Policy & Internet

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Edited By: Helen Margetts, Jonathan Bright, Vili Lehdonvirta, and Victoria Nash; Managing Editor: David Sutcliffe

Online ISSN: 1944-2866

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Who Can Submit?
Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Policy & Internet 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).

General Submission Rules
1.Policy & Internet welcomes papers that present genuinely new approaches to a policy question or problem relating to the Internet and related information and communication technologies. Such approaches may include methodological innovation, theoretical development or new data. Please ensure that the paper considers the policy implications of the research presented.
2.Papers should observe standard practice for a peer reviewed academic journal. The argument and findings should be placed in the context of existing academic literature in the field. Empirical claims should be substantiated with appropriate evidence and referencing.
3.Policy & Internet is an international multidisciplinary journal in a new and fragmented field: our potential audience is therefore very wide. Please ensure that there is enough context to your argument that the paper can have value for people outside of your specific field or geographical region.
4.Papers should be succint, written in clear English, and closely and critically argued. A word count between 6,000-8,000 words is ideal.
5.We are unlikely to accept papers that are mostly or entirely descriptive, or that lack depth, substance, critical assessment and clear contribution to the field.
6.Papers must include an up to date reference list. Referencing should be in Harvard style. A list of examples is available here.
7.We welcome submissions that have been previously published as working papers.
8.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 Policy & Internet, 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 Policy & Internet. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Policy & Internet, please contact the editors.

Paper submissions are double-blind peer reviewed by three reviewers.

Formatting Requirements
Policy & Internet has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. 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.

Copyright Agreement and OnlineOpen

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp

For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html. If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

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