University publications should all convey the quality of the institution through consistent use of the YSU wordmark, good design, and accurate content. However, publications that go out to a wide—and primarily external—audience must meet the highest standards in all respects. These are called Tier One publications and they must go through a very specific set of review and design procedures, as outlined here.
If your department is planning to produce a print publication of any kind, please be aware of the following: Tier One publications, as described below, must be submitted to the Publications Review Panel prior to being developed beyond the writing stage.
Tier One Publication—Any printed piece that
- is directed to any external audience (e.g., alumni, the general public, prospective students, donors), or
- provides official information about programs and services to current students
If your publication meets Tier One criteria, you must fill out the publications review form before proceeding to the design stage.
For the review to be done in a timely and efficient manner, you must submit the online form at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the design phase.
Within one week of your submitting the completed form, you will be contacted by the Publications Review Panel with a plan of action for having your publication produced.
Non-Tier One Publications
If your publication is not Tier One according to the criteria above, see Getting It Designed from the menu if you need help with design. If you already have the piece designed, go to Printing/Copying Options from the left menu for guidance on printing resources on campus.