LUX Journal / Policies

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Who Can Submit?

Only participants with eligible submissions to the yearly student research conference hosted by Claremont Graduate University may submit an original article to be considered for publication in the LUX Journal and 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. Participants are limited to one (1) article per issue, per year. Articles must be submitted only in the year they were presented at the conference. 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).

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 the LUX Journal, 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 LUX. LUX reserves the right to decline consideration or publication of submissions from authors who a) fail to provide valid contact information, and b) fail to respond to deadlines set by the editorial board. If you have concerns about the submission terms for the LUX Journal, please contact the editors.

Formatting Requirements

The LUX Journal has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. At that stage we accept Microsoft Word files which can, through our online system, be converted to a PDF file. The final formatting and typesetting process is also done in house at this time. However, we suggest that authors make use of footnotes and references as opposed to endnotes, italicize as opposed to underline, use sections and subsections and avoid the use of jargon in their text as much as is feasible.

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. Please adhere to the Word file requirement and do not send your article in PDF format.

Rights for Authors

As described in our copyright permission and author's submission agreement form, in consideration for publication of the article, authors agree to the condition that LUX applies the Creative Commons Open License (CCL-BY) to all works we publish. Under the CCL-BY License, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their work and specify that readers may download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles in LUX, so long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers.

Applying a standard Creative Commons license to your work will ensure your right to make your work freely and openly available. Learn more about open access. For queries about the license, please contact us.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium is permitted by the LUX Journal but requires credit to the author and journal.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the LUX Journal or Scholarship@Claremont website and/or software agree not to misuse the LUX Journal or 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 the LUX Journal or Scholarship@Claremont and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.