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Author Guidelines


Author Guidelines:

Submitted manuscripts should be works of original, cross-disciplinary research concerning the intersection of information technology and philosophy, law, public policy, economics, or culture and society. Since TechnoCommonality is an interdisciplinary journal, articles should be written with non-specialists in mind. Accepted manuscripts will demonstrate novelty in perspective, analysis, or criticism, and of broad interest to researchers working on issues affected by emerging and disruptive technologies.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts should be prepared for blind review, with all references to the author or authors removed. A cover sheet including the abstract and identifying information should be uploaded separately.

Submissions should include an abstract of 150 words.

List of figures should appear at the beginning of the manuscript. Figures should be numbered using Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text .

Explanatory notes may be used and should be placed at the end of the manuscript.

A reference list should appear at the end of the manuscript. References should conform to the numbered citation style, with references listed and numbered in order of appearance in the text. In-text citations should take the form of the reference number in brackets.

Manuscripts may be submitted in .doc, .rtf, .odt. .docx, .tex, or .pdf format. We will also provide templates for LaTeX and LyX.

We are unable to ensure timely review of submissions exceeding 15,000 words in length, excluding notes.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. The submission must be categorized as an Original Research Article, Brief Report, or Field Action Report as per the Section Policies.
  8. You grant to the Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund (Tulane) the right of first publication of this submission and if the submission is selected for publication by the Journal, you agree to acknowledge its initial publication in the Journal.
  9. You understand and agree that the Journal is an open-access journal released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommericai-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license (CC BY-NC-SA) allowing noncommercial use and adaptations, with proper attribution and licensing under the same Creative Commons terms. The full terms to the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA license can be found at
  10. You grant a license to this submission under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unsuported license (CC BY-NC-SA), effective upon selection of this submission for publication by the Journal.

  11. You also grant to Tulane the non-exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute this submission in electronic format vis the World Wide Web and to convert this submission without alteration of the content, to any other medium or format for the purpose of preservation and/or continued distribution, effective upon selection of this submission for publication by the Journal.
  12. You represent and warrent that this submission is your original work and that you have the right to make these grants of rights to Tulane for yourself as well as co-authors, if any.
  13. You represent and warrent that, to the best of your knowledge, this submission does not infringe upon any third-party's copyrights or other intellectual property rights.
  14. You represent and warrant that, if this submission contains material for which you do not hold copyright, you have (a) obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright holder allowing you to grant this license to Tulane and (b) have clearly identified and acknowledged all such third-party material within the text or content of this submission.
  15. You represent and warrant that either (a) this submission is not based upon work sponsored or supported by any agency or organization other than Tulane or (b) if this submission is based upon work that has been sponsored or supported by any agency or organization other than Tulane, you have fulfilled any right of review or other obligation required by any contract or other agreement with the supporting entity.
  16. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Tulane and it's employees or agents for any uses of the material authorized by this license in the event of a subsequent dispute over the copyrights to material(s) contained in this submission.
  17. You agree that Tulane may keep one of more copies of this submission for purposes of security, backup and preservation.

Copyright Notice

TechnoCommonality is an open-access journal; articles will be released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license, allowing the free dissemination of the work.

Authors retain copyright to the work. By submitting a work to TechnoCommonality for consideration / review, you agree to the above licensing and grant TechnoCommonality the right of first publication under these terms. If the journal rejects the work, the journal simultaneously waives the granted right of first publication.


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