- Philosophy of Early College Folio
- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
- Rights for Authors and Bard Digital Commons
Philosophy of Early College Folio
For more information, please see Early College Folio About This Journal page.
Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article or other material to be considered for publication in Early College Folio provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit it. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works and retain those copyrights even if their work is published in Early College Folio.
General Submission Rules
The journal highlights experiences inside and outside the classroom and across academic programs, therefore interdisciplinary academic works steered by both qualitative and quantitative methodologies are welcome. Early College Folio editors invite not only manuscripts and data sets for consideration, but also non-text and experimental mixed media submissions that incorporate photographs, audio, video and more.
If you have concerns about the submission terms for Early College Folio, please contact the editors.
Early College Folio 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 and our Grammar and Style Guide 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.
Multimedia submissions such as image, audio, video, and animation may require unique formatting in preparation for the final submission. The editors will advise creators on a case-by-case basis.
Rights for Authors and Bard Digital Commons
Works published in this journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Authors maintain 1) copyright of their article and 2) patent trademark and other intellectual property rights in the article. Bard Digital Commons retains the rights to publish the author's piece and make it available online through Early College Folio.
Attribution and Usage Policies
A CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license allows for users to copy and redistribute authors' material in any medium or format with credit to the author as copyright holder and the journal, as publisher. The terms of this license prohibit both commercial use of and modifications to authors' materials.
A correct citation for an Early College Folio article includes the title of the article, the author's name, date article was published online, and the journal's name.
General Terms and Conditions of Use
Users of the Bard Digital Commons website and/or software agree not to misuse the Bard Digital Commons service or software in any way.
The failure of Bard 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 Bard Digital Commons and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.