Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in csuglobalaction as long as the author(s) own 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).

csuglobalaction encourages submissions from a wide community of practitioners from a broad range of disciplines, professions, and fields including but not limited to college and university faculty, graduate students and administrators.

Sections and Genres Accepted

csuglobalaction welcome reports, policies, position statements, essays, organizing and advocacy toolkits, photographs, photographic essays, social science research, original art, and reviews in print and multimedia formats. Artifacts and artworks should be accompanied by an introduction or forward, explaining the context of the work and helping the audience of csuglobalaction understand the relevance of the piece to the aims of the journal.

Authors submitting work are responsible for securing and archiving any human subjects permissions pertaining to their research. Authors may be asked to provide copies of these permissions to the editors.

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and should be 2,000 – 3,000 words in length - not including abstract, notes and citations.

Editorial Process

Promising manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two Associate Editors and in keep with our goal of interdisciplinarity, one editor will be from the theme to which the author submitted their work as well as a second editor from a different part of the journal. Reviewers comment on an article’s strengths and weaknesses, provide suggestions to authors, and make general recommendations about publication. The editors consider manuscript review comments, append them to the originally submitted manuscript, and return them to the submitting author along with additional guidance as appropriate.

Formatting Requirements - csuglobalaction

Please provide a brief abstract (200 words or fewer) in the designated box in the submission form, but not in the manuscript. Remove all identifying information and do not include a cover sheet or title page.

Text submissions should be 1.5 spaced and left-justified with 1 inch margins, have a single column layout with text in 12 pt Verdana (or the closest font available) and all manuscripts must use Chicago author-date style with Endnotes. Where available, a URL or doi for each reference should be provided.

Files should not include macros or any special formatting. Do not use the tab key to indent your work; use the ruler bar to format your manuscript in continuous prose. Please no extra space between paragraphs, and use only one space after a punctuation marks--do not include double spacing between sentences.

Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to submit a high-quality electronic version of the article in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) file. All files will be published in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). It is understood that the current state of technology 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.

Images must be submitted as a jpg file, minimum 300 dpi.

Audio/video files may be submitted in .mp3 or .mp4 format, maximum 32 Megabytes. Creative works must be accompanied by a written statement to contextualize the project.

All illustrations, figures, and tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Through the submission management system, attach supplementary files (e.g., tables, figures, audio clips, video clips, data) in an appropriate file format. Please do not embed audio and video or multimedia files in the Word document; these should be sent as separate files, though the Word document may refer to them.

Whenever possible use italics, rather than underlining, to indicate text you wish to emphasize (or text from a language other than English). The use of color to emphasize text is discouraged. English is the primary language of the journal but we will accept material in other languages on a case-by-case basis.

Rights for Authors and Digital Commons @ Cal Poly Humboldt

In consideration for publication of the work, reserves first North American publishing rights, and non-exclusive rights to reproduce, display, and distribute the work in perpetuity in print, online, or other media platforms, including but not limited to Digital Commons @ Cal Poly Humboldt, JSTOR, and the Humboldt Journal of Social Relations website. Works published through Digital Commons @ Cal Poly Humboldt or Humboldt Journal of Social Relations will have an Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC Creative Commons license. Print rights return to the author after first publication in Humboldt Journal of Social Relations. Pre-publication personal-use exceptions are granted to all contributors, as described below.

Personal-use Exceptions
The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Digital Commons @ Cal Poly Humboldt 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.

General Terms and Conditions of Use
Users of the Digital Commons @ Cal Poly Humboldt website and/or software agree not to misuse the Digital Commons @ Cal Poly Humboldt service or software in any way.

The failure of Digital Commons @ Cal Poly Humboldt 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 Digital Commons @ Cal Poly Humboldt and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.