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Policies

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Who Can Submit?

Members of the retired or active faculty, P&A or civil service from the Twin Cities and Coordinate Campuses of the University of Minnesota may submit articles to be considered for publication in the Journal of Opinions, Ideas, & Essays 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.

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General Submission Rules

The submission process is begun when the author submits his or her article following the protocols described on the JOIE website. Articles should be lively and well written, and should not be ad hominem, politically partisan, libelous, or pornographic. JOIE can accept illustrations and other visual features. Accepted material will be published intermittently as it is approved rather than according to a set interval, and will be arranged in not less than annual volumes. There are no limitations concerning article length or illustrations for submission. Submissions must not have been previously published in either print or online format. Once published in JOIE, articles may not be removed, though they may subsequently be published by the author elsewhere in either print or electronic form without the consent of the JOIE editor. Accepted articles will be searchable via the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing home page as well as through Google and other search engines. Submissions to JOIE or questions concerning the program should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief.

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Process of Editorial Review and Decision

Submissions will be reviewed by the JOIE Editor and members of the JOIE Editorial Board whose expertise most closely relates to the article's content, or by other appropriate members of the University community. Recommendation may be for: immediate publication without revisions, publication with specified revisions, or non-publication. Authors should expect a decision within four weeks of submission. Following a final decision to publish, the Editor will advise the author any formatting changes (see below) that are required. This accomplished, the article will be published on the JOIE site and the author notified that this has been completed.

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Formatting Requirements

Journal of Opinions, Ideas, & Essays has no general rules concerning formatting articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission for electronic publication. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. It is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as either a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word file that can be converted to a PDF file.

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Rights for Authors and University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

As described in our submission agreement (see the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication, authors agree to the following: Authors will grant a nonexclusive license in their work to the Journal of Opinions, Ideas, & Essays and the University of Minnesota Libraries. Such a license gives the Journal of Opinions, Ideas, & Essays and the Libraries the necessary rights to publish, distribute, archive, and preserve the work. However, since the license is non-exclusive, all of the rights will still also belong to the creator, who may make any use they wish, and may grant other licenses as desired. The result of this license agreement is that the author, the Journal of Opinions, Ideas, & Essays, and the Libraries will each have broad rights to the work.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing website and/or software agree not to misuse the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing service or software in any way.

The failure of University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing 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 University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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