Philosophy of Musical Offerings

For more information, please see the Musical Offerings Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone who is currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at any college or university may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Musical Offerings provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer). There are no article processing or submission charges.

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Formatting Requirements

Please see Guidelines for Manuscript Submission to Musical Offerings for the formatting requirements. Although the editorial staff can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, or RTF file, which will be converted by Musical Offerings to a PDF file upon publication.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Rights for Authors and DigitalCommons@Cedarville

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors retain the copyright of their articles. All published articles are governed by Creative Commons license BY-NC-ND. Authors are ultimately responsible for the verification of all sources. Since authors retain the copyright of their works, they assume all liability associated with that ownership.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium, requires credit to the author as copyright holder.

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s).

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the Internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment; and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the DigitalCommons@Cedarville website and/or software agree not to misuse the DigitalCommons@Cedarville service or software in any way.

The failure of DigitalCommons@Cedarville to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between DigitalCommons@Cedarville and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

The authors are responsible for the content of their articles, which do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Music and Worship or of Cedarville University.

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