Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies



Philosophy of Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies

For more information, please see Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies 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).

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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 Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies, 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 Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies, please contact the editors.

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Submission Process and Guidelines

Bildhaan is an annual refereed scholarly journal that welcomes submissions relevant to any aspect of Somali society. In addition, the journal seeks works that are transdisciplinary in both perspective and method. Please note that the deadline for the submission of manuscripts is July 1st. Please direct submission inquiries to the Bildhaan Editor-in-Chief. The length of the essays and articles should be, with exceptions, up to 5000 words, single-spaced, with notes and bibliography at the end. Moreover, all figures and tables should be professional in appearance and professionally produced, if appropriate. Present one figure or table per page. Producing figures and tables on a laser printer will render camera-ready quality.

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Formatting Requirements

Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies 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.

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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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