Welcome to the Office for Victims of Crime's (OVC) Publishing Guidelinesyour guide for creating concise, easy-to-read, and effective products, including documents, videos, and online publications.
This guide outlines OVC publishing policies and submission requirements, effective writing principles for various publication types, video production tips, and copyright policies, including examples of plagiarism, to help you navigate the publishing process and share the results of your hard work with others in the field. Review these guidelines carefully while your project is in the early planning stage to save everyone involved—including yourself—time and money as you collaborate with OVC to bring your project to successful completion. These guidelines are not intended to be exhaustive; make sure to check with your grant manager for guidance on preparing specialized products.
We update these guidelines periodically, as requirements and best practices change. Check back for revised recommendations before starting a new product.
If you have questions or suggestions regarding the publishing process, contact AskOVC. Include "Publishing Guidelines" in your subject line so your email is addressed appropriately.
If you have questions about your specific product, please contact your grant manager.