Who Can Submit?

Live Ideas invites and current or recently graduated (within 12 months of graduation) to submit their work (among the categories outlined here) to be considered for publication in Live Ideas provided that he/she/they own(s) the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner(s) to submit the work. Authors/creators are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the author(s)/creator(s) has/have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

Please note Live Ideas has no processing or submission charges.

Editorial Process

Live Ideas accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Once your piece is submitted, it will undergo the review process, which could take several weeks.

All submissions to the journal will undergo an initial review by the editors to ensure that it is appropriate for the journal. Following this, the author’s/creator’s name will be removed from the piece and it will be forwarded to three peer-reviewers—one university faculty member and two undergraduate students.

The two student reviewers will be selected by the editors from the six members of the editorial board for the journal. The faculty reviewer will also be selected by the editors, based on how well their expertise relates to the material, from a pool of volunteer faculty.

After the reviewers have given their comments and suggestions, the material will be returned to the editors, who will, in turn, will make the final determination as to acceptance. If accepted but in need of revisions, the editors will return the work to the author(s)/creator(s) for revision. The author(s)/creator(s) will then resubmit the revised material, which will be thoroughly reviewed by the editors prior to being published. If revisions are recommended, author(s)/creator(s) is/are strongly encouraged to revise the paper accordingly and note in detail how each suggestion was addressed in a separate attachment.

General Submission Rules

By submitting material to Live Ideas, the author(s)/creator(s) is/are stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he/she/they will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Live Ideas. If you have concerns about the submission terms for the journal, please contact the editors.

Formatting Requirements

Please refer to our author guidelines for information on formatting your submission.

Formal Submission Agreement for Live Ideas

To submit content to Live Ideas:

  1. You must be the primary author/creator, or the authorized agent of the author(s)/creator(s) and copyright holder (if different from the author(s)/creator(s));
  2. the author(s)/creator(s) must have approved the work for publication;
  3. the author(s)/creator(s) must have agreed to submit the work to the Journal;
  4. the author(s)/creator(s) must accept full responsibility for the content of the Work;
  5. the submission must be the author(s)/creator(s) original work and must not contain any libelous or unlawful statements or infringe on the rights or privacy of others or contain material or instructions that might cause harm or injury

***By submitting the work, you represent and warrant that the above are true.***

Each work submitted will undergo the review process. The Journal is not under any obligation to publish the Work. We will send you notices at the email address associated with your submission.

Copyright Notice

Live Ideas requires authors/creators to agree to Creative Commons Attribution and Non-commercial licenses. Authors/creators who publish with Live Ideas must agree to the following terms:

  • Authors/creators retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors/creators are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors/creators are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

Open Access Policy

Live Ideas provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Once a peer-reviewed work is deposited in the journal, it may not be removed, except in extraordinary circumstances.

Archival Policy

Contents of Live Ideas are archived for perpetual access by the Kansas State University Primary Texts Program. Please contact the editors if you wish to have access to previous content no longer available on the website.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

The failure of  Live Ideas 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 Live Ideas and the author(s)/creator(s) regarding the submission.