Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in BOGA: Basque Studies Consortium Journal provided he or she 1) holds a graduate degree (e.g., M.A., Ph.D.) and 2) 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

Submissions are to be between 5 and 25 pages (doubled spaced) in English. Each submission should include a 100-150 word abstract summarizing the thesis and evidence in English. If interested by the abstract, with online tools non-English proficient readers can translate articles into their target language that will attract a broader audience. The submission process is run online (link at right).

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 BOGA: Basque Studies Consortium Journal, 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 BOGA: Basque Studies Consortium Journal. If you have concerns about the submission terms for BOGA: Basque Studies Consortium Journal, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

BOGA: Basque Studies Consortium Journal 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.

Copyright and Licenses

As a condition of publication in BOGA: Basque Studies Consortium Journal, all authors agree to the following terms of licensing/copyright ownership:

  • First publication rights to original work accepted for publication is granted to BOGA: Basque Studies Consortium Journal but copyright for all work published in the journal is retained by the author(s).
  • Works published in BOGA: Basque Studies Consortium Journal will be distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (CC BY-NC). By granting a CC BY-NC license to their work, authors retain copyright ownership of the work, but they give explicit permission for others to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the work, as long as the original source and author(s) are properly cited (i.e. a complete bibliographic citation and link to the BOGA: Basque Studies Consortium Journal website), and used for no commercial gain. No permission is required from the author(s) or the publishers for such use. According to the terms of the CC BY-NC license, any reuse or redistribution must indicate the original CC BY-NC license terms of the work.
  • Exceptions to the application of the CC BY-NC license may be granted at the editors’ discretion if reasonable extenuating circumstances exist. Such exceptions must be granted in writing by the editors of the Journal; in the absence of a written exception, the CC BY-NC license will be applied to all published works.
  • Authors may enter into separate, additional contractual agreements for the non-exclusive distribution of the published version of the work, with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in BOGA: Basque Studies Consortium Journal.
  • Authors are permitted to post their work online in institutional/disciplinary repositories or on their own websites. Pre-print versions posted online should include a citation and link to the final published version in BOGA: Basque Studies Consortium Journal as soon as the issue is available; post-print versions (including the final published PDF) should include a citation and link to the journal's website.
  • It will be the responsibility of the authors to secure all necessary copyright permissions for the use of 3rd-party materials in their manuscript. Authors will be required to provide written evidence of the permission upon acceptance of their manuscript.
  • Personal-use Exceptions

    The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from ScholarWorks 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.

    General Terms and Conditions of Use

    Users of the ScholarWorks website and/or software agree not to misuse the ScholarWorks service or software in any way.

    The failure of ScholarWorks 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 ScholarWorks and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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    Review Policy

    The managing editor will forward submissions to the appropriate guest reviewer. Articles sent to reviewers will be redacted to remove the author’s identity to allow for a more objective peer-review process. Likewise, those who submit articles will not know the specifics of who is involved in the review process; all correspondence will be coordinated by the managing editor to be appraised of the status of articles.