- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
- Manuscript Review Policy
- Rights for Authors and Iowa Research Online
- Attribution and Usage Policies
- General Terms and Conditions of Use
- Privacy Statement
Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Mathal.
General Submission Rules
By submitting material to Mathal, the author is warranting 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 Mathal. 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 acknowledgements 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
Submissions to Mathal should be double spaced. Pages should be numbered consecutively and should include a short title in the header. To facilitate blind review, do not include your name on the document.
See also Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although IRO staff can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a PDF, or as a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, open document or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.
Manuscript Review Policy
All submissions are subjected to a double blind peer review process. Submissions are sent out to three experts (in the field of the paper) and only articles receiving at least two positive reports will be considered for publication. Every effort will be made to notify authors within 90 days of submission concerning the reviewers' recommendations and comments. Mathal has no page charges.
Rights for Authors and Mathal
Author are permitted and encouraged to include the officially published version of the article (version of record) in an institutional or disciplinary repository, provided the posting includes a prominent statement of the full bibliographical details, and a link to the online edition of the journal.
Attribution and Usage Policies
Under the CC-by, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow anyone unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers.
General Terms and Conditions of Use
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