Our Policies

Article Submission Policy

The Author Center provides existing and prospective authors with all the help and resources they need to define, compose, and submit an article or manuscript for ACET Journal, the flagship publication of the ACET. Authors are encouraged to start with the Author Guidelines to better understand the scope of submissions and the competition for their acceptance. If you have additional questions, please contact us.

Editorial Policy

Articles sent to the ACET Journal of Computer Education and Research will be peer-reviewed and a decision returned to the authors in about two months. Reviewers are instructed to make recommendations to accept, accept with minor revisions or major revisions, or reject. All persons involved in the peer-reviewing process are requested to treat submissions in strict confidence.

Malpractice Publication Statement

Authors should submit only papers that have been carefully proofread and polished. Papers that are clearly unacceptable will be returned by the editor without being reviewed. Submissions must be original. The work cannot have been published previously or be pending publication in another journal, nor can it be under review or be sent for review in any other forum. Violation of this policy will result in rejection of the submission.

Open Access Publishing Policy

The author(s) grant(s) to the public a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use. A complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in the ACET journal website (http://acet.ecs.baylor.edu/journal/journals.html).

Article Retraction/Correction Policy

When an author discovers an error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work in the ACET Journal of Computer Education and Research, it is the author�s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor at journal-editor@computereducatorsoftexas.org and to cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper in form of an error.

Archiving Policy

The author retains the right to post an electronic copy of the article on his or her web site, on web sites operated by the author's institution, and on scholarly repositories, provided there is no commercial purpose involved, and with appropriate bibliographic citation to the ACET Journal of Computer Education and Research article.
Non-commercial scholarly repositories may archive electronic copies of the ACET Journal of Computer Education and Research articles, provided that appropriate reference is made to the ACET Journal of Computer Education and Research as the original publisher.

Ethics Policy

Articles that have been submitted simultaneously to other magazines or journals will be declined outright and not reconsidered. Respecting intellectual property rights is a foundational principle of the Association of Computer Educators in Texas (ACET). Plagiarism is a clear violation of ethical principles and can also represent a violation of the copyright law. Plagiarism manifests itself in a variety of forms, including verbatim and near-verbatim copying sections of another author's paper without citing the source. As a related issue, self-plagiarism is the verbatim or near-verbatim reuse of significant sections of one's own copyrighted work without citing the original source. While self-plagiarism does not require quotation marks to delineate the reused text, it does require that the source be cited. All authors are deemed to be individually and collectively responsible for the content of papers published by ACET. Therefore, it is the responsibility of each author to ensure that papers submitted to ACET comply with the highest ethical standards.

Copyright Policy

Authors 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 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 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