Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies

Submission & Review Policies



Dotawo seeks notes, articles, and book-length studies on all subjects related to Nubia and its sister civilizations. We are particularly interested in submissions with cross-cultural, diachronic, or multi-disciplinary approaches. We seek scholarly work on topics spanning the millennia from Nubian prehistory to the modern day, and accept submissions in English, French, German, Arabic and modern Nubian languages.

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Dotawo seeks any specialist in relevant fields interested in participating in the soliciting and collaborative editing of submissions in Nubian studies.

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Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies 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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Review Policy

Dotawo is a double open peer-reviewed publication. The editors solicit recommendations for peer reviewers from its editorial board. Each contribution is reviewed by two separate reviewers within four months after reception of the first draft. Editors work collaboratively with authors to improve the final product.

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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 Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies, 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 Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

Please see the Dotawo Style Guide for Submissions (PDF).

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Rights for Authors and DigitalCommons@Fairfield

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to DigitalCommons@Fairfield all copyright in the article, 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 of DigitalCommons@Fairfield, requires credit to DigitalCommons@Fairfield as copyright holder (e.g., DigitalCommons@Fairfield © 2023).

Personal-use Exceptions

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

The failure of DigitalCommons@Fairfield 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 DigitalCommons@Fairfield and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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