- Philosophy of The Confluence
- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
- Rights for Authors and Digital Commons@Lindenwood University
Philosophy of The Confluence
Lindenwood University is dedicated to helping students gain real experience in those areas that will help students advance in and contribute to their fields, preparing them for success in professional life and graduate programs. Learning the complex process and etiquettes of submitting creative and scholarly works for publication is a crucial skill for success in the marketplace.
All too often in higher education, the contributions of undergraduate and graduate students go overlooked. The Confluence aims to correct this oversight by highlighting the consequential contributions of our students to help further the conversations and scholarship in a wide variety of fields and interdisciplinary areas.
For more information, please see The Confluence Aims and Scope page.
Who Can Submit?
All Lindenwood students in good standing are eligible to submit original research, scholarly, and creative work. Manuscript or creative submissions after author graduation are welcome as long as the bulk of the work was completed before the primary author’s graduation. Collaborative authorship is also welcome and should follow the convention of the discipline of the scholarship. Questions regarding authorship and student status should be directed to an Editorial Review Board member.
General Submission Rules
Submitted articles or creative works 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 Confluence, 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 Confluence. If you have concerns about the submission terms for The Confluence, please contact the editors.
The Confluence 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 a written article or artists statement 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 and Digital Commons@Lindenwood University
As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Digital Commons@Lindenwood University 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 Digital Commons@Lindenwood University, requires credit to Digital Commons@Lindenwood University as copyright holder (e.g., Digital Commons@Lindenwood University © 2021).
The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Digital Commons@Lindenwood University 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.
General Terms and Conditions of Use
Users of the Digital Commons@Lindenwood University website and/or software agree not to misuse the Digital Commons@Lindenwood University service or software in any way.
The failure of Digital Commons@Lindenwood University 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 Digital Commons@Lindenwood University and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.