Philosophy of Journal of Amazigh Studies

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Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Amazigh Studies provided he or she owns 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).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Journal of Amazigh Studies, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Journal of Amazigh Studies. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Amazigh Studies, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Journal of Amazigh Studies has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) 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.

As further described in our submission agreement, authors retain all copyright of their article, subject to the expansive personal-use exceptions described below.

Authors may archive the published version/pdf or link to the open access published version on author's personal website, departmental website, institutional website or institutional repository. If archiving the Publisher's version/PDF, the publisher source must be acknowledged and a link to the publisher version with DOI must be included.

One of JAS’s goals is to facilitate the open sharing of ideas and materials to improve the teaching and learning of ODEs. To that end, all materials published in the JAS journal will be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License . This broad license was developed to facilitate open access to, and free use of, original works of all types. Applying a standard Creative Commons license to your work will ensure your right to make your work freely and openly available. Materials published under this license can be used as the basis for other materials, freely distributed, as long as proper attribution is made and any derived materials are distributed under the same license. This flexible licensing arrangement encourages dissemination and adaptation while maintaining intellectual property rights for authors. To find out more about Creative Commons and its mission, please visit its web page


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Rights for Authors and Scholarship @ Claremont

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Scholarship @ Claremont all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Scholarship @ Claremont, requires credit to Scholarship @ Claremont as copyright holder (e.g., Scholarship @ Claremont © 2024). Please see Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License for more information.

Rights for Authors - Open Access Policy

JAS provides immediate open access to its content via the journal website. There is no embargo on the JAS publications. Published papers are immediately available online. All papers published by JAS are published under a https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ (CC BY), by which authors retain the copyright of their work, and are therefore free to republish that work in part or whole. Authors grant JAS the right of first publication (JAS does not publish previously-published papers). We encourage the publication of preprints and postprints on author or university websites, repositories, or elsewhere. We appreciate links to the original publication on JAS.

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Scholarship @ Claremont 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.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Scholarship @ Claremont website and/or software agree not to misuse the Scholarship @ Claremont service or software in any way.

The failure of 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 Scholarship @ Claremont and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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