How to Submit


Philosophy of Journal of Transformative Touch

For more information, please see Journal of Transformative Touch Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Transformative Touch provided they own 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

The author may have previously published a submission (in print or electronic versions). The author's responsibility is to have written permission from the original publisher to reprint their previously published work. If this journal is the first place you publish your work, we require you to reference the JTT in any future sharing of that work. Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Journal of Transformative Touch, 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 Journal of Transformative Touch. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Transformative Touch, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Journal of Transformative Touch has rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Author Guidelines and Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. It is the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality Microsoft Word or RTF file that will be converted by the system to a PDF file.

There are no guarantees that documents in PDF will look exactly like your original submission.

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Rights for Authors

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the author retains the intellectual property rights to submissions.

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 of the JTT, requires credit to JTT (e.g., The Journal of Transformative Touch, JTT, 2020).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from JTT 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 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 The Keep website and/or software agree not to misuse the The Keep service or software in any way.

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

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