General Submission Rules

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in the Journal of Communication Pedagogy 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. Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). By submitting material to Journal of Communication Pedagogy, the author(s) 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 Communication Pedagogy. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Communication Pedagogy, please contact the editors.

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Submission and Formatting Requirements

All submissions to the Journal of Communication Pedagogy must follow the formatting requirements of the most recent edition of the APA style guide. All references must include accurate and linked Digital Object Identifiers. There are, however, additional rules governing the formatting of submissions. Please see the instructions for authors for details. Although JCP may provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality Microsoft Word file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is the responsibility of the author(s) to ensure all images, figures and tables, follow the format requirements. Moreover, it is the responsibility of the author(s) to ensure all images have the needed permissions for use or are the property of the author(s). The act of submitting any image, table, or figure is an indication that all needed permissions have been obtained and cleared by the author(s).

Authors are asked to create an ORCID before submitting a manuscript. ORCID provides a unique digital identifier that distinguishes authors. Information on how to create an ID can be found at the ORCID website.

If the authors cannot or choose not to comply with the submission requirements, the manuscript will be removed from publication and copyright returned to the author(s).

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no (and can be no) guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Rights for Authors and JCP

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the author will grant all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below and through the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NCND 4.0). All articles in JCP are open access and after a six month embargo the article can be distributed under personal--use exceptions described below.

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 Central States Communication Association, requires credit to JCP as copyright holder (e.g., JCP © 2019).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are permitted to the author(s) and others immediately upon publication and do not require further permission from JCP, provided the author(s) or others do 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 a link to the article on on any website or social media site for promotion of the author(s) and publication;
  • Posting a link to the article on a research repository or social media sites (e.g., ResearchGate, Academia; Twitter);
  • Posting a link to 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 (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series);
  • Posting a link to the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author(s) at the university or college employing the author(s).
  • After a six-month embargo the author(s) and others are permitted to share, post and redistribute articles and do not require further permission from JCP or CSCA, provided there are no alterations of the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification. Authors and others are not granted permission to modify materials or use them for commercial purposes.

    To be clear, six months after publication of the article authors and others have full permission to post and distribute copies of the articles published in JCP in their original format. During the embargo period authors and others are asked to only post or distribute links to the article (either to others or on research repositories and social media sites). The embargo period begins the day the article is published, not the date of notification of acceptance.

Authors seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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Print Subscriptions

The Journal of Communication Pedagogy is published once a year online. A print volume is also available through thebookpatch.com.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the ScholarWorks at WMU website and/or software agree not to misuse the ScholarWorks at WMU service or software in any way.

The failure of ScholarWorks at WMU to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between ScholarWorks at WMU, JCP, and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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