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Journal Call for Papers

The CSUN Assistive Technology Conference Journal Track aims at involving leading researchers in the fields of Assistive Technology, Accessibility and Inclusion into the exchange and communication with all. We strive for scientific excellence and involve a panel of leading researchers as reviewers to come to an acceptance rate of about 50%.

The Journal Track publishes its proceedings in CSUN's Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities. The journal is a post-conference publication, giving authors time to finalize the paper after presenting at the CSUN AT Conference. To reach a broad audience, an open access approach has been chosen. The anticipated publishing of the journal is in late Spring 2021.

Submitting a Journal Call for Papers Proposal

Journal Call for Papers opens Thursday, August 20, 2020 and concludes Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 3:00 PM (PDT).  Notice of proposal acceptance will be sent by Thursday, October 1, 2020.  Accepted paper proposals will be invited to submit a complete manuscript for a second review. Complete manuscripts must be submitted by Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 3:00 PM (PDT).

All accepted manuscripts are to be presented in the Journal Track of the 36th Annual CSUN AT Conference and will be published in Volume 9 of the Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities. Any paper that is not presented will not be included in the published Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities.

Paper/proposal submissions not accepted for the Journal Track may be considered and accepted for the General Track, the non-publishing track of the CSUN AT Conference.

Submitting a Manuscript for Presentation and Publishing

Only authors of accepted proposals will be invited to submit a complete manuscript for review. Upon notice of proposal acceptance, authors will receive further instructions, including formatting guidelines and template, to submit the complete manuscript.  Complete manuscripts are due by 3:00 PM (PST) on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

Following the review of manuscripts, the contact author listed on the proposal will receive notice and further instructions, to submit a final manuscript intended for publication.  If none of the authors present their work at the 36th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, the final manuscript will be ineligible for publication.

Copyright

Authors submitting manuscripts must agree to the following:

  • The author agrees that the work is published under Creative Commons License Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0).
  • The author will grant permission to CSUN’s Center on Disabilities to submit the manuscript to CSUN ScholarWorks, the institutional repository of the California State University, Northridge on the author's behalf. The author grants to CSUN ScholarWorks the non-exclusive right to reproduce and/or distribute the submission worldwide in any medium for non-commercial, academic purposes. The author agrees that CSUN ScholarWorks may, without changing the content, translate the submission to any medium or format and keep more than one copy for the purposes of security, backup and preservation. The author represents the submission is original work, and the author has the right to grant the rights contained in this license. The author also represents the submission does not, to the best of their knowledge, infringe upon anyone's copyright.

Inclusive Terminology

Given the audience for the journal includes those with disabilities and those who are allies of persons with disabilities, it is very important the terminology utilized reflects the preferences of the community of persons with disabilities. The ACM Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing, SIGACCESS, has prepared guidelines which reflect recommendations from the academic accessibility community related to language and terminology: General Writing Guidelines for Technology and People with Disabilities. All authors should follow these guidelines in preparing their final papers.

Accessibility

We strive to provide a fully accessible e-Journal and ask our authors to consider accessibility of their manuscripts as they are produced. As the Editor of the journal formats the manuscripts for publication, we reserve the right to alter any formatting concerns with text, tables, charts, figures, headings and etc. Any part of a manuscript that is altered is only for formatting and accessibility purposes.

Journal Track Sessions at CSUN AT Conference

Authors of accepted manuscripts are required to present their work during the dedicated Journal Track at the CSUN AT Conference. All authors will receive notification of final acceptance by Thursday, October 29, 2020.  In order to be included in the Journal Track and considered for publishing, at least one (1) author and a maximum of three (3) per proposal must be indicated as a presenter, register as a conference presenter, and present the work of the manuscript.

Authors indicated as presenters (presenting authors) on all accepted papers will receive notice for Presenter Registration. 

Best Submission Award

The Dr. Arthur I. Karshmer Award for Assistive Technology Research is awarded annually to the author(s) of the best submission to the Journal Track of the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. Award winners are recognized for their exemplary submission and excellence in research and the advancement of assistive technology.