Policies for The Macalester Review
- Philosophy of The Macalester Review
- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
- Rights for Authors and DigitalCommons@Macalester College
Philosophy of The Macalester Review
For more information, please see The Macalester Review Aims and Scope page.
Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in The Macalester Review 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 The Macalester Review, 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 The Macalester Review. If you have concerns about the submission terms for The Macalester Review, please contact the editors.
The Macalester Review has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.
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.
Rights for Authors and DigitalCommons@Macalester College
In the event that any student, faculty, or staff member discovers copyright infringement of their works, she or he should immediately contact the person or organization responsible for the violation. Students should inform their faculty advisor and the Digital Commons Coordinator. In the event that there is not a successful resolution of the infringement the Library Director will inform the Provost and we will utilize the legal resources of the college to address and resolve the issues.
General Terms and Conditions of Use
Users of the DigitalCommons@Macalester College website and/or software agree not to misuse the DigitalCommons@Macalester College service or software in any way.
The failure of DigitalCommons@Macalester College 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 DigitalCommons@Macalester College and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.