sprinkle: an undergraduate journal of feminist and queer studies



Philosophy of sprinkle: an undergraduate journal of feminist and queer studies

For more information, please see sprinkle: an undergraduate journal of feminist and queer studies Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Students currently pursuing undergraduate degrees at any level of their studies; recent graduates of BA, BS, BFA, BArch, and related undergraduate programs (typically up to two years post-degree completion); and graduate students in the first year of their studies are to be considered for publication in sprinkle.

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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 sprinkle: an undergraduate journal of feminist and queer studies, 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 sprinkle: an undergraduate journal of feminist and queer studies. If you have concerns about the submission terms for sprinkle: an undergraduate journal of feminist and queer studies, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

sprinkle: an undergraduate journal of feminist and queer studies has general formatting guidelines for initial scholarly and creative submissions. All submissions should be sent to sprinkle.journal@gmail.com.

Scholarly Submissions

For initial scholarly submissions, sprinkle asks authors to submit works no more than 3000 words using APA style for formatting and citations. Submissions can be sent as a file from any word processing software (MS Word, Pages, Google Document, etc.).

Creative Submissions

For creative text files (e.g., poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction) sprinkle asks for 3000 words maximum, submitted as a word processing or PDF file.

For creative audio files, sprinkle asks for them to be submitted as .mp3, .wav, or .m4a, and be at maximum 10 minutes in length.

For creative image files, sprinkle asks for them to be submitted as .tif, .png, or .jpeg, and be at minimum 300 dpi for color and minimum 600 dpi for grayscale.

For creative video files, sprinkle asks for them to be submitted as .mov or .mp4, and maximum 10 minutes in length.

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 have.

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Rights for Authors and DigitalCommons@CalPoly

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to DigitalCommons@CalPoly 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@CalPoly, requires credit to DigitalCommons@CalPoly as copyright holder (e.g., DigitalCommons@CalPoly © 2020).

Personal-use Exceptions

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

The failure of DigitalCommons@CalPoly 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@CalPoly and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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