Submission Guidelines


Who Can Submit?

Any undergraduate student of any institution may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Discentes provided they own the copyright to the work being submitted or are authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are typically the initial owners of the copyrights to their works.

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General Submission Rules

Submissions may fall under two categories: 1) Research articles and 2) Translations. Research articles have an eight-page minimum and a recommended cap of 40 pages. Translations can be of a shorter length.

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Formatting Requirements

Regardless of submission type, the manuscript should be double-spaced, written in Times New Roman, 12-point font, and formatted according to the protocol of the Chicago Manual of Style.

To submit, click “Submit Article” (located in the menu to the left) and create an account. You will be prompted for the following items:

  1. Abstract. The abstract (<250 words) will appear before your article in the publication. It generally contains the paper’s motivation, problem statement, approach and conclusions.
  2. Keywords. At least three keywords should be provided. Keywords make your submission more easily identified and cited by online readers.
  3. Manuscript. The research article or translation should be uploaded as a Microsoft Word document.

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Rights for Authors and Discentes

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), all works in Discentes will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 International license. This license allows for re-use and re-distribution of the work on the condition that the original creator is credited.

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Deadline for Submissions

The deadline for publication in the Spring Issue of Discentes is February 22, 2017.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

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

The failure of ScholarlyCommons 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 ScholarlyCommons and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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