- Philosophy of The Forum: A Tennessee Student Legal Journal
- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Formatting Requirements
- Rights for Authors
- VOL Journals: General Terms and Conditions of Use
Philosophy of The Forum: A Tennessee Student Legal Journal
For more information, please see The Forum: A Tennessee Student Legal Journal Aims and Scope page.
Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in The Forum: A Tennessee Student Legal Journal 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).
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 The Forum: A Tennessee Student Legal 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 The Forum: A Tennessee Student Legal Journal. If you have concerns about the submission terms for The Forum: A Tennessee Student Legal Journal, please contact the editors.
The Forum: A Tennessee Student Legal 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.
Rights and Usage for Authors and TRACE: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms: 1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution or Attribution-NonCommercial License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. 2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work, with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
General Terms and Conditions of Use
Users of the TRACE: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange website and/or software agree not to misuse the TRACE: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange service or software in any way.
The failure of TRACE: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange 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 TRACE: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.
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.