Philosophy of communication +1

For more information, please see communication +1 About This Journal page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in communication +1 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 communication +1, 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 communication +1. If you have concerns about the submission terms for communication +1, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Please see the Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for formatting guidelines. Although initial submissions do not need to follow formatting, we ask that the submission is formatted consistently. The guidelines are required for final submission.

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 Microsoft Word, 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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Style Guide

communication +1 follows the Chicago Manual of Style Notes and Bibliography format. It is the responsibility of the author to ensure that all articles conform to this style guide prior to final submission. See this quick guide for example. The Editorial Board reserves the right to hold publication of articles if the style guidelines are not followed.

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Rights for Authors and ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst non exclusive license for their article, subject to the CC-BY-SA 4.0 license.

Open Access Statement

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Peer Review

communication +1 uses a double-blind peer review process. The Editor(s) perform an initial review of all submitted manuscripts and may reject papers that are clearly outside the scope of the journal. Manuscripts within scope will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. On completion of this process, usually within 6-8 weeks, the Editor(s) will notify authors of the decision and provide review guidance or additional editing if deemed necessary. Authors are encouraged to write in a style that is clear and concise, and use visuals and references as necessary to document statements.

Attribution and Usage Policies

All articles in communication +1 are licensed under a "share alike" CC-BY-SA license.

Personal-use Exceptions

All uses are permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst provided the author cite appropriately the initial publication in ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst. Including but not limited to:

  • 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 any website;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a open access institutional repository or other 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 any course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

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 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 ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement: Email addresses and other personal information is collected for internal use only. No personal information, including email addresses, will be shared with outside parties.

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Peer Review Policy

Peer Review Policy: communication +1 utilizes a double-blind peer review process, with at least two reviewers per article.

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