General Submission Rules

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in the Journal of the Association for Communication Administration 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. 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 Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, the author(s) 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 Journal of the Association for Communication Administration. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, please contact the editors.

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Submission and Formatting Requirements

All submissions to the Journal of the Association for Communication Administration must follow the formatting requirements of the most recent edition of the APA style guide. All references must include accurate and linked Digital Object Identifiers. There are, however, additional rules governing the formatting of submissions. Please see the instructions for authors for details. Although JACA may provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality Microsoft Word file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is the responsibility of the author(s) to ensure all images, figures and tables, follow the format requirements. Moreover, it is the responsibility of the author(s) to ensure all images have the needed permissions for use or are the property of the author(s). The act of submitting any image, table, or figure is an indication that all needed permissions have been obtained and cleared by the author(s).

Authors are asked to create an ORCID before submitting a manuscript. ORCID provides a unique digital identifier that distinguishes authors. Information on how to create an ID can be found at the ORCID website.

If the authors cannot or choose not to comply with the submission requirements, JACA will remove the manuscript from publication and return the copyright to the author(s).

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 and JACA

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the author(s) retain copyright to the material and have agreed to license it BY-NC-ND 4.0. Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. All articles in JACA are open access can be distributed under the creative commons license.

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 license, or by written agreement of JACA, requires credit to the copyright holder.

Author(s) and others are permitted to share, post and redistribute articles and do not require further permission from JACA, provided there are no alterations of the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification. Authors and others are not granted permission to modify materials or use them for commercial purposes.

To be clear, authors and others have full permission to post and distribute copies of the articles published in JACA in their original format.

Authors seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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Print Subscriptions

The Journal of Association for Communication Administration is published in print (Print ISSN: 2835-5172) and online (Online ISSN: 2835-5180). Please contact the Editor for information about a print subscription.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

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

The failure of STARS 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 STARS, JACA, and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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