Philosophy of Frameless

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Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Frameless 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).

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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 Frameless, 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 Frameless. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Frameless, please href=""mailto:framelesslabs@rit.edu ">contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Frameless has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, 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.

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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As part of your submission, please also include media, as applicable. You may include Figures and Tables and Links to External Content as relevant throughout this document, as shown in the sample.

For the publication of conference proceedings, please include a list of media to accompany your submission. Acceptable formats include: tiff (as separate files, using the file naming convention below); other media files for movies, simulations, walk-throughs (.mp4, .mov); URLs to sites where the content is hosted; and so on.

In the case of media, embed the images and screen captures in this document. In addition, provide the actual image files and URLs to content so that the materials may be included in the journal publication. Embedded media can be a smaller, compressed image. Actual images should be included in a separate zip file and should be at least 3000 pixels on the long side, at 300 dpi. (that will allow for a quality print at 10”).

File naming convention: all media files, other than URLs should be formatted using this convention:

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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.

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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 © 2022).

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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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This document serves as a Code of Conduct for the Frameless Journal as discussed and approved by the Journal Editorial Board on Friday, November 6, 2020. It has been adapted from the Code of Conduct Frameless Symposium 2020 to represent the Journal activity. Any incidents of misconduct should be reported to framelesslabs@rit.edu and the Journal Editors.

Inclusivity Statement

The Frameless Journal and Symposium organizers value the diversity of views, expertise, opinions, backgrounds, and experiences reflected within our community and are committed to providing a welcoming, productive, and safe environment for all participants of our events. This Code of Conduct is important for promoting diversity and creating an inclusive, supportive, safe, and collaborative environment for all that includes a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, appearance or body size, race, ethnicity, origin, or religion. By submitting your work to the Frameless Journal, you communicate your adherence to the Journal’s Code of Conduct as we do not tolerate harassment in any form to our community of researchers and learners. A fundamental part of our Journal is committing ourselves to fostering an inclusive, supportive, anti-oppressive platform in which each person takes responsibility for their language, actions, and interactions. Our anti-oppressive principles mean that we work against language, actions, interactions and ideologies that hurt people, whether they are intended or not. It is important that we consider how our words and actions affect one another. Therefore, hate speech of any kind will not be tolerated. Our Journal will be a safe place to publish work that encourages  engagement, learning, and exploring perspectives and contributions.

Please review the following Code of Conduct for the Frameless Journal prior to submission:

The Frameless Journal organizers value the diversity of views, expertise, opinions, backgrounds, and experiences reflected within our community and are committed to providing a welcoming, productive, and safe environment for all researchers. This Code of Conduct is important for promoting diversity and creating an inclusive, supportive, and collaborative environment for all.

All participants in Journal activities (Authors, Peer-Reviewers, Editorial Board, and Journal Editors are expected to abide by this Code of Conduct.

The Journal editorial board reserves the right to reject any submitted work that they deem offensive or does not meet the ethical standards of the Journal. Authors of the work will be contacted for clarification and discussion which will then shape the final decision of the Journal's editorial board to accept or decline the world submitted.

We expect our authors, peer-reviewers, and editorial board to embrace kindness, respect, and consideration, valuing a diversity of views and opinions (including those you may not share).

The Journal Editorial Board will not tolerate any harassment, intimidation, microaggression, or discrimination.

> Any form of academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, is a serious offence. All work must be your own and the work of others must be properly cited

> critiquing ideas rather than individuals.

Reporting Incidents of misconduct

If you feel that you are the subject of unacceptable behavior, have witnessed any such behavior, or have other concerns regarding the materials being published in the Journal , report the incident to the email address below. The Editorial Board and Journal Editors will work with you to resolve the situation.

The editorial board and Journal Editors will treat all reports seriously and will work to understand the situation through prompt investigation, including conversations with relevant individuals before determining an appropriate course of action. All reports will be kept confidential to the extent possible governed by applicable state laws.

Contact information to Report an Incident of misconduct: email framelesslabs@rit.edu. In your report please include:

  • Your contact information
  • Names of any individuals or research work involved ( If there were other witnesses besides you, please try to include them as well.)
  • When and where the incident occurred. Please be as specific as possible.
  • Your account of what occurred.
  • Any context you believe existed for the incident.
  • If you believe this incident is ongoing.
  • Any other information you believe we should have.


Anyone requested to stop a behavior by the Editorial Board or Journal Editors is expected to comply immediately. Further action may be deemed necessary to address egregious acts.

The Frameless Journal Team


This statement was inspired by the codes of conduct from the Digital Library Federation, the Association for Computers and the Humanities, and the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections.