Claritas is an Open Access journal. This means that it uses a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access. Readers may freely read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles. This journal is covered under the CC BY-NC-ND license.


Philosophy of Claritas: Journal of Dialogue and Culture

We welcome article submissions from scholars in all disciplines of research. We also welcome literary and artistic submissions that are original creative work. Poetry should be no longer than two pages. Prose writing should be no longer than thirty pages. For definition of a "page" please see guidelines on Formatting Requirements below. Illustrations, photographs, and works of art must fit on one page with citation below, and be submitted in .jpeg format. For more information on the subjects Claritas covers, please see Claritas About this Journal page.

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Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Claritas 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. 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). In addition, by submitting material to Claritas, 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 Claritas. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Claritas, please contact the editors.

This journal does not require author processing charges or other publication fees.

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Formatting Requirements

To be considered, manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word, double spaced, in 12-point font. Manuscripts should follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition (2003) and be less than 60 pages in length. All citations should be in the form of footnotes rather than endnotes.

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Rights for Authors and Claritas

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Claritas all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Claritas provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • 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 Claritas website and/or software agree not to misuse the Claritas service or software in any way.

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

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Authors must guarantee that submitted manuscripts have not been published elsewhere, are not currently under review elsewhere, and have been submitted with the full knowledge of their institutional home.

Any manuscripts that do not meet originality requirements will be rejected without peer-review.

All manuscripts will be reviewed based on intellectual content without regard for age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, country of origin, or political philosophy of the authors.

All manuscripts submitted for peer-review are kept strictly confidential by editors and reviewers. At no time will editors or reviewers utilize submitted materials without the consent of the authors.

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