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Open access

The Urban Transcripts Journal is an open-access publication. Readers have free access to all of our published content and have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles in this journal, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose.

Free to submit and publish

Contributors from around the world are able to submit and publish their work in this journal free of charge.

Review of submissions

For all submissions in the Articles category the journal employs a double-blind peer review process, which means that the authors’ identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process past initial screening by the editors team. If accepted for review following initial screening all submissions in this category are reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers, including members of our editorial board and authors previously published in this journal. We evaluate submissions on the basis of the following criteria:

  • relevance to specific call theme and/or journal agenda
  • critical stance in relation to established discourses
  • originality of knowledge presented
  • creativity of approach and methods used
  • technical quality and rigour
  • ability to communicate with clarity to a broad audience

Submissions in other categories are subject to an editorial review best suited to their particular format.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism, data fabrication and image manipulation are not tolerated. Plagiarism includes copying text, ideas, images, or data from another source, even from your own publications, without giving any credit to the original source. Reuse of text that is copied from another source must be between quotes and the original source must be cited. If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we may publish a correction or retract the paper. Our editors will investigate any allegations of plagiarism, and if evidence of misconduct is found, appropriate action will be taken to correct or retract the publication. Authors are expected to comply with the best ethical publication practices when publishing with The Urban Transcripts Journal.

Copyright and licensing

By submitting your work to The Urban Transcripts Journal you agree to it being published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. This applies both to original work and to work previously published elsewhere. Authors are therefore responsible for ensuring that previously published work can be republished by The Urban Transcripts Journal under this license. The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions and allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions.

Archiving and repository

Our website is archived in the UK Web Archive of the British Library. The journal allows all versions [submitted version, accepted version (Author Accepted Manuscript), and published version (Version of Record)] of the manuscript to be deposited in an institutional or other repository of the author’s choice without embargo. The published versions of every manuscript can be found on the journal website under BACK ISSUES.