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Philosophy of Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identities

For more information, please see Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identities Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identities 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).

Thank you for considering Tapestries as a forum for sharing your original work. Tapestriesseeks pieces from all mediums that contribute to local and global conversations as they pertain to identity.

We require all applicants to submit electronically on the journal's website. Please note that submissions are subject to editorial review and final decisions are made at the discretion of the editorial board.

Please read the information below for further specifics about our submission and editorial process. All questions and concerns about the submission and/or editorial process should be directed to tapestries@macalester.edu. If there are issues uploading your work onto the DigitalCommons, please contact us for assistance. To maintain anonymity throughout the review process, please do not include a name with the submission.

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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 Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identities, 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 Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identities. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identities, please contact the editors by sending an email to tapestries@macalester.edu.

Types of Submissions

Research Articles

Authors must take full responsibility for the originality, content, and opinions expressed in their writing. Authors are required to obtain permission for the publication or reproduction of copyrighted material. The editors assume that submissions are original bodies of work.

Manuscripts should be typed and double-spaced. All pages should be numbered. The title of the paper should appear on the page. Abstracts are not required. References should be listed at the end of the paper without numbering, alphabetically by author, giving the completed unabbreviated source citation. Format should be consistent with MLA style throughout the manuscript. Correct referencing is the responsibility of the author. Maps, line drawrings, diagrams, and images within the article should be ready for publication with appropriate copyright permission.

Creative Works and Mixed-Media Submissions

Authors must take full responsibility for the originality, contents, and opinions expressed in their creative work. Authors are required to obtain permission for the publication or reproduction of copyrighted material where appropriate and to make proper acknowledgments. The editors assume that submitted creative work is original.

All creative works and mixed-media submissions must be submitted in a web-ready format (no physically tangible works will be accepted.) All works should also include a coversheet that includes the following information: Title of Work, Name of Artist, Medium, Date of Creation, and an Artist Statement. An artist or mission statement (of a 250-word maximum) must be submitted with each work. This statement should reflect the intention of the work and the artist's relation to the work.

All text submissions should be in a .doc format (i.e., not .docx or .pdf.) All film submissions should be in a .mov format. All other submissions should be in a .jpg or .gif format.

Review Process

Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identitiesbelieves in a co-operative review process. Each submission will be evaluated by at least two members of the collective. In some circumstances, external reviewers may be utilized. All submissions will be anonymously peer-reviewed.

There will be two waves of submission; one in the fall and another in the spring. Upon receiving your work, the collective will send an e-mail acknowledging your submission. Reviewed work, including editorial comments, will be returned within three weeks of original notification. Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identities is published annually in May.

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Formatting Requirements

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.

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Rights for Authors and DigitalCommons@Macalester College

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to DigitalCommons@Macalester College all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive 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 DigitalCommons@Macalester College, requires credit to DigitalCommons@Macalester College as copyright holder (e.g., DigitalCommons@Macalester College © 2014).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from DigitalCommons@Macalester College 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 (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); 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.

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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.

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