us via email a brief CV about half a page.)

Step 2
Detailed Profile
(Send us your detailed CV via email; hard copies will not be processes)

Step 3
Publications abstracts
(Send us your publications abstracts)

Step 4
Research questionnaire

Our research questionnaire is made of modules to ease completion and to pace the response burden we place on you. Whenever you have some free time, please complete one or two modules… You may find it easier than doing the whole questionnaire in one sitting).

Personal data module

First name

Last name

Address

Street:

Street Number

Apartment number

City:

Province/State:

Country:

Postal code:

Telephone: country code:                       number:

Email:

Web sites:       

Biographical data module

Year of birth  (in case of historical figures an estimated year is required and must be identified as an estimation with an ‘e’, for example 1848e)

Year of death  (in case of historical figures an estimated year is required and must be identified as an estimation with an ‘e’, for example 1848e)

City of birth (in case of historical figures a place believed to be a place of birth is required and must be identified as such with a ‘b’ in italics)

Country of birth (in case of historical figures a place believed to be a place of birth is required and must be identified as such with a ‘b’ in italics)

Educational data module

(Listing of degrees, fields of study, educational institutions, years of study, subject matters studied, qualitative descriptive entries).

Degree  (repeat as many times as needed)                  

Year                

Field

University,                                                                   

City                 

Country

Specialization: (qualitative statement 2-3 lines longs)

Other Diplomas (repeat as many times as needed)

Year                

Field

University,                                                                   

City                 

Country

Specialization: (qualitative statement 2-3 lines longs)

Other studies:  (repeat as many times as needed)

Year                

Field

University,                                                                   

City

Country

Specialization: (qualitative statement 2-3 lines longs)

Association membership (i. e., Canadian Psychological Association)

Year                

Field

Name of association                                                                

Country

Specialization: (qualitative statement 2-3 lines longs)

Education abstract: (Summary of education above in 2-3 lines long)

Work experience module

(Predefined listings of places of work, years of employment, space for qualitative description of work done).

Place of work (repeat as many times as needed)

Year                

Field

University,                                                                   

City

Country

Specialization: (qualitative statement 2-3 lines longs)

Experience abstract: (Summary of work experience above in 2-3 lines long)

Other volunteer/charitable work module

(Predefined listings of volunteer/charitable work, years, space for qualitative description of work done).

Volunteer/charitable work (repeat as many times as needed)

Year                

Field

University,                                                                   

City

Country

Specialization: (qualitative statement 2-3 lines longs)

Other volunteer/charitable work abstract: (Summary of work experience above in 2-3 lines long)

Publications/exhibitions lists module

(Listings of publications or exhibitions complying with predefined guidelines (i.e., the American Sociological Association Journal guidelines as well as other relevant guidelines).

Books

Book title underlined (i.e., Women's Use of Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs)

in collaboration with when applicable (i.e., M. Adrian, and C. Lundy.)

Year (1996), City (Toronto), Publishing House: (Addiction Research Foundation).

Link to an abstract

(up to half a page summary of publications or artists statements based on lists above)

Link to a detailed publication

(Links to websites where complete publication of items above may be found)

Papers

“Papers in bold in quotes” for example: “The Need for A Woman Centered Approach to Deal with Women’s Use of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs”

in collaboration with Adrian et. al., in News Magazine Women and Drugs, Second Edition, August 1995, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Virtual publication key words (categories)

Depending on availability of resources and time span, ‘Profiles of creation’ will be published on our website by ‘Last name.’  Other categories may follow, i.e., country, specialization, decade of creation, language of publication… We are open to ideas.

An open-ended call for submissions is posted on our website www.virtualpublications.ca

Targeted calls for submissions (i.e., this email to you) is based on available lists of known creators, i.e., on the basis of existing listings such as biographical dictionaries, who’s who, etc…

We urge targeted candidates and published members to forward our call to friends. We rely on a snowball methodology to make headways. Your recommendations, your judgment and your networks will contribute to the success of this collaborative effort.