- Open Access Policy
- Call for Proposals
- Review Process
- Formatting Requirements
- Copyright & Licensing Terms
- Plagiarism Policy
- Charges & Fees
- Digital Archiving
Open Access Policy
The Journal of Student Success in Writing is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
Call for Proposals
See the Journal of Student Success in Writing’s current Call for Proposals. Per the Review Process below, the Journal accepts submissions by e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word only. Please do not send your article as a PDF. Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Journal of Student Success in Writing is double-blind peer reviewed and published on a rolling basis. Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in the Journal. The Journal accepts submissions by e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word only. Please do not send your article as a PDF. Send all submissions to email@example.com.
All submissions must be previously unpublished manuscripts and must currently be submitted only to The Journal of Student Success in Writing. By submitting a work for consideration, the author(s) affirm(s) that the manuscript will not be submitted to another venue while under review with The Journal of Student Success in Writing. If you have concerns about the terms of submission or review, please Contact the Editor.
- Manuscripts should be formatted by the author(s) according to the Formatting Requirements below. Along with your manuscript, you will provide a manuscript title, an abstract of 150-200 words, four to six keywords for your article. If the submission is a research study, the author(s) must confirm that all research was conducted with institutional IRB approval. If the submission, research or otherwise, includes material (words, images, academic tasks, etc.) produced by students, the authors must use pseudonyms for all students and must confirm that all material has parental and school approval for publication.
- Upon submission, the Editor reviews all manuscripts for appropriateness. If appropriate, the Editor will assign two Reviewers to the submission.
- Each Reviewer may include specific and narrative comments for the author(s) of the submission about its content, argumentation, research methodologies, data, conclusions, etc. These comments will be provided to the author(s) without identifying the Reviewers.
- Each Reviewer will give a recommendation about publication of a manuscript according to the following options:
- Accept: no revision needed
- Accept with minor revisions needed
- Revise and resubmit
- Reject (provide reasons in comments)
- When all reviews have been received by the Editor, a decision will be made regarding publication and authors will be contacted. If the reviews are very different, the Editor may ask 1-2 additional Reviewers to read and evaluate the submission and then, upon receipt of the additional reviews, a final publication decision will be made.
- Author(s) whose manuscripts are provisionally accepted will have the option and opportunity to make suggested edits and resubmit their manuscript.
- Once accepted for publication, manuscripts should be reformatted by the author(s) according to the Formatting Requirements below, then re-submitted for publication. Due dates for final versions vary with each issue.
The response time for manuscripts is typically 6 – 8 weeks from submission.
Please submit your article as a Microsoft Word document in either MLA or APA format.
Copyright & Licensing Terms
For articles published in The Journal of Student Success in Writing, authors retain all copyrights without restrictions and agree to apply a Creative Commons license of their choice to the final published version of their work as a condition of publication. Authors will elect the license of their choice following acceptance of their work for publication. For more information, see The Journal of Student Success in Writing’s licensing form or Contact the Editor.
The Journal of Student Success in Writing may use Similarity Check, a multi-publisher initiative, to selectively screen article submissions for originality. Similarity Check uses the iThenticate software, which checks submissions against millions of published research papers (the Similarity Check database), documents on the web, and other relevant sources. These submitted papers are not retained in the Similarity Check system after they have been checked. Read more at Crossref's Similarity Check & Researchers page.
Charges & Fees
The Journal of Student Success in Writing levies no submission charges, or charges or fees for publication of accepted articles.
The Journal of Student Success in Writing is preserved using CLOCKSS, a leading preservation archive that guarantees persistent access to journal content for the very long term. Articles also receive Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) through Crossref to ensure they can always be found.