Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original piece to be considered for publication in Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum 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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Formatting Requirements

Length and Format: Length alone is generally not a factor in publication decisions. Catalyst publishes research, art, and multimedia. Innovative formats, longer articles or shorter communications are all welcomed.

Submission and Review Timetable: Authors may submit items for consideration at any time. You can expect to receive an immediate automatic confirmation from the site. A personal confirmation from an editor will follow within a week. If you do not receive personal confirmation from an editor, please email us through the site to ensure we have your correct contact information.

Reviews are normally completed within six to eight weeks. Accepted articles typically appear within 3-6 months of final acceptance.

Blind Review: All submissions to Catalyst are reviewed by at least two reviewers based on blinded copies of your work. To ensure this is possible, please remove all references to yourself within your submission. Identifying information should be limited to a separately uploaded cover page/title page viewed only by the editor.

Formatting and Submission: Though Catalyst is an interdisciplinary journal, we ask that all submissions follow the guidelines set forth in theAmerican Psychological Association Manual, 6th Edition unless expressly indicated by a special issue's guest editor.

Authors should remove all personal identifiers from the initial submission to facilitate the blind review process.

The cover email/letter should include the following information:

  1. Authors' name and contact information
  2. Professional title and/or affiliation
  3. Submission title and brief abstract of the article
  4. Possible online features to integrate (links, interactive components, media)

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VOL Journals: General Terms and Conditions of Use

The publisher of this journal is in a partnership with UT VOL Journals, the Volunteer Open-Access, Library-hosted Journals of the University of Tennessee Libraries. Users of the website, services, and/or software(s) affiliated with VOL Journals agree not to misuse the website, services, or software(s) in any way. Users also agree to abide by The University of Tennessee System Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources policy.

To seek an exception to the above terms, or if you have questions on rights or re-use, please contact the journal editors.

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