Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

May I submit more than one article?

We will accept multiple submissions from a single individual as long as that individual is the primary author on only one article.

How long will it take to publish my article?

We strive to ensure that every article is published in a timely manner. However, there is simply too much variability in the submission process, such as the willingness of reviewers to evaluate a paper on a particular topic, for us to guarantee a specific timeframe for article publication. We do, however, publish journal articles online first, as soon as they're ready, with a full citation. Complete issues follow at regular intervals.

Do you accept material published in other journals?

We cannot accept articles that have been previously published in other journals. However, we do understand that many submissions may be evolutions of previously published works. For this reason, we allow submissions to consist of no more than 20% previously published material.

May I volunteer as a reviewer?

We would be glad to have you review articles for potential publication. If you would like to do so, please send your CV and a brief statement of your research interests to

Will I be able to reproduce my article elsewhere?

Under the terms of Common Ground's publishing agreement, copyright is retained by the author. If you do wish to reproduce your article, we ask that you properly cite Common Ground and the journal in which it was published.