Submission – All pieces should be submitted in our house style in accordance with the Author Guidelines of the specific journal, available on their respective websites.
Authors guarantee that they have not submitted the (same or similar) manuscript elsewhere (including other publishing houses, online platforms etc) simultaneously, while waiting for the outcome of the review process. Authors who have submitted their manuscript for consideration to a Lexxion journal may publish a pre-peer review version of their work on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). However, once the manuscript has been published in the journal, the authors have responsibility to remove the draft version from SSRN.
Disclaimer – Under no circumstances Lexxion Publisher can be held liable in respect of any material submitted and published, and cannot be held responsible for its content and accuracy by the contributing author. Nonetheless, we will, if notified and having satisfied ourselves of the bona fides of the notification, remove any content that might constitute a legal violation, such as material submitted in potential breach of copyright.
Copyright and Plagiarism – By submitting material for publication, the author guarantees that he or she is the original copyright holder of the work in question owning the legal rights to use the information. As such, Lexxion Publisher has no legal liability regarding any copyright claims, but will simply remove offending articles as/when we are advised of any breaches.
Review – All articles are subject to peer review in accordance with the Author Guidelines of the respective journal. A submission will be considered for publication in the next two issues after acceptance. Longer processing may occur due to review processes or other factors determining the content of the issue such as the need to offer thematically balanced issues. The publication of any material submitted will be at the sole discretion of Lexxion Publisher.
Reservation of Rights – We reserve the right to accept, reject or remove any material submitted for publication with no explanation.
Offensive Content – Any material deemed defamatory, racist, or otherwise illegal or offending will in any case not be approved for publication.
Exclusive License for Publication and Copyright Transfer (Standard Publication) – By submitting materials, the author transfers all Copyrights of the work to Lexxion Publisher and grants us an exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to publish any material the author submits to us in any format, including without limitation print and electronic formats. In particular, the author agrees that we can make it fully or partially available in the journal it was submitted to as well as in any other publications and/or media or social media of Lexxion Publisher, provided that due credit is given to the author.
Republication – Any form of republication by the author requires Lexxion Publisher’s prior approval. Nine months after the first publication, the author may discuss with the executive editor of the respective journal further publications of the published version of his or her contribution. If a contribution is republished, full reference should be made to its first appearance in the respective publication by Lexxion Publisher. If the digital version is republished, it must be guaranteed that the corresponding digital object index (DOI) is clearly stated. Republication as ‘self-archiving’ (such as in a personal or institutional website) are only allowed under the Open Access Publication policy described below.
Acknowledgment – The author acknowledges that any breach of the abovementioned warranties may cause us damage or loss and the author agrees to indemnify us in full and permanently against any third party liabilities, claims, costs, loss or damage we incur as a result of publishing material the author submits to us, including consequential losses.
Archiving – Lexxion Publisher maintains secure electronic backups of all past issues of its journals since 2002. In the event the publication of a journal is discontinued, it shall make all possible efforts to keep contents available to readers online, or by request, in any way it deems appropriate. Lexxion Publisher ceases to be responsible for backups and archives of extant journals which have been acquired by other undertakings, except if otherwise agreed upon with said undertakings.
Fees and Open Access Publication – No fees are applied under the standard publication policy. Lexxion does offer authors the possibility to publish Open Access (OA). Under the OA publication policy: i) the final published article is made freely accessible to the public immediately upon publication, ii) authors retain the rights to republish their work, iii) authors, their institutions or funding bodies are obliged to pay an OA fee. The amount of the OA fee per contribution is equivalent to the campus license subscription fee for the respective journal. Contributions published under the OA policy must still successfully pass peer review in accordance with the journal’s Author Guidelines. If the contribution does not pass peer review, authors do not pay an OA fee. It is also possible for authors to opt for the OA policy at any future point after publication.