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Philosophy of Report: West Point Undergraduate Historical Review

For more information, please see Report: West Point Undergraduate Historical Review About This Journal page.

Who Can Submit?

Any undergraduate author may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Report: West Point Undergraduate Historical Review 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 Report: West Point Undergraduate Historical Review, 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 Report: West Point Undergraduate Historical Review. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Report: West Point Undergraduate Historical Review, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Report: West Point Undergraduate Historical Review requires that authors use the Chicago Manual of Style with footnotes that conform to the See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines. All documents should be submitted as a Microsoft Word or Word compatible document; PDF Submissions will be accepted in cases where this is not feasible.

Rights for Authors and USMA Digital Commons

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to USMA Digital Commons 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 USMA Digital Commons, requires credit to USMA Digital Commons as copyright holder (e.g., USMA Digital Commons © 2019).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from USMA 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.), 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.
  • 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 USMA Digital Commons website and/or software agree not to misuse the USMA Digital Commons service or software in any way.

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

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