Mime Journal's complete policies are listed below, as well as those described in further detail on the Information for Authors page and Copyright page of this site. Authors are encouraged to read and understand all site and publication guidelines, and must agree to the policies of Mime Journal as a condition of publication.
- Submission Fees
- Copyright and Permissions
- Open Access
- Correction, Retraction, and Removal of Articles
- Corresponding Author Responsibilities
- General Terms and Conditions of Use
In order to lower barriers to publication for authors, Mime Journal does not charge submission or any other form of author fees.
Articles submitted for publication in Mime Journal must not be:
- published previously,
- simultaneously submitted elsewhere, or
- under review for another publication,
The Journal's editors will assume that submission of an article to this journal implies that all the foregoing conditions are applicable. By submitting material to Mime Journal the author(s) warrant that the material satisfies the foregoing conditions.
Grey literature (e.g. conference papers, presentations, white papers, blog posts, and other unpublished work) may be submitted for review and publication in Mime Journal if all copyrights still reside with the submitting author(s). Preference will be given to works for which publication in Mime Journal will expand access or add value to the work. As a professional courtesy, authors should indicate if they are submitting such work, and if and where the work currently appears or has appeared. This information should be shared in the author’s cover letter at the time of initial submission.
Please contact the editors if you have questions or concerns about the terms of submission for the Mime Journal.
Copyright and Permissions
Authors published in Mime Journal retain copyright of their work. For a more detailed description of authors rights and copyright, please see the Mime Journal Copyright page on this site.
It is the responsibility of the author(s) to secure all necessary copyright permissions for the use of third-party materials (e.g. illustrations, photos, videos, etc.) in their manuscript. Authors must provide written evidence of third-party permissions upon acceptance of their manuscript.
Articles are freely available to both subscribers and the wider public with permitted reuse. All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.
Upon submission of an article, authors are asked to indicate their agreement to grant to the public an open-access license. The license permits any user to download, print out, archive, and distribute the article, so long as appropriate credit is given to the authors and initial place of publication. The license ensures that your article will be as widely available as possible and that your article can be included in any relevant archive.
Unless otherwise requested, Mime Journal will apply a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives License, CC BY-NC-ND, by default on all materials published in the journal. Please read about the Creative Commons Attribution License, before submitting your paper—once applied, Mime Journal cannot revoke it. Authors and copyright holders may choose a different, less restrictive license. If you wish to choose a different license for your article or material, please inform the editors when you submit your manuscript.
For your information, the most commonly used Creative Commons user licenses are summarized below, arranged from most restrictive to least restrictive:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (CC BY-NC-ND): for non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided they do not alter or modify the article.
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA): for non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, to create extracts, abstracts and other revised versions, adaptations or derivative works of or from an article (such as a translation), to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), to text and data mine the article, as long as they credit the author(s), do not represent the author as endorsing their adaptation of the article, do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation, and license their new adaptations or creations under identical terms (CC BY-NC-SA).
Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY): lets others distribute and copy the article, to create extracts, abstracts, and other revised versions, adaptations or derivative works of or from an article (such as a translation), to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), to text or data mine the article, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the author(s), do not represent the author as endorsing their adaptation of the article, and do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation.
For more detailed information please go to Creative Commons home page at creativecommons.org.
Correction, Retraction, and Removal of Articles
Correction. Despite the best of efforts, errors occur and their timely and effective remedy are considered the mark of responsible authors and editors. Mime Journal will publish a correction if the scholarly record is seriously affected (e.g., if accuracy/intended meaning, scientific reproducibility, author reputation, or journal reputation is judged to be compromised). Corrections that do not affect the contribution in a material way or significantly alter the reader's understanding of the contribution, such as misspellings or grammatical errors, will not be published. When a correction is published, it will link to and from the work. The correction will be added to the original work so that readers will receive the original work and the correction. All corrections will be as concise as possible.
Retraction. Mime Journal reserves the right to retract items, with a retraction defined as a public disavowal, not an erasure or removal. Retractions will occur if the editors and editorial board finds that the main conclusion of the work is undermined or if subsequent information about the work comes to light of which the authors or the editors were not aware at the time of publication. Infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, inaccurate claims of authorship, plagiarism, or fraudulent use of data will also result in retraction of the work.
Removal. Some circumstances may necessitate removal of a work from Mime Journal. This will occur when the article is judged by the editors and editorial board to be defamatory, if it infringes on legal rights, or if there is a reasonable expectation that it will be subject to a court order. The bibliographic information about the work will be retained online, but the work will no longer be available through Mime Journal. A note will be added to indicate that the item was removed for legal reasons.
Corresponding Author Responsibilities
The corresponding author must submit the manuscript and related files (e.g. supporting data files, media, etc.). From the point of submission through to publication, all communication related to that manuscript will be directed to and received from the corresponding author. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that all authors are aware of and approve the submission of the manuscript, its content, authorship, and order of authorship. Confirmation of this action is required at submission of all manuscripts.
As a no-fee, open access publication, Mime Journal’s ability to provide extensive copyediting of manuscripts is limited. Authors are expected to submit manuscripts free of major typographical and grammatical errors, and may be requested to perform additional editing on their manuscripts if it is deemed necessary.
General Terms and Conditions of Use
Users of the Mime Journal and Scholarship@Claremont website and/or software agree not to misuse the Mime Journal or Scholarship@Claremont service or software in any way.
The failure of Mime Journal or Scholarship@Claremont 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 Mime Journal, Scholarship@Claremont, and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.