(a) Publishing Policy
(b) Submission Guidelines
(c) Peer Review Process
(d) International Award
(e) Publishing Agreement
Publication in the International Journal of the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences is based on the following Publishing Agreement:
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- COMMON GROUND WILL PUBLISH THIS PAPER OR CHAPTER
This agreement is between the author(s) of the submitted work and Common Ground Publishing.
Common Ground will publish this work in print and electronic formats, separately and/or in a
collection of other papers/chapters. Common Ground will provide the author with an electronic
copy of the work once it is published.
- COPYRIGHT IS THE AUTHOR'S
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work for teaching; for circulation within the organisation where they work; and post an electronic
copy at their own or their organisation’s website. They may also include all or part of the work in
any commercial or non-commercial book that they author or edit themselves. In each case, the work must
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- THE AUTHOR WILL REFEREE THREE SIMILAR PAPERS OR CHAPTERS
Each author agrees to review or referee at least three other works on comparable themes and of similar
length within twelve months of this agreement. The author(s) may reject a request to review a particular
work, but they nevertheless agree either to communicate this or to return a completed review or referee
report within two weeks of an email request being made by Common Ground.
- THERE IS NO UNLAWFUL MATERIAL
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unlawful, obscene, invasive of another person's privacy, hateful, racially or ethnically objectionable,
abusive, threatening, harmful or in contempt of court, and undertake to indemnify Common Ground against
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- THERE IS NO INFRINGEMENT OF THE COPYRIGHT OF OTHERS
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The publisher will pay royalties at a rate of 20% of the publisher’s sales revenues, either direct sales
revenues through the publisher’s own online bookstore, or indirect sales revenues to other online or physical
bookstores. Below a minimum amount of $US50, royalties will be allowed to accumulate. Royalties shall be divided
amongst the author(s) on the assumption that their contributions are equal. Royalties will be paid on a six
monthly basis. Common Ground will also pay the author 50% of rights purchased for any other purpose—including
translation, photocopying and re-publication rights.
- THE AUTHOR(S) AGREE TO PUBLICATION
By submitting their paper for refereeing and then resubmitting the final paper for publication, the principal
author (the person who has submitted the paper in its original or revised form) will accept the terms and
conditions of this agreement. In the case of multiple authorship, the principal author guarantees Common
Ground that they have provided the other authors with a copy of the text for their checking, and that they
have all agreed to the terms of this agreement.
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Updated January 2006