Structure and Dynamics: Anthropological and Related Sciences (SDARS eJournal)

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This interdisciplinary journal is devoted to publishing high quality papers in modeling, analyzing, quantifying and predicting stochastic phenomena in science and engineering from a dynamical system's point of view.

Papers can be about theory, experiments, algorithms, numerical simulation and applications. Papers studying the dynamics of stochastic phenomena by means of random or stochastic ordinary, partial or functional differential equations or random mappings are particularly welcome, and so are studies of stochasticity in deterministic systems.


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Read our Submission guidlines and then Submit article on-line. To upload, separate the body of the text in one document, e.g., in Word, and the title (not all in capitals please), authors, abstract, keywords, and acknowledgement in another. Those will be items you can paste into the blanks that appear in the submission process. If you convert your Word or other wordprocessor document to PDF you may submit both at the same time, the advantage being that your PDF maker is likely to give better resolution to images. When the article is sent to PDF the authors names and acknowledgement, as submitted separately, will facilitate the blind review process.

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Krista Blaisdell (800)653-2726 ext. 2806

Dear Catherine,

This just below is the agreement that authors have to accept before they submit an article: this gives us "the non-exclusive right to make content for the eScholarship Repository (hereafter called the “Work”) available in any format in perpetuity."

Would you check with your legal department whether that allows us to give EBSCO rights over additional distribution. (It does not force potential readers to subscribe, and the content remains open access). They make their money assembling the journal materials for various services and easier library or web services, and of their royalties the Journal would receive 20%. Michael Cobb has not problem with this either.

I will make further inquiries but if your legal department determines that we are not violating authors rights and not at risk in contracting with EBSCO, I see no blockage in signing (as the responsible signatory) and no risk to IMBS.

There are a few other questions that I asked "Krista Blaisdell" <> below and her answers. None of that seems problematic but you or your legal office could check those answers too.

I grant the Structure and Dynamics: eJournal of Anthropological and Related Sciences on behalf of The Regents of the University of California (hereafter called “The Regents”) 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:

1.that I have the full power and authority to make this agreement; 2.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 or third party; and 3.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 understand that once a peer-reviewed Work is deposited in the repository, it may not be removed. For authors who are not employees of the University of California: I agree to hold The Regents of the University of California, the Organized Research Unit, and its agents 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 Regents, the Organized Research Unit, and its agents against expenses and attorney’s fees that may be incurred in defense against each claim, action, or proceeding.

NOTE: It is suggested that you print this page for your records.

Please click Accept if you accept the policies and terms of this agreement, and continue with the next step in the submission process.

Please click Decline if you do not accept the terms.

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Subject: RE: RE: Structure & Dynamics signing as editor From: "Krista Blaisdell" <> Date: Wed, April 27, 2011 11:52 am To:

Hi Doug,

Please see below for responses to your questions:

DRW: Do you have any examples in eScholarship?

re 2.6: For the masthead: What phrasing?

[Krista Blaisdell] Section # 2.6: We ask that you make your best efforts to indicate that the articles can be found on our databases. You can keep it simple. Some appropriate wording may be, " Structure & Dynamics can be found on EBSCOhost databases." Please note, if this is not feasible, I can remove this section.

DRW: My main concern is whether the eScholarship system allows reprinting of authors (who own their copyrights) with additional charges to end users. Catherine Marshall warns about this. So I should take care.

[Krista Blaisdell]

There is no charge to the end user. Related to copyright: the publisher doesn't have to hold the copyright to the content in the journal but has to at least have the right to license the content. I've bolded the relevant language below from Section 5.1:

Licensor represents and warrants to EP that: (a) Licensor has the right to enter into this Agreement with EP, (b) Licensor has the right to allow or cause the Content of the Publications to be licensed in the form and manner set forth in this Agreement, and (c) Licensor owns all right, title, and interest in and to, including the copyright in and to, the Publications being licensed pursuant to this Agreement, and the individual items of Content, or with respect to individual items of Content, the right and license to allow EP to use the Content as contemplated by this Agreement.

Sometimes publishers will include something in their author submission form - letting the authors know that to assure a broader targeted audience, content will be included on one or more EBSCO databases, and provide an area for their signature.

We have a system in place that allows publishers to exclude any author who does not want to appear on the database (although this is quite rare). It is very simple; each time a new issue is published, the publisher informs me via e-mail which authors/articles need to be excluded. I communicate this with the database managers, and those articles are excluded.

If you want, we could remove the language in section 2.8 of the contract. This language allows us to include issues back to volume one issue one. By removing this, we would only have the right to include current / future issues of Structure & Dynamics

DRW: The main items you would want are the pdfs, which can be downloaded. Will it be enough for the editor to notify EP when an issue is compete, and EP can download?

[Krista Blaisdell]

Yes, that would be fine. Providing all of the articles from the new issue are clear and easy for them to find.

Thanks Doug. Please let me know if you have any further questions.



What I learned from Michael Cobb

Michael is with bePress.

EBSCO is distributing articles for bePress journals. We would work with EBSCO for greater exposure.

Could put "Structure and Dynamics can be found on EBSCOhost databases” in our Policy page.

The author agreements above at our site allows us to increase distribution through EBSCOM. Catherine Marshall agrees. Author retains copyright.

EBSCO does not charge the reader to see the article.

If every it were needed to contact authors, Michael activated a mailing list too for the journal. The older eScholarship journals like "California Agrarian..." use this feature. Would rewuire an ascii file for emails. Thats the only work involved.

San Francisco Estuary journal use a mechanism for readers to "subscribe" to an announcement list. We could do that.

510-987-9869 justin gonder

Hi Doug,

I can see why this article seems to have disappeared, and it has to do with a limitation present in the system for journals (such as yours) that publish incrementally rather than by closing issues. What has happened is that Mr. Wigmore's submission #14315 was assigned to issue 5:3. Because issue 5:3 is technically already published (i.e. it already has 1 published item in it) the system considered Mr. Wigmore's submission published as soon as it was assigned to that published issue, and subsequently removed it from the editing queue.

Not to worry though, you can access the submission rather easily:

   Once logged in, select "Manage All Submissions"
   On the page that follows, scroll to the "Issues" section toward the bottom of the page and click on "Back Issues."
   Click on Vol 5, No 3
   Click on the title of Mr. Wigmore's submission.

From here, you'll be able to resume the normal publication procedure:

   On the step 3. Editing page for manuscript #14315, scroll to the Layout section.
   There you'll see that a Microsoft Word document has been accidentally uploaded to the Galley Format section. Delete it.
   Now take your prepared PDF and upload it to the now empty Galley Format line of the Layout section
   Once the Galley Format PDF is in place, click on the "Preview & Publish Issue" link in the Scheduling section, verify the order of your table of contents and click the "Save Changes and Publish" button.

To prevent this from happening in the future, I would suggest that you not assign the article to an issue until it is ready to be published. In cases where you do but something goes wrong in the publishing process, you can follow the steps above to get back to the article in question and begin troubleshooting.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if you'd like to go through these steps together over the phone. I am available most of this afternoon as well as tomorrow afternoon: 510-987-9869.

Kind regards,

-justin gonder
eScholarship Operations Coordinator
 California Digital Library
University of California, Office of the President

Reviewer status

It doesn't look like you were successful in assigning yourself as a reviewer for that article, so let's walk through how to do that.

   First, you would want to click on Manage All Submissions and navigate to the article in question, being sure that you are on the step 2. Review page.
   In the Peer Review section, click on "Select Reviewer"
   Locate yourself in the list of reviewers, then click on the Assign link next to your name
   (Here's where the email notification might have gotten missed) once you've returned to the step 2. Review page, look for your name under Peer Review Round 1 and click on the small envelope icon under "Request"
   Click Send on the email that follows

Now, to complete the review, you'll need to back out a little bit, because right now you are in Editor mode (but you need to switch to reviewer mode).

   Click the SDEAS Home link near the top of the page
   Next to Respond to Review Request, you should have a link that says 1 Active. Click on that
   The page that follows should outline the steps needed to complete the review process.

I hope that helps. If you need further guidance, feel free to give me a call (though note that I will be out of the office at a conference for the remainder of this week. I'll be back in next Monday, 9/24).