Journal Policies

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication 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 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

To submit an article (the "Article"):
  • • You must be the author, or the authorized agent of the author(s) and copyright holder (if different from the author(s));
  • • the author(s) must have approved the work for publication;
  • • the author(s) must have agreed to submit the article to the Journal;
  • • the author(s) must accept full responsibility for the content of the Article;
  • • the Article must be the Author(s) original work and must not contain any libelous or unlawful statements or infringe on the rights or privacy of others or contain material or instructions that might cause harm or injury
  • • the Article must not have been previously published, is not pending review elsewhere, and will not be submitted for review elsewhere pending the completion of the editorial decision process at the Journal.

    By submitting the Article, you represent and warrant that the above are true.

    Each article submitted will undergo the Journal's editorial decision process. African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter is not under any obligation to publish the Article. We will send you notices at the email address associated with your account.

    If the Journal agrees to publish the Article, in order to expedite the publishing process and enable the Journal to circulate your work to the fullest extent, you hereby agree that upon publication, the following is automatically assigned to the publisher: a non-exclusive license to the Article for the full term of the copyright and all renewals and extensions.

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    Formatting Requirements

    African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter 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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    General Terms and Conditions of UseScholarWorks@UMass Amherst

    Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium, requires appropriate citation to African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter as the publisher of record. People who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

    Users of the ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst website and/or software agree not to misuse the ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst service or software in any way.

    The failure of ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst or African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Non-Exlusive License 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 betweenAfrican Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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