Copyright and Permissions

This journal is open to all California State University faculty, students, and staff.

To submit an article:

  • You must be the author, or the authorized agent of the author(s) and copyright holder (if different from the author(s));
  • the author(s) must have approved the work for publication;
  • the author(s) must have agreed to submit the article to the Journal;
  • the author(s) must accept full responsibility for the content of the Article;
  • the author(s) must ensure that content for which the author does not hold copyright is clearly identified and acknowledged within the content of the submission AND permission to freely distribute the content has been obtained from the copyright owner OR access to the third-party content is restricted to fair use;
  • the article must be the author(s) original work and must not contain any libelous or unlawful statements or infringe on the rights or privacy of others or contain material or instructions that might cause harm or injury;
  • the article must not have been previously published, is not pending review elsewhere, and will not be submitted for review elsewhere pending the completion of the editorial decision process at the journal, and if accepted, until the publication of the journal.
  • By submitting the article, you represent and warrant that the above are true.

Each article submitted will undergo the Journal's editorial decision process. The Journal is at no point under any obligation to publish the article. We will send you notices at the email address associated with your account.

If the Journal agrees to publish the article, the author(s) retain full copyright over the article, but grant and assign to California State University the nonexclusive permanent right to reproduce, display, and distribute the work in electronic and print formats. The works will be published under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) Creative Commons License.

Personal-use Exceptions

Upon submission and until time of publication, the author(s) agree not to publish the article in any format or medium. However, the following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from the journal provided the author(s) do not alter the format or content of the work, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the work on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the work stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the work on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the work 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 work 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 lponciano@calstate.edu.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

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The failure of Digital Commons @ Humboldt State University 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 @ Humboldt State University and the Author(s) regarding submission of the work.