Guidelines for Submission

All submissions to Black & Gold must be the original work of a currently enrolled College of Wooster student, or team of students, and meet the following requirements:

  • The work must contain research conducted by the student(s) or in collaboration with a College of Wooster faculty member.
  • Before submitting his or her work, the student must receive documented support for submission from his or her faculty mentor or advisor. An article will not be reviewed until a faculty member has completed the Faculty Support Form. Students will be notified when this support has been received.
  • Only one submission per student, per academic year will be reviewed.
  • Submissions must be final draft quality, with all research properly cited using MLA, APA, Chicago, AAA or APSA guidelines.
  • Submissions may range in length from 1,200 to 5,000 words, excluding bibliography.
  • All submissions should be in .doc, .docx or .pdf format, in Times New Roman, 12-point, with 1-inch margins. Footnotes may be written using 10-point font.
  • Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor should the material currently be under review at another journal.
  • Submissions should not contain the student’s name anywhere in the document to ensure anonymity in the review process

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Submission Agreement for Open Works

By publishing an article with Black & Gold the author(s) consent to the following licensing agreement:

Upon submission, you and any applicable co-authors represent that your article is your own original work, and does not, to the best of your knowledge, infringe upon anyone else’s copyright. Upon publication, you and any applicable co-authors grant The College of Wooster and its designated employees a non-exclusive, perpetual, and royalty-free license to archive and provide unrestricted access to your article, in whole or in part, in any medium. You will retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of your article.

Articles published under this license agreement will be made available to the public under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 license.

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