Written academic submissions
should be typed, double-spaced, and follow MLA (8th edition) guidelines. Due to the volume of submissions
Palaver receives, we ask that
academic pieces run no longer than twenty-five pages. The file name
should only include the title of your submission. No self-identifying
information should be present in the body of your work, due to our blind review
process. Palaver does not accept previously published work, be it
print or online.
Simultaneous submissions are
encouraged. If the work is accepted elsewhere, please notify us immediately
and withdraw your submission to Palaver.
submissions. Please wait until you have heard back from the first submission
before submitting a second time.
Submissions to Palaver are open February 15 until September 14. We publish on an annual basis in May. Palaver contacts submitters about their submission status within six months.
If your submission is accepted
elsewhere, please withdraw your submission and notify Palaver of its publication elsewhere when noting the reason for
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Wilmington Graduate Liberal Studies program, Palaver is subject to the
provisions of the Code of Federal Regulations Title 45, Part 46 Protection of
Human Subjects, Subparts A, B, C and D (PDF) and falls
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Institutional Review Board. A Human subject is defined as a living individual,
about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting
research obtains: 1) data through intervention or interaction with the
individual, or 2) identifiable private information. If the editorial staff
believes an author may have used data obtained through research on human
subjects in a manner covered by the federal statutes, further inquiries may be
instituted through the Institutional Review Board according to its policies and