The publisher and standard practice determine the order in which parts of the manuscript are submitted. After purchasing the “Online Premier Pro” publishing package from iUniverse, the “Manuscript Preparation Guide” was downloaded. This document provided all submission guidelines, including page and text formatting, and organization of the manuscript.
The bulk of the manuscript is organized as follows: Front Matter, Book Block and End Matter. The Front Matter may be viewed by clicking on the tabs to the left. Front matter consists of:
Endorsements: If you are reading this web site, you probably will not have secured any endorsements. I don’t have any although I probably deserve one from the Annals of Improbable Research (AIR).
Half-title page: Usually just the main title. Will be labeled: “page i”
Full-title page: This provides the full title of the book; sub title; the name of the author, editor, translator, or author of the Foreword; and, the name and location of the publisher. My title page:
Creative Design for Health Care Reform
Resolving the Cost and Quality Crises
in the American Health Care System
By Roger H. Strube, M.D.
With Foreword by David Willis, M.H.A., M.P.H.
Copyright page: The copyright page is provided by iUniverse during the final editing, formatting and designing phase. The registered copyright ISBN number is a service of iUniverse and recorded on this page.
Dedication: “For Grandma Maggie”
Epigraph: Is a pertinent quotation but not integral to the book.
"There is a critical need for development, refining and implementation of systems to assure that the medical care provided is accessible, appropriate, efficacious, efficient, and delivered at the lowest possible cost. The managed care industry scuttled by special interest groups, lobbyists and politicians failed to meet this challenge. The present attempt to reform the financial system without addressing core quality and cost issues will fail. The entire American Medical-Industrial Complex must be reengineered on both the financing and delivery sides if quality care and cost effectiveness are to the achieved. This is “Creative Design for Health Care Reform."
Foreword: The foreword is a statement about the book by a person other than the author. This person may be eminent and the name may be carried on the title page and cover. David Willis, M.H.A., M.P.H. wrote the Foreword to the book and his name appears on the cover and full-title page.
Preface: My statement about the work may be reviewed on an attached page.
Acknowledgments: Recognition and gratitude for assistance and contributions to the work. My acknowledgment pages may be reviewed on an attached page.
Introduction: A substantial introduction by someone other than the author is usually included in the front matter after the acknowledgments. It should exceed 5 pages. If it is shorter, it becomes the Foreword and is positioned ahead of the Preface.
Only some of these elements have been attached to this web site.