Who Can Submit
The editors reserve the right to determine the suitability of submissions. For additional information, please contact the editors.
BackBone does not utilize article processing fees or article submission fees. The editors use peer review for the peer review process and screen for plagiarism using Crossref Similarity Check, a plagiarism screening software powered by iThenticate. For information, please contact the editors.
Once published, a journal article cannot generally be revised or removed. We feel it is important to provide perpetual access to materials published whenever possible and appropriate. However, we will remove publications under special circumstances, including in the case of submission errors, rights violations, or inappropriate content. Please be aware, however, that even after the removal of a work, a citation to the work will remain in our system, along with a URL.
If you would like your work removed from eScholarship, please contact the editors.
Once manuscripts are published, we are generally unable to them. If a significant error or omission is discovered, contact the editors.
Rights and Permissions
BackBone does not require copyright transfer, only permission to publish and archive the article. Copyright holders retain copyright ownership, granting a license to the journal and eScholarship to publish the article, meaning that the author may also publish it elsewhere. Before submitting an article to the journal, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared in any third party material. All submissions to the journal are subject to the journal’s author agreement, which is available in the first step of the submission process or by contacting us to request a copy.
This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. All issues of BackBone are published under a CC-BY-NC license.
Long-term preservation policy
All materials submitted to eScholarship are automatically deposited in CDL's Merritt Preservation Repository for long-term preservation.