Who Can Submit?

Students at any CAA institution can submit work to Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal. The work must be completed while the author is enrolled as an undergraduate student at one of the Alliance institutions: The University of Delaware, Drexel University, George Mason University, Georgia State University, Hofstra University, James Madison University, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Northeastern University, Old Dominion University, Towson University, Virginia Commonwealth University, or The College of William and Mary.

Faculty-mentored research papers and theses from all disciplines will be considered. Submitters to the journal must own the copyright to the work being submitted. 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).

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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 Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal, 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 Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. It is the author's responsibility 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 W&M ScholarWorks

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), Contributor will retain copyright in the Contribution, subject to Colonial Academic Alliance’s license to:
a. reproduce, distribute, publish and transmit the Contribution, through whatever medium the Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal determines is best to accomplish the Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal’s goals, whether the medium is now known or later developed;
b. incorporate the Contribution into a multimedia, hypertext environment, including appropriate hyperlinks.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the W&M ScholarWorks website and/or software agree not to misuse the W&M ScholarWorks service or software in any way.

The failure of the Colonial Academic Alliance 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 the Colonial Academic Alliance and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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