Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Walt Whitman Quarterly Review.
General Submission Rules
Submissions to the journal are invited. Please submit them using the "submit article" link on this site. Alternatively, submissions may be sent as Word documents firstname.lastname@example.org. All submitted essays are read and evaluated by expert readers, and a decision about publication is generally made within two months of submission.
By submitting material to Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, the author is stipulating 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 Walt Whitman Quarterly Review. 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 acknowledgments 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.
Formatting Requirements for Initial Submission
Submissions to Walt Whitman Quarterly Review should be double spaced. Pages should be numbered consecutively and should include a short title in the header.
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, WordPerfect, open document or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.
Manuscript Review Policy
Manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two scholars. Every effort will be made to notify authors within 90 days of submission concerning the reviewers' recommendations and comments.
Rights for Authors and Walt Whitman Quarterly Review
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, specifically including the Whitman Archive digital archive website, as part of its searchable bibliographic database. Once an author's work has been published in Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, the author is free to use it in any way she/he wishes, so long as that use is consistent with the license given Walt Whitman Quarterly Review to continue to use the work for the duration of its copyright in all languages, throughout the world, in all media. Editors ask that you refrain from publishing articles featured in WWQR in another journal, print or electronic. The journal asks only that authors acknowledge in subsequent works the publication of earlier versions in Walt Whitman Quarterly Review.
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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