- Philosophy of Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence
- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Peer Review Rubric
- Formatting Requirements
- Rights for Authors and DigitalCommons@USU
Philosophy of Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence
For more information, please see Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence Aims and Scope page.
Who Can Submit?
Anyone with professional experience in higher education may submit an original article or review to be considered for publication in Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence 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).
To publish in the Spring issue, articles should be submitted by November 15 at latest, and to publish in the Fall issue articles should be submitted by May 15 at latest.
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 Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence, 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 Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence, please contact the editors.
Peer Review Rubric
Reviewers of the Journal for Empowering Teaching Excellence use a common rubric. Each article receives a review from two peer reviewers. Reviews are submitted to the chief editor, who communicates the review results and may suggest additional revisions to the author.
Click here to access the journal peer-review rubric.
Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence requires that submitted articles follow standard APA formatting guidelines. 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 or RTF 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 DigitalCommons@USU
As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to DigitalCommons@USU 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 DigitalCommons@USU, requires credit to DigitalCommons@USU as copyright holder (e.g., DigitalCommons@USU © 2023).
The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from DigitalCommons@USU 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 DigitalCommons@USU website and/or software agree not to misuse the DigitalCommons@USU service or software in any way.
The failure of DigitalCommons@USU 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 DigitalCommons@USU and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.