Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies.
General Submission Rules
By submitting material to Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, the author is warranting that the material has not been previously published, is not currently under review at another journal, and that the material will not be submitted to another journal until the completion of the editorial decision process at Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies. Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series or an institutional or disciplinary repository does not constitute prior publication. Questions about the submission terms can be addressed by contacting the editors.
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material in which they do not own copyright, to be used in print and electronic media and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgements are included in their manuscript. Prior to publication authors must clear the necessary reproduction rights for any images, photos, figures, music, or content credited to a third party that they wish to use, which fall outside of the fair use provisions described in U.S. copyright law. We request that our authors seek nonexclusive, worldwide rights in all formats and media, for one-time use from the rights holder of the material to be used. Upon submission, authors agree that the material does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of third parties. An image file of at least 600 ppi for each illustration will be needed. Captions should be typed on a separate piece of paper with appropriate credits and permissions.
Formatting Requirements for Initial Submission
Submissions to Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies should be double spaced. Pages should be numbered consecutively and should include a short title in the header. To facilitate blind review, do not include your name on the document.
Manuscripts must be prepared following the MLA Style Manual and be an average of 9,000 words; articles prepared in other formats will not be considered. Submissions should be in English. Quotations may be printed in languages other than English, but translations should be provided.
See also Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although IRO staff 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, open document or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.
Manuscript Review Policy
Manuscripts will have a blind review by at least two scholars. Every effort will be made to notify authors within 90 days of submission concerning the reviewers' recommendations and comments. Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies has no page charges.
Rights for Authors and Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
Authors retain copyright but grant exclusive first publication rights and a non-exclusive license to have the work reproduced in other ways, including in electronic databases and on-line. Once an author's work has been published in Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, the author is free to use it in any way she/he wishes, so long as that use is consistent with the license given Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies to continue to use the work for the duration of its copyright in all languages, throughout the world, in all media. The journal does require that authors acknowledge in subsequent works the publication of earlier versions in Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies.
The author may include the officially published version of the article (version of record) in an institutional or disciplinary repository, provided the posting includes a prominent statement of the full bibliographical details, and a link to the online edition of the journal.
Attribution and Usage Policies
Requests for permission to reuse the articles should be sent to the author(s).
General Terms and Conditions of Use
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