Submission Policies


Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Middle Grades 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 Middle Grades 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 Middle Grades Review. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Middle Grades Review, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Middle Grades Review 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.

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Rights for Authors, Attribution and Usage Policies

Authors of original work accepted for publication in Middle Grades Review grant first publication rights to Middle Grades Review but retain ownership of the copyright of their content and all other rights. All content, unless otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY NC ND) license, which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that it is properly attributed.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the ScholarWorks @ UVM website and/or software agree not to misuse the ScholarWorks @ UVM service or software in any way.

The failure of ScholarWorks @ UVM 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 ScholarWorks @ UVM and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

Corrections and Retractions

If only a small part of an article reports flawed data or unethically plagiarizes a few sentences, ScholarWorks @ UVM reserves the right to issue a correction. If an article is seriously flawed based on intentional misconduct, includes a conflict of interest, or includes largely plagiarized sections, ScholarWorks @ UVM reserves the right to retract or remove the work.

Conflicts of Interest and Funding Sources

Authors must declare conflicts of interest and/or sources of funding.

Human Subjects Research and IRB approval

Research involving human participants must be approved by the authors’ Institutional Review Board, or equivalent committee.

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