Book and Paper Group Annual

The Book and Paper Group Annual is published once a year by the Book and Paper Group (BPG), a specialty group of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). The BPG Annual transitioned into a fully digital publication beginning with volume 41 (2022).

The Book and Paper Group Annual is now a fully open-access journal. All issues are available online at BPG Annual Online and the BPG Online Community. Print copies of recent Annual back issues are available for $25 or $10 (add the member code to get a 15% discount), plus postage & handling. To order, visit the AIC Store. Contact the AIC Office to inquire about other print back issues.

Submissions Information

The Book and Paper Group Annual is a non-juried publication. Papers presented at the Specialty Group session of the Annual Meeting are selected by committee based on abstracts. After presentation, authors have the opportunity to revise their papers before submitting them for publication in the Annual. There is no further selection review of these papers. Authors are responsible for the content and accuracy of their submissions and the methods and materials they present. The original abstracts distributed at the meeting are published if the authors do not submit either their full text or a revised abstract. Discussion Group moderators/chairs are asked to submit to the Annual a summary of the discussion they organize. Independent submissions are published at the discretion of the BPG Publications Committee. Authors who wish to submit an independent article are encouraged to contact the Managing Editor to indicate their intent to submit and solicit feedback from the Publications Committee.

For full guidelines, including formatting and submissions instructions, contact the editorial team at <bpgannual at gmail dot com>.

Copyright and Permissions

Authors retain copyright for all materials submitted to the Book and Paper Group Annual and are free to publish verbatim or in revised form elsewhere. Articles are made accessible digitally for purposes of education and research. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from photographers, illustrators, copyright holders, or owners of objects described in each article and to provide appropriate credits.

Notice and Takedown Policy

If you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found material on this website for which you have not granted permission (or is not covered by a copyright exception under US copyright laws), you may request the removal of the material from our site by submitting a notice, with the elements described below, to the Chair of the BPG Publications Committee.

Please include the following in your notice:

  • Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material (including the specific URL of each item in dispute);
  • Your contact information, such as an address, telephone number, and email address;
  • A statement that you are the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed and that you have a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and made under penalty of perjury, and
  • Your physical or electronic signature.

Upon receiving a notice that includes all of the details listed above, we will remove the allegedly infringing material from public view while we assess the issues identified in your notice. No action will be taken to remove content until all of the necessary information is provided.

Send submissions and inquiries to:
Roger S. Williams, Managing Editor
Amy Crist, Assistant Editor
bpgannual at gmail dot com