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Submission information for Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation

For more information, please see Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation 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). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation, 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 Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation has guidelines governing the formatting of article submissions. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as Microsoft Word file or a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

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 Kahualike

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to the University of Hawai'i Press (publisher) all licensing and subsidiary rights, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

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 from the University of Hawai'i Press.

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Kahualike or the University of Hawai'i Press 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 in an institutional repository or other non-commercial 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 repository); and
  • Publication of the article in a book compiled of the author's own work.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the publisher.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

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

The failure of the University of Hawai'i Press 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 Kahualike and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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