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Philosophy of Journal of Interactive Humanities

For more information, please see Journal of Interactive Humanities Aims and Scope page.

Author Guidelines for Submission

These instructions give you guidelines on preparing papers for JIH. To ensure a uniform style, your paper will be formatted by RIT's Scholarly Publishing Studio before publication. Please submit papers in Word or RTF file format.

  1. Authors and affiliations are to be added only after blind peer review is complete and the paper is accepted pending revisions. Then, list author names, affiliations, and email.
  2. Abstract: Do not cite references in the abstract.
  3. Key Words: Use approximately four to six key words or phrases using title caps, in alphabetical order, and separated by commas.
  4. Use italics for emphasis; do not underline.

Interactive Media/Supplemental Files: This journal supports the inclusion of interactive media. For embedded material such as Flash files (swf) and movie clips please insert a reference within the text (ie: "swf file 1 goes here"). Upload the files separately during submission. File names should match in text references.

Non-proprietary file formats (TIFF, HTML) or widely accepted (PDF) files are preferred for preservation purposes, but any file type can be submitted. Please write thorough descriptions of what the file contains in case long-term preservation is not possible.

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Procedure for Paper Submission

  1. Review stage: Please submit your manuscript electronically for review. Click "Submit Article" on journal homepage: http://scholarworks.rit.edu/jih and follow the instructions provided. You will have to register a user name and password with ScholarWorks if you do not already have an account. Generally, you will be notified of the review decision within four weeks of submission.
  2. Final stage: Following acceptance and revision, please submit your final manuscript as a "revision." The author who submits the manuscript will be the corresponding author. This is the author to whom proofs of the paper will be sent. Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author only.
  3. Copyright: Authors are responsible for obtaining any necessary copyright permission.
  4. Figures: Please submit, in separate files, tables, graphs, and image files using clear naming conventions that correlate to the article. Please insert a reference for figures and tables within the text. Photographs should be prepared with 300dpi resolution and saved with no compression. Media (video clips, swfs etc) should be clearly referenced in the document. Media files should be uploaded separately and will be embedded into the document later by the editors.

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Procedure for Multi-Media Submission

  1. Submissions:
    • Copyright resides solely with creator, please note copyright issues in JIH Media Form.
    • All submissions will be double blind peer reviewed. Make sure that all names and credits are removed or blocked for the peer review process. Credits will be added in after acceptance.
    • Upload these items to JIH web site: (1) media file/s, (2) JIH media form, (3) basic walkthrough if needed
  2. Review stage: Please submit your file/s electronically for review. Click "Submit Article" on journal homepage: http://scholarworks.rit.edu/jih and follow the instructions provided. You will have to register a user name and password with ScholarWorks if you do not already have an account. Generally, you will be notified of the review decision within four weeks of submission.
  3. Final stage: Following acceptance and revision, please submit your final file/s as a "revision." A final abstract, credits and any other pertinent information should be submitted at this time as well.
  4. Copyright: Authors are responsible for obtaining any necessary copyright permission.

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Helpful Hints on Grammar & Clarity

  1. Define abbreviations and acronyms the first time they are used in the text, even after they have already been defined in the abstract.
  2. Abbreviations that incorporate periods should not have spaces. (ie: U.S. instead of U. S.)
  3. A parenthetical statement at the end of a sentence is punctuated outside of the closing parenthesis (like this).
  4. Periods and commas are within quotation marks, "like this."
  5. Avoid contractions. (ie: do not instead of don't)
  6. The journal editor is in a position to require an article to be copyedited prior to publication if it does not meet standards. Any copyediting fees associated with getting the article up to publishing standards for the journal are the sole responsibility of the author.

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Publication Principles

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. Papers must be based upon sound scientific and technical merit as determined by the peer reviewers.
  3. Results of the paper must be supported by adequate and accurate data and details.

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Reference List

  1. The IEEE citation style must be used consistently throughout
  2. For more information, please refer to: IEEE Style Manual for assistance and guidelines with this citation style.

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Rights for Authors and RIT Scholar Works

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to RIT Scholar Works 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 RIT Scholar Works, requires credit to RIT Scholar Works as copyright holder (e.g., RIT Scholar Works © 2017).

Personal-use Exceptions

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

The failure of RIT Scholar Works 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 RIT Scholar Works and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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