Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Maneto is an open access, peer-reviewed journal highlighting the exceptional work of Temple University’s undergraduates. Directed by a board of undergraduate students, peer-reviewed and curated by graduate students and faculty, and published byTemple University Libraries, Maneto's mission is to showcase the absolute best research and creative work of Temple’s undergraduate students. Maneto is an interdisciplinary journal accepting research, theses, and other works. See submission guidelines for more information. 

 

Section Policies

 

Peer Review Process

All submissions to the journal undergo a multi-step review process. First, submissions are reviewed by graduate students who are experts in a relevant field. Next, the student editorial board takes these reviews into account in deciding which submissions to send on for evaluation by the faculty editorial board. The faculty editorial board makes final decisions as to which submissions to reject and which to accept pending further revisions. The student editorial board then works with authors to make final revisions to their works.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal 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.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

About Maneto


Created in the summer of 2016 by Temple undergraduate students and faculty, Maneto is an open access, peer-reviewed journal highlighting the exceptional work of Temple University’s undergraduates. Directed by a board of undergraduate students, peer-reviewed by graduate students and faculty, and published by Temple University Libraries and Press, Maneto’s mission is to showcase the absolute best research and creative work of Temple’s undergraduate students. Manetois an interdisciplinary journal accepting research articles, theses, and other creative works.


Who can submit to Maneto?

 

Any Temple University undergraduate may submit to the journal, within any discipline or college of the University. Research must be conducted while an undergraduate, however, graduating seniors may submit within a year of graduation.


What kind of work do you accept?


Maneto accepts standard research (like that conducted in a lab setting, or written as part of a research assignment), as long as it fits our submission guidelines. In addition, we also accept creative work - the type that students would write/compose in Capstone classes, or for a senior thesis.


If you are working with live subjects, you must submit your IRB approval to us with your submission.


Submissions may be composed of solely written work (with figures or drawings), but we also accept video submissions.


We do not currently accept opinion pieces. In addition, all non-creative work must be original research only.


Who is reading my work? Do they know who I am?


At Maneto, we employ a blind review process. This means that the identity of the author is disclosed to the reviewers, but the reviewers identity is not disclosed to the authors. When you submit to Maneto, your piece is first read by an undergraduate student editorial board that evaluates it for overall content. The undergraduate editorial board will then recommend pieces for review to a graduate student studying the pieces corresponding field of research. The graduate student will then decide whether the piece is ready to be published, needs to be revised, or is rejected. Once the graduate student has made their decision, the piece will either be sent to the faculty editorial board for final approval, sent back to the author for further revision, or rejected. If the faculty board approves, the piece will then be sent back to the undergraduate editorial board for final editing and author conferencing to prepare the piece for publication. All final decisions regarding what is published will be made by the faculty editorial board.


I worked with a professor for my piece - can I list them as an author?


Yes, but the undergraduate student must be the primary author, and must have completed the bulk of the project. This is your work, not your professor’s. This applies to graduate students as well: you may list a graduate student as a co-author, but an undergraduate must be the primary author.


What if I want to submit more than once? Or to another journal?


Maneto does not allow simultaneous submissions to other journals.


You are more than welcome to submit more than one piece to Maneto, but please do not submit the same piece twice. Make your submissions distinct.


I have/want to present my work at a conference. Can I still submit?


As long as the work has not been published elsewhere, you are more than welcome to submit conference pieces to Maneto.


I’m an international student; can I submit a paper in my home language?


All submissions to Maneto must be written in primarily English. If you have any questions/concerns please feel free to contact us at templemaneto@gmail.com.


I was published in a prior issue, but I want to change something in my work.


While we do not allow authors to edit or change their pieces after publication, we will allow addendums to be attached to the piece after publication. All requests for addendums must be submitted in the same manner as a regular submission. Addendums must be added within one calendar year of the piece’s publication.