Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Transform 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 Transform, 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 Transform. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Transform, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Transform 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 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 utilize.

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Rights for Authors and UMass Global ScholarWorks

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors agree to issue to UMass Global ScholarWorks a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, exclusive right to copy, display, distribute, preserve, and/or publish, the Article in any format, 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 UMass Global ScholarWorks, requires credit to UMass Global ScholarWorks as copyright holder (e.g., UMass Global ScholarWorks © 2021).

Personal-use Exceptions

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

The failure of UMass Global ScholarWorks 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. The Author Submission Agreement and Journal Policies shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without regard to the conflicts of law provisions thereof. The Parties agree that any legal action or proceeding relating to the Author Submission Agreement and Journal Policies shall be brought exclusively in any state or federal courts in Orange County, California and each Party irrevocably submits to the jurisdiction of such courts.

The invalidity under applicable law of any provision of the Author Submission Agreement and Journal Policies shall not affect the validity of any other provision in the Author Submission Agreement and Journal Policies, and in the event that any provision of the Author Submission Agreement or Journal Policies is deemed to be invalid or otherwise illegal or unenforceable, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Author Submission Agreement and Journal Policies shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.

These Journal Policies, the Submission Agreement, and the Author Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement)between Brandman University and the author(s) regarding submission of the article.

The author further agrees to comply with the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy contained on the bepress website, bepress.com.

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