- Philosophy of ICON
- Who Can Submit?
- General Submission Rules
- Specific Submission Rules
- Rights for Authors and Digital Commons @ Kent State University Libraries
Philosophy of ICON
Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in ICON 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 ICON, 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 ICON. If you have concerns about the submission terms for ICON, please contact the editors.
Specific Submission Rules
Poetry, Fiction, and Non-Fiction
We accept all forms, themes, styles, and genres of 750 words or less. Submissions are limited to six (poetry) and three (fiction and non-fiction) per author per issue. Submissions must be typed (no handwritten submissions will be considered). Fiction and non-fiction should be submitted in standard, double-spaced format.
Submit either as an email attachment using Word, with a separate page for each poem; or printed and mailed, with a cover letter including email address and SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) if you want submissions returned. Send to: Dr. Michael Lynch/ ICON/ Kent State at Trumbull/ 4314 Mahoning Ave./ Warren, OH 44483 (email@example.com). Pays one copy for published pieces. Deadline February 15.
Artwork and Photography
Submit high-quality, printed copy (not accepted through email) of artwork, 5 x 7 inches, color or black and white. Submissions limited to 6 per issue. Finely detailed work cannot be included, as the detail is lost when reproduced. Send to address above. Pays one copy for published artwork. Deadline February 15.
Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Contest
The contest honors the work of Hart Crane (1899-1932), one of the leading modernist poets in America, who spent part of his youth in Trumbull County. Submit no more than two unpublished poems. The winning poem receives an award of $100 and is published in the yearly issue.
Include a letter stating that submissions are for the Hart Crane Contest. Submit either as an email attachment using Word, with a separate page for each poem; or printed and mailed, with a cover letter including email address and SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) if you want submissions returned. Send to: Dr. Pam Lieske/ Hart Crane Contest/ / Kent State at Trumbull/ 4314 Mahoning Ave./ Warren, OH 44483 (firstname.lastname@example.org). DEADLINE FEB. 1.
Rights for Authors and Digital Commons @ Kent State University Libraries
As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Digital Commons @ Kent State University Libraries 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 Digital Commons @ Kent State University Libraries, requires credit to Digital Commons @ Kent State University Libraries as copyright holder (e.g., Digital Commons @ Kent State University Libraries © 2018).
The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Digital Commons @ Kent State University Libraries 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.
General Terms and Conditions of Use
Users of the Digital Commons @ Kent State University Libraries website and/or software agree not to misuse the Digital Commons @ Kent State University Libraries service or software in any way.
The failure of Digital Commons @ Kent State University Libraries 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 Digital Commons @ Kent State University Libraries and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.