Philosophy of Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

    For more information, please see Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies Aims and Scope page.

    Who Can Submit?

    Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies 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. There is no membership or submission fee required.  Authors maintain the copyright of their work and will have ultimate say if and when their work is published first by AALDP as well as republished elsewhere.  However, as AALDP requires neither submission fees nor subscription fees from readers, we do asks authors who republish work that first appeared in AALDP to make a task deductible donation of their profits back to AALDP to encourage the journal’s growth and continued success and to help it make small purchases. 

    In addition to peer-reviewed articles, we are also interested in reviews of both literature and scholarly works.  We are particularly interested in reviews of literature which focus on the efficacy of the text within a college or high school-level classroom.

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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). In addition, by submitting material to Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies, 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 Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies, please contact the editors.

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    Formatting Requirements

    Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission but we do prefer that documents sent to our referees are double-spaced. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission.  If accepted for publication, we would like a document which is formatted per MLA standards, and, since many people read the documents online, we require footnotes rather than endnotes.  Please do not use tabs for the formatting of indentations, works cited entries, etc. as the use of tabs will create obstacles when the essays is put into the final form for publication.  We encourage you to submit documents in some recent version of Microsoft Word.  The journal will then create a PDF version of it for publication.

    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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    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 SJSU ScholarWorks, requires credit to SJSU ScholarWorks as copyright holder (e.g., SJSU ScholarWorks © 2014).

    Personal-use Exceptions

    The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from SJSU ScholarWorks 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 SJSU ScholarWorks website and/or software agree not to misuse the SJSU ScholarWorks service or software in any way.

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