Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce 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 Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, 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 Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, please contact the editors.
Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initialsubmission. 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 for Authors and SURFACE
As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the author(s) grant(s) the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce the right to publish and republish the article in any subsequent issues of the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce. The author(s) also grant(s) to the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce the non-exclusive right to further grant non-exclusive royalty-free licenses to republish the article in whole or in part, in any form.
The author(s) retain(s) the copyright, but shall not reproduce or subsequently publish the article without identifying the Journal as the original source of first publication in any subsequent publication. The author(s) agree(s) that the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce is considered the author of the collective work the article is published in.
The Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce publishes its collective works on SURFACE (Syracuse University Research Facility and Collaborative Environment), an open-source, full-text, multi media online database that provides open access to the extensive and diverse array of scholarly, professional, scientific and creative output produced at Syracuse University.
Attribution and Usage
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, requires credit to Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce as original source of first publication in any subsequent publication.
Personal Use Exception
The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce or SURFACE 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 (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota’s Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
- 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.