- Philosophy of Journal of Archaeology and Education
- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
- Rights for Authors and DigitalCommons@UMaine
Philosophy of Journal of Archaeology and Education
For more information, please see Journal of Archaeology and Education About this Journal page.
Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Archaeology and Education 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).
General Submission Rules
Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). In addition, by submitting material to Journal of Archaeology and Education, 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 Journal of Archaeology and Education. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Archaeology and Education, please contact the editors.
Journal of Archaeology and Education asks that initial submissions be formatted following American Antiquity style with 1 inch margins and 12 point type as a Microsoft Word or RTF file; tables and images should be included at the end of the document. Authors are asked to prepare an abstract with a maximum of 200 words. The Journal of Archaeology and Education is committed to accessibility and authors are encouraged to follow guidelines for preparation of accessible documents; for tips on producing accessible documents see the MS Office blog Make your Word documents accessible. There are additional rules and guidelines 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 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.
Rights for Authors and DigitalCommons@UMaine
As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to DigitalCommons@UMaine all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.
Attribution and Usage Policies
Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of DigitalCommons@UMaine, requires credit to DigitalCommons@UMaine as copyright holder (e.g., DigitalCommons@UMaine © 2021).
Following publication, the author’s rights will be protected under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.
The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from DigitalCommons@UMaine provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:
- 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 the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
- Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial 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 a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.
People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Policy
All human subjects research results published by the Journal of Archaeology and Education (JAE) must be approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or an equivalent entity in the author's country. The purpose of IRB review is to assure, both in advance and by periodic review, that appropriate steps are taken to protect the rights and welfare of people participating as subjects in your research. If you do not have an IRB affiliated with your organization, you must find a suitable IRB at a qualified university or other institution. Most universities have IRBs that will accept applications from outside their institution. Authors, especially those without an academic affiliation, could use an independent IRB, which is subject to the same federal regulations as universities. There may be fees associated with university and independent IRB reviews. The IRB protocol number assigned by your IRB must be included in the article. Manuscripts without IRB approval will not be considered for publication in JAE.
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The failure of DigitalCommons@UMaine 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 DigitalCommons@UMaine and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.