NYSM Record

The New York State Museum Record is a peer-reviewed, open-access series published on an occasional basis by The University of the State of New York/The State Education Department. The Record publishes original volumes in the fields of archaeology, biology, ethnology, ethnography, geology, history, and paleontology. Sole- and multiple-authored monographs and compiled volumes are appropriate for the series. 

Museum Memoir

Publications in the Record series and Museum Memoir are copyrighted by the New York State Education Department. Use of the Record and/or Memoir is governed by the general principles of open-access publishing as stated in the Creative Commons Attribution License and Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing, and by the New York State Education Department's Terms of Use. Users may download, print, archive, distribute, and extract all volume contents for non-commercial purposes with appropriate attribution given to the authors and source. All volumes in the Record series and Museum Memoir are assigned a Persistent Uniform Resource Locator (purl) and permanently deposited with the New York State Library.

Potential contributors should request a prospectus form by contacting john.hart@nysed.gov. The submitted prospectus will be reviewed by the New York State Museum's publications committee for the appropriateness of the proposed volume. If deemed potentially suitable for the series, an electronic copy of the manuscript will be requested. The manuscript will be reviewed by internal and external experts selected by the State Museum. Based on the results of the review, the State Museum will make a final decision on the manuscript's appropriateness for publication in the Record series. The volume authors/editors will be notified as soon as possible regarding acceptance (with or without revision) or rejection.