Submission Guidelines


Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory 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 (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).

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 disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, 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 disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory. If you have concerns about the submission terms for disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, please contact the editors.

Formatting Requirements

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission differ from the formatting rules of final submissions. For formatting rules upon initial submission, please refer to the latest call for papers. For rules governing the formatting of the final submission, see Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. 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 upon final submission.

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.

Charges and Fees for Publication

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory is a No-Fee Open Access journal. As such, it will not impose any fees on the author at any point in the editorial process, nor will the author be charged a fee for publication.

Rights of Authors and UKnowledge

disClosure owns the copyright of articles published before 2017. The Creative Common Attribution-Noncommercial license has been applied retrospectively to all those articles to facilitate reuse and knowledge sharing. Details about the licensing are available from this page.

Starting 2017, the author retains the copyright, including edits and other contributions by the staff of the journal, and grants to disClosure the worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free rights as follows:

  1. disClosure may publish, reproduce, distribute, display, transmit, archive, and preserve the article or portions thereof in any manner and in any format through any medium now in existence or developed in the future.
  2. disClosure may prepare translations and abstracts and other adaptations or derivatives of the article.
  3. disClosure may use the author’s name, likeness, and institutional affiliation in connection with any use of the article and in promoting the article or the journal.
  4. disClosure may authorize third-party entities to include the article and its bibliographic information in academic databases and discovery services.
  5. disClosure may without further permission from the author transfer, assign, or sublicense the rights that the journal has pursuant to this agreement.
  6. disClosure may publish the article with the Creative Common Attribution-Noncommercial license in order to maximize the dissemination. Information about the license is available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

Authors who have questions or would like to seek an exception should contact the editors.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

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The failure of disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory 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 UKnowledge and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.