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Philosophy of Journal of Young Adult and Children’s Literature

For more information, please see Journal of Young Adult and Children’s Literature Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

We look for submissions from K-12 teachers, scholars, librarians, and teacher educators.

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What are the Submission Rules?

We accept manuscripts that have not been previously published, and are not 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 JYACL, 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 JYACL. If you have concerns about the submission terms for JYACL, please contact the editors. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Young Adult and Children’s Literature, please contact the editors.

Manuscripts must be formatted according to the Formatting Requirements see below.

Reviewers will initially review each manuscript. Then manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editorial Board and the Editor. Authors will receive one of four decisions: Accept Submission, Accept Submission with Minor Revisions, Major Revisions Required for Acceptance, or Reject Submission.

Accept Submission

  • The paper has been accepted in its original form for publication in JYACL.

Accept Submission with Minor Revisions

  • The paper needs minor revisions for publication. The author will have a designated time period to complete the necessary changes or may request an extension to complete the changes to the manuscript.

 Major Revisions Required for Acceptance

  • Reviewers found multiple areas of the manuscript that need improvement. The author is responsible for addressing these major revisions and will complete the necessary changes or may request an extension to complete the changes to the manuscript.

 Reject Submission

  • The receipt of a rejection means that the manuscript was not accepted for publication.

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Formatting Requirements

Journal of Young Adult and Children’s Literature requires specific formatting for submitted manuscripts. See Formatting 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 and DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Journal of Young Adult and Children’s Literature all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

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 of Journal of Young Adult and Children’s Literature, requires credit to Journal of Young Adult and Children’s Literature as copyright holder (e.g., Journal of Young Adult and Children’s Literature © 2022).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Journal of Young Adult and Children’s Literature 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.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University website and/or software agree not to misuse the DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University service or software in any way.

The failure of DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University 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 DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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