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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Policies for Submissions

Who Can Submit

The UCSB English Department only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of the UCSB English Department. For additional information, please contact Kate Musselman (


A paper may be updated or removed from public view by sending a request to the system administrator at However, a citation to the original version of the paper will always remain on the site.

Author Review

Authors do not have an opportunity to approve papers they have submitted prior to them becoming publicly available on the site; therefore, please be sure that the paper is ready for public distribution.

Rights and Permissions

Before submitting a paper to the repository, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared. You retain the copyright to your paper and grant us the nonexclusive right to publish this material, meaning that you may also publish it elsewhere.

It is necessary that you agree to the terms of publishing in the repository listed in the author agreement. Please contact Kate Musselman ( to sign a copy of the author agreement.

Author Agreement:

I grant the UCSB English Department on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (hereafter called Organized Research Unit) the non-exclusive right to make content for the eScholarship Repository (hereafter called the Work) available in any format in perpetuity.

I warrant as follows:

(a) that I have the full power and authority to make this agreement;
(b) that the Work does not infringe any copyright, nor violate any proprietary rights, nor contain any libelous matter, nor invade the privacy of any person; and
(c) that no right in the Work has in any way been sold, mortgaged, or otherwise disposed of, and that the Work is free from all liens and claims.

I agree to hold the Organized Research Unit harmless from any claim, action, or proceeding alleging facts that constitute a breach of any warranty enumerated in this paragraph, and further agree to indemnify the Organized Research Unit and others against expenses and attorney's fees that may be incurred in defense against each claim, action, or proceeding.

I understand that once the Work is deposited in the repository, a citation to the Work will remain visible in perpetuity, even if the Work is updated or removed.