Who Can Submit?

All past and present Honors and Scholars students of the Mandel Honors College may submit original papers/articles, research posters, creative writing, or artwork to be considered for publication in The Downtown Review 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 The Downtown Review, 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 Downtown Review. If you have further questions or concerns about the submission terms for The Downtown Review, please contact the editors.

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Submission Periods

Submission periods coincide with roughly the first half of the semester schedule, though the Honors College will also send out official calls for papers. Students are still welcome to submit their work outside of these periods, but such submissions may then be held until the next submission period.

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Formatting Requirements

Please use a 12-pt serif font and submit articles and creative writing as .doc or .docx files with the author's last name, the current semester, and a keyword or shortened title in the document name (example: "Braidotti_Fall2014_Posthumanism"). Research posters may be submitted as PDFs, and artwork as high-quality image files (.png or .jpeg). For accepted work, please 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.

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Rights for Authors and EngagedScholarship@CSU

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to EngagedScholarship@CSU 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 EngagedScholarship@CSU, requires credit to EngagedScholarship@CSU as copyright holder (e.g., EngagedScholarship@CSU © 2024).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from EngagedScholarship@CSU 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 EngagedScholarship@CSU website and/or software agree not to misuse the EngagedScholarship@CSU service or software in any way.

The failure of EngagedScholarship@CSU 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 EngagedScholarship@CSU and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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