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.

There are no fees or charges to authors for the submission of manuscripts or upon publication of manuscripts. To be clear, the Journal of Communication Pedagogy (JCP) does not charge authors for the publication of scholarly research.

All papers will be subject to a fair, anonymous and unbiased double-blind peer review process by experts in the field who may or may not be part of the Editorial Board.

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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, in consideration for publication of the article, the author will retain all copyright in the article, and allow the article to be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NCND 4.0). All articles in JCP are open access and are governed by CC BY-NCND 4.0.

Open Access Statement

The Journal of Communication Pedagogy is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Ethics and Disclosures

All submissions to The Journal of Communication Pedagogy (JCP) may use plagiarism detection software (iThenticate) to screen or review submissions. Although JCP is not part of the International Committee on Medical Journal Editors, JCP uses the ICMJE recommendations for the conduct, reporting, editing, and publication of scholarly work to submitted and published in the Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research Communication Pedagogy. JCP encourages authors to consult the ICMJE recommendations.

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 CC BY-NCND 4.0 or by written agreement of Central States Communication Association, requires credit to the Author as copyright holder.

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Print Subscriptions

The Journal of Communication Pedagogy is published once a year online (Online ISSN: 2578-2568). A print volume (Print ISSN: 2640-4524) 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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