Policies for B Sides

Who Can Submit

B Sides publishes materials created by students who are currently enrolled or have previously been enrolled in The University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science.

General Submission Rules

By submitting material to B Sides, the author is stipulating that the material has not been previously published, is not currently under review at another journal, and that the material will not be submitted to another journal until the completion of the editorial decision process at B Sides. Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series or an institutional or disciplinary repository does not constitute prior publication. Questions about the submission terms can be addressed by contacting the editors.

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material in which they do not own copyright, to be used in print and electronic media and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgments are included in their manuscript. Prior to publication authors must clear the necessary reproduction rights for any images, photos, figures, music, or content credited to a third party that they wish to use , which fall outside of the fair use provisions described in U.S. copyright law. We request that our authors seek nonexclusive, worldwide rights in all formats and media, for one-time use from the rights holder of the material to be used. Upon submission, authors agree that the material does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of third parties.

Formatting Requirements for Initial Submission

There are no formatting requirements for the initial submission. As part of the review process, the editors and authors will format contributions appropriately.

Review Policy

All contributions are reviewed by the editors. The editors will work directly with the submitter to provide feedback. Feedback will be given within three weeks of submission. Authors are requested to make necessary changes within two weeks. In addition, we ask that authors whose work is accepted for publication agree to review at least two submissions from other authors.

Rights for Authors

B Sides asks authors to select a Creative Commons license for their work. Please see the specific terms of the licenses chosen by individual authors.

Attribution and Usage Policies

No permission is required from the authors or the publishers for usage compliant with the terms of the Creative Commons license. For any reuse or redistribution of a work, you must also make clear the license terms under which the work was published, in addition to citation of the original authors and source.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Iowa Research Online website and/or software agree not to misuse the Iowa Research Online service or software in any way.

The failure of Iowa Research Online 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 Iowa Research Online and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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