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Editorial Policies

Who Can Submit

The Equilibrium accepts student research submissions from ALL UCSD colleges and in ANY discipline. The journal does not have article processing charges or article submission charges. 

Review and Plagiarism Policies

Submission to The Equilibrium undergo Editorial Review. As part of the review process, the editors screen for plagiarism by comparing submissions with articles online and cross-referencing through Google and other search engines. 


Removal                    

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.


Revising Work

Once manuscripts are published, we are generally unable to them. If a significant error or omission is discovered, contact the editors.


Rights and Permissions

The Equilibrium does not require copyright transfer, only permission to publish and archive the article. Copyright holders retain copyright ownership, granting a nonexclusive 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 articles published in 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.


Open Access statement

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, copy, distribute, 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 articles are licensed under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license. 


Long-term preservation policy

All materials submitted to eScholarship are automatically deposited in CDL's Merritt Preservation Repository for long-term preservation.