Article Requirements for Initial Submissions
Article submissions must pass initial checks before qualifying entry into the peer review process. The criteria for initial checks are listed under Article Requirements. Please ensure your article submission meets all initial check requirements before submitting your article.
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Common Ground's Peer Review Policies
Chicago Manual of Style Citations Guide
Editing Services for Journal Articles
Final Submission Article Requirements
How to Register for a Research Network Membership
How to Make Your Article Open Access
Journal Author Rights & Permissions
Navigating Fair Use and Permissions
Restrictions apply to multiple article submissions made to the same journal/collection within the same year. These restrictions apply to all Common Ground Research Networks journals and journal collections. Single author articles are allowed one submission to the same journal/collection per year. Articles with more than one contributing author may submit more than one article to the same journal/collection per year; however, the number of submissions is limited to the number of authors.
No, we do not publish conference proceedings.
The initial submission is NOT a "rough-draft." The initial submission should be a complete and final manuscript.
Concurrent submissions are not accepted. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and it is unacceptable. Manuscripts must only be peer reviewed by one journal at a time.
Our definition of a "scholarly" source is based on a functional perspective as it relates to our initial checks of article submissions. We've established the criteria of "edited book, peer reviewed publication, academic journal, or university press" because these are elements which are easy to distinguish in a reference list and these four categories consistently satisfy our expectations for credible sources. Other categories tend to leave room for debate and our goal is to make the initial check process clear, concise, and efficient.
Chicago Manual of Style Seventeenth Edition
Spelling can vary according to national usage, but should be internally consistent.
Our publishing department prefers Author-Date citations. However, citations in Notes and Bibliography format are also welcome. All citations must follow the seventeenth edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.
Yes, when referencing or quoting material that you (or a contributing author) have written this must be properly cited and properly quoted. All referenced material must credit the original author and must be cited correctly. When paraphrasing your previously published work, this must be properly cited. When quoting parts of your previously published work, this must be indicated using “quotation marks” and cited properly.