- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
- Rights for Authors and ODU Digital Commons
Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in The Journal of Sociotechnical Critique provided they own 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).For Public Scholarship submissions, this (and further terms below having to do with copyright and publication) applies only to the post-script submitted for review and publication, not the previously-published public scholarship upon which it is based.
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 Journal of Sociotechnical Critique, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that they will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at The Journal of Sociotechnical Critique. At this time our reviewer pool only allows us to consider English-language submissions, and Editors may return without review any submissions which contain sufficient English-language readability issues to make appropriate and robust review impossible. If you have concerns about the submission terms for The Journal of Sociotechnical Critique, please contact the editors.
The Journal of Sociotechnical Critique has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission, and welcomes submissions in APA, MLA, Chicago, and all other standard formats. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details.
Please use the singular “they” to reference a generic person.
Articles should explicitly recognize race, gender, sexuality, geography, nationality, and other forms of diverse identities whenever relevant. For example, if your work is US-centric or Eurocentric, this should be acknowledged and addressed; if your work addresses relationships in a heteronormative way, this should be acknowledged and addressed; and if your work does not address the differential experiences of racial and ethnic minorities, this should be acknowledged and addressed. Cis/white/male/Euroamerican perspectives should not be treated as standard and unmarked, but should be recognized, and the limits of these perspectives should be addressed.
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 Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.
Rights for Authors and ODU Digital Commons
As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors agree that if accepted they will assign to ODU Digital Commons a non-exclusive right to publish the article, and agree that the authors will retain copyright to the article under the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY) in order to comply with Plan S of the European Union. This license will allow for open-access and open educational resource uses including reuse, republication, sharing, and modification, conditional upon attribution of the article to the authors in any republished or derivative works.
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