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Policies

For more information, please see Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit a CRM report to be considered for inclusion in the Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State 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. However, during the initial ingest,we will only be uploading reports from sponsoring or permitting agencies.

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles may have been previously published, or be forthcoming in a CRM report or chapter. Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Index of Texas Archaeology: Open Access Gray Literature from the Lone Star State has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

As a condition of publication in the Journal, all authors agree to the following terms.

  • First publication rights to original work accepted for publication is granted to the Journal and copyright for all work published in the journal is retained by the author(s).
  • Works published in the Index of Texas Archaeology will be distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY). By granting a CC-BY license in their work, authors retain copyright ownership of the work, but they give explicit permission for others to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the work, as long as the original source and author(s) are properly cited (i.e. a complete bibliographic citation and link to the journal’s website). No permission is required from the author(s) or the publishers for such use. According to the terms of the CC-BY license, any reuse or redistribution must indicate the original CC-BY license terms of the work.
    • Exceptions to the application of the CC-BY license may be granted at the editors’ discretion if reasonable extenuating circumstances exist. Such exceptions must be granted in writing by the editors of the Journal; in the absence of a written exception, the CC-BY license will be applied to all published works.
  • Authors may enter into separate, additional contractual agreements for the non-exclusive distribution of the published version of the work, with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in the journal.
  • Authors are permitted to post their work online in institutional/disciplinary repositories or on their own websites. Pre-print versions posted online should include a citation and link to the final published version in the Journal as soon as the issue is available.

Adapted from the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communications CC BY license agreement

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

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

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