Publishing Fund

Guidelines for Approval and Publication of Textbooks

For the approval, edition and publication of books and journals by the Publishing Fund, the University of Lima’s academic or administrative units must take into account the guidelines set out below.

Editorial committees

1. In accordance with the Publishing Fund’s Regulations, the editorial committee of each academic or administrative unit is responsible for evaluating the draft of a publication to be subsequently sent to the Publishing Fund.

2. The final draft of manuscripts for publication, together with the “Periodical and Non-Periodical Publication Datasheet” (see annex 7 of the link “Style Manual”), signed by the author and dean or director of the unit, will be sent to the executive director of the Publishing Fund, accompanied by a simple request.

Author’s commitment

3. The author states that the manuscript belongs to him/her, has not been already published (other than the author’s compilations), and has not been copied, in whole or in part, from other printed or digital textbooks published or not by other publishing houses.

4. The author is responsible for the copyright of all texts or illustrations, and the permissions required to reproduce them which will be sent with the manuscript. It should be noted that an author may request permission even for publishing his/her own text in the event that the copyright has been assigned or sold to another institution or publishing house. However, it is recommended to take into account that, particularly for textbooks or illustrations available on the Internet, most publications are in the public domain.

5. Moreover, the author entitles the Publishing Fund to reproduce his/her publications (books, journal articles or extracts therefrom) in several formats, such as print, digital or in any other version, for their better and more effective dissemination.

Provisions of the Publishing Fund

6. The Publishing Fund’s executive director will send the final draft of manuscripts for publication to the Board of Directors which usually holds meetings twice a year, in March and September, for their approval. He/she occasionally turns to experts in certain areas of knowledge for opinion or advice regarding highly specialized works.

7. Upon approval of the Board of Directors, the manuscript will be published within a year.

8. The publication of annual magazines is based on the schedule set by the Publishing Fund (Ius et Praxis and Contratexto in the first academic term, and Lienzo, Ingeniería Industrial, Persona and Un Vicio Absurdo in the second academic term). The film journal Ventana Indiscreta is published in early April and August.

9. The publication of a textbook may become ineffective if the author is withdrawn from the University.

10. Neither dedications nor acknowledgements to persons or academic or administrative units of the University are included.

11. The Publishing Fund establishes the print run of publications according to the target public.

12. For books, the Publishing Fund determines the collection under which they will be published. Each collection has a specific design and pre-established technical characteristics, the details of which are included in the “Non-Periodical Publication Datasheet” (see annex 7 of the link “Style Manual”). Journals follow a similar pattern.


13. The author will obtain intellectual rights and copyright that may correspond to him/her under the laws and the provisions set forth in the contract signed with the University. If the book is the result of a research sponsored by the Institute for Scientific Research (IDIC), the author is solely entitled to the intellectual rights since it is a work created during an employment relationship or assignment entrusted. For such case, he/she will receive a certain number of copies as recognition of his/her work.

14. If it is a work product of a professor’s effort to systematize the course taught in a faculty, academic program or graduate school, or the result of years of his/her intellectual work, the author will sign a contract with the University in which his/her rights and obligations will be specified. On this matter, it is recalled that the copyright lasts for the author’s life plus an additional 70 years as provided for by Congressional Order (Decreto Legislativo) 822. Moreover, pursuant to the Civil Code, copyright is inherited.

Dissemination and sale of publications

15. The Publishing Fund sends digital news releases, prepares promotional materials and items, and participates in main book fairs.

16. The University’s Administration and Finance Bureau is responsible for the distribution and sale of publications.