Submitting an Article to the Journal

Three Steps to Publishing with Common Ground

Step-by-Step Guide

Unsure how to begin with submitting your work to our Journals? This step-by-step guide will assist you along the way.

Step One:

In order to submit a full article to the journal, you must first submit a Proposal for Article Submission. If you already have an accepted proposal for presentation at the conference, you may submit your article under this proposal.

Step Two:

Once your proposal has been reviewed, if it is accepted, you will then be able to Submit Your Full Article for Review .

Step Three:

After you submit your full paper, it will then go through the Publishing Process. From the moment you initially submit an article to us until when that article is published, you (and your coauthors, if applicable) are eligible to be assigned as peer reviewers, each receiving at least three reports to complete.


May I submit more than one article?

As a matter of fairness, authors may submit only one article on which they are listed as the first author per community per year. However, we will accept multiple submissions from a single individual as long as that individual is the primary author on only one article and each other author is also a community member. We will accept multiple submissions across multiple communities, as long as the author joins each community.

Do I have to submit separate proposals for article submission and presentation at the conference?

No. If you have an accepted proposal for the conference, and you would like to submit a paper for potential publication on the same topic, you may submit your paper under your already accepted proposal.

Is there a publishing fee?

Common Ground’s sustainability model includes a modest knowledge community membership fee, which includes a number of benefits, including the opportunity to publish one article per year in the journal collection connected with the research network. Conference registration includes a membership fee from the date of registration until one year after the conference. If you are not attending but wish to publish an article, we offer a stand-alone membership, which also lasts from the date of registration until one year after the conference.

Do you accept material published in other journals?

No, we cannot accept articles that have been previously published in other journals. However, we do understand that many submissions may be evolutions of previously published works. For this reason, we allow submissions to consist of no more than 30% previously published material.