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Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in the Midwest Journal of Education 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).

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 Midwest Journal of Education, 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 the Midwest Journal of Education. If you have concerns about the submission terms for the Midwest Journal of Education, please contact the editor.

Formatting Requirements

The Midwest Journal of Education has general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission are in the Submission Guidelines. Accepted manuscripts must adhere to the Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines. 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.

Rights for Authors

In consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to the Midwest Journal of Education 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 the Midwest Journal of Education requires credit to the Midwest Journal of Education as copyright holder.

Personal-use Exemptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Midwest Journal of Education 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. 
  • 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.

Disclaimer

Facts and opinions in articles published in the Midwest Journal of Education are solely the personal statements of respective authors. Authors are responsible for all contents in their article(s) including accuracy of the facts, statements, citing resources, and so on. The Midwest Journal of Education and editors disclaim any liability of violations of other parties' rights, or any damage incurred as a consequence to use or apply any of the contents of the Midwest Journal of Education. Material submitted to the Midwest Journal of Education must be original and not published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors submitting a contribution to the Midwest Journal of Education who have related material under consideration or in press elsewhere should upload a clearly marked copy at the time of submission and draw the editor's attention to it in their cover letter. Authors are responsible to get permission from previous publisher or copyright holder if an author is re-using any part of paper (i.e. figure or figures) published elsewhere, or that is copyrighted. The editors consider all material in good faith that their journals have full permission to publish every part of the submitted material including illustrations.