Ethical Guidelines

The Editorial Board of Judaica Librarianship follows the ethical guidelines published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPA). These guidelines apply to authors, reviewers, and members of the Editorial Board alike. For more information, please see the Focus and Scope page.

Who May Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Judaica Librarianship 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.

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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 Judaica Librarianship, 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 Judaica Librarianship. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permissions to reproduce images for publication in Judaica Librarianship and to pay any associated fees. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Judaica Librarianship , please contact the editor.

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Formatting Requirements

Judaica Librarianship has some general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. Please also see Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details about rules governing the formatting of the final submission. 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 Judaica Librarianship

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors grant Judaica Librarianship a license to publish the article, in accordance with the following terms and conditions:

Ownership of the copyright shall remain with the Authors, subject to the rights granted to Judaica Librarianship in paragraph 2. The Authors shall retain the non-exclusive right to any non-commercial use of the article so long as the Authors provide attribution to the place of original publication and, for the first 12 months after publication, refrain from making the work publicly available. The retained right specifically includes the right to post a copy of the Work, 12 months after original publication, in an institutional repository and on the author’s own web page, provided that a link to the article in Judaica Librarianship is provided. Prohibited commercial purposes include, but are not limited to, directly associating advertising with articles; charging fees for document delivery or access; and distributing the article for promotional or public relations purposes associated with a for-profit company.

  1. The Authors grant Judaica Librarianship a worldwide license for the full length of copyright protection as provided by applicable law: to publish, reproduce, distribute, display and store the Work in all forms whether now known or hereafter devised, and to authorize third parties to do the same;
  2. to translate the Work into other languages, create adaptations, summaries or extracts or other derivative works based on the article and exercise all of the rights set forth in (a) and to license others to do any or all of the above. Beginning 12 months after publication, the article will be made freely available to the public on Judaica Librarianship’s website. For the first 12 months after publication Judaica Librarianship’s license will be exclusive. Beginning 12 months after publication Judaica Librarianship’s license will be non-exclusive and Judaica Librarianship grants the public the non-exclusive right to copy, distribute, or display the Work under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. The user may not create, compile, publish, host, enable or otherwise make available a mirror site of Judaica Librarianship site. Any translations for which a prior translation agreement with Judaica Librarianship has not been established must prominently display the statement: “This is an unofficial translation of an article published in Judaica Librarianship.”
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    Preprints: Authors may post the accepted manuscript on institutional or disciplinary repositories. The accepted manuscript is the version accepted for publication, before any editing or layout is performed.

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    General Terms and Conditions of Use

    Users of the Association of Jewish Libraries Publishing website and/or software agree not to misuse the Association of Jewish Libraries Publishing service or software in any way.

    The failure of Association of Jewish Libraries Publishing 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 Association of Jewish Libraries Publishing and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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