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Philosophy of Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

For more information, please see Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature 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 Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature, 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 Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature 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 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 SWOSU Digital Commons

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Mythlore, working through and with SWOSU Digital Commons, a non-exclusive worldwide license for electronic dissemination of the article. The author retains copyright; further details are included in the Publication Agreement document provided when submissions are accepted.

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 Mythlore, requires credit to Mythlore as the original publisher.

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Mythlore or the SWOSU Digital Commons, 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.);
  • Posting of the article, or link to the article, on the author(s) personal website;
  • Posting of the article, or link to the article, on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment, or other non-commercial open access publication site; and
  • Posting of the article, or link to the article, on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

While the author retains copyright and can make most uses of the material without permission, it is suggested that he or she should contact the editors with any other questions.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

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

The failure of SWOSU Digital Commons 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 SWOSU Digital Commons and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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