Philosophy of Calliope

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Who Can Submit?

Any student, faculty member or alumni of University of the Pacific may submit an original piece to be considered for publication in Calliope provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the piece. 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 pieces 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 Calliope, 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 Calliope. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Calliope, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Literary works should be submitted as MS Word or PDF files.

Digital Artwork files should be submitted as image files with 350 dpi and 8 inches for the longest dimension. Work should be properly photographed, color corrected, lit and composed. Watch for announcements to schedule a photo session with Calliope staff if you do not know how to do this yourself.

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Rights for Authors and Scholarly Commons

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the work, the authors assign to Scholarly Commons all copyright in the work, 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 Scholarly Commons, requires credit to Scholarly Commons as copyright holder (e.g., Scholarly Commons © 2024).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Scholarly Commons provided the author does not alter the format or content of the work, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the work on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the work stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the work on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the work 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 work appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the work 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 Scholarly Commons website and/or software agree not to misuse the Scholarly Commons service or software in any way.

The failure of Scholarly Commons 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 Scholarly Commons and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Work.

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