- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
- Attribution and Usage Policies
- Personal-use Exceptions
Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of College Access provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).
General Submission Rules
Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Journal of College Access, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Journal of College Access. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of College Access, please contact the editors.
Journal of College Access has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. It is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a Microsoft Word document that can be converted to a PDF file. Published articles will follow APA style.
Attribution and Usage Policies
Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Journal of College Access editor(s).
The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from the Editors provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:
- Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
- Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
- Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment; and
- Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.
People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.