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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in comments to the Editor).
  • I agree to tripleC's Privacy Policy:

    tripleC is an academic open access journal that publishes and provides articles in its field of studies (as specified in its aims and objectives) to readers free of charge based on a Creative Commons licence.


    1. Collection and Use of Personal Data and Article-Related Data:


    tripleC stores personal data about its registered users in a database for the following purposes:
    - The organisation of the review of scientific articles
    - The publication of scientific articles, reflections and comments based on a Creative Commons licence.
    - The storage and provision of scientific articles, reflections and comments based on a Creative Commons licence.
    The personal data processed includes the following variables that are entered in the registration process of a user: first name, last name, affiliation, country, email, username, password (encrypted).


    We furthermore besides the actual article store article metadata for every submission and published article: article section, article title, article subtitle, abstract, article keywords (optional), author’s biographical statement (optional), author-website (optional), author-ORCID (optional).


    By registering to the journal as user, the user agrees to the processing of the above-mentioned personal data. By submitting an article, the user agrees to the storage of the article-file and metadata.

    2. Legal Basis

    There are three legal grounds on which we rely to use data:

    (a) Contract: Submission of an article to tripleC constitutes a contract between the author(s) and the journal as part of which the author(s) give(s) the journal the right to publish the final version of the paper based on a CC-BY-NC-ND licence in case it is accepted and to index the publicly available article-related data. In order for us to fulfil our obligations under this contract, we need to collect and process certain information such as the data specified in this Privacy Policy.

    (b) Legitimate interests: As a data controller, we rely on our legitimate interest to process the personal information you provide to us when you use or register on our site. We will only use your data in ways you would reasonably expect.

    (c) Consent: We will collect or process your personal data for specified purposes where you have given active and explicit consent for us to do so.

    3. Data Disclosure

    tripleC does not export personal data of registered users from its user database for sharing with third parties unless it is strictly necessary. It only processes data for specified purposes and purposes of the journal’s legitimate interests.

    tripleC shares publicly accessible article-meta data (such as article title, article URL, article author name(s), article author affiliation(s), article abstract, article keywords, article DOI) for the purpose of indexing, scholarly search and better visibility with services such as the Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ), CrossRef (for creating Digital Object Identifiers [DOI]), Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, Communication Source, CSA Sociological Abstracts.

    We do not collect or store personal data (such as IP-addresses) about non-registered users who visit tripleC for accessing articles. We collect aggregated data on readership behaviours as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication. This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge in an anonymised and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here. The authors published in this journal are responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported here.

    4. Communication with Registered Users

    tripleC communicates with registered users for the purpose of organising reviews and publishing articles.

    tripleC neither sells access to articles as a commodity nor does it charge general article processing charges (APCs) for the basic publication of standard-length articles nor does it sell its audience and data as commodity in the form of advertising. We therefore differ from the vast majority of journals that either sell access or publishing capacity or audience data as commodity. Given tripleC’s organisational model, its existence and financial basis are volatile. We depend on institutional support, donations and other unconventional, modest income sources.

    Given tripleC’s volatile finances, it is a legitimate interest that we obtain voluntary financial support by institutions and individuals that does not take on commodity form. The journal on occasion contacts registered users to ask them to help supporting this legitimate interest. Users who register with tripleC can be reasonably expected to support and have an interest in the continued existence of tripleC.

    5. User Rights

    Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for data subject rights. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of the public interest in the availability of the data, which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.

    tripleC recognises the right to be forgotten of registered users. If you want the journal to delete all personal data associated with your registered user profile, contact christian.fuchs@triple-c.at. The personal data will be deleted without undue delay. As a public knowledge project with academic character, tripleC archives all its articles in publicly accessible format, which is an archiving purposes in the public interest with a scientific research purpose. The right to be forgotten does not apply to articles and article-related data and meta-data (including author data). The journal needs to store article-related data and meta-data for all published articles in order to fulfil its scientific purpose as public knowledge project with academic character.

    6. Cookies

    Cookies are small text files placed on your computer or mobile device by websites you visit. To make this site work properly, the Open Journal System we use sometimes places small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too. OJS uses cookies to manage user sessions (for which they are required). Cookies aren’t used for simply visiting the site and reading its content.
  • The submission file is in English and uses a Microsoft Word document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. Authors have to format their article accordingly by using the tripleC template.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, we encourage authors to choose open reviewing, a process in which the names of authors are known to the reviewers. In this case, we encourage reviewers to also reveal their identity by signing their review with their name, although they may also opt to be anonymous, which many do. However, also conventional double-anonymous reviewing is available as an option. So, tripleC uses double-blind and two versions of single-blind reviewing. If you want to choose the open review method, please leave your name in the paper. If you prefer anonymous review, please delete all author-information and replace your name everywhere in the paper by "AUTHOR". If your name is visible in the paper, we assume you have chosen open reviewing, if it is anonymised then it is evident you have chosen the anonymous review option.
  • tripleC does not make page charges for articles with a length below the standard of 8,000 words (including references). To cover publication costs, tripleC charges an article publication fee for articles that exceed the standard article length of 8,000 words (including references) as of 13 December 2016 (submission date).

    tripleC is a freely available open access online-journal using a non-commercial Creative Commons licence. This ensures a large readership and a high degree of reception in the scientific community. tripleC is a non-profit journal. 

    Operating a journal within a capitalist society that is based on money and wage-labour creates actual monetary costs for a) the domain name, b) web space hosting and c) paid labour for copy-editing, layout, and online publishing of the article as pdf and html. (c) accounts by far for the largest cost share. On average, these costs amount to £120 per standard 8,000 word article that tripleC publishes. These are pure costs, and the journal makes no profit. 

    During its first 14 years, tripleC survived based on private and institutional support and funding. This support is limited and therefore we need a way of funding the above mentioned costs a), b) and c). Therefore, the journal will as of 13 December 2016 charge a fee for articles that exceed the standard 8,000 words in their final version. We do not charge for the first 8,000 words. After 8,000 words, we charge £40 per additional 1,000 words and a proportional sum for any word count above 8,000. 


    You agree to pay the article excess charge in case the total word-count of the final paper-version exceeds 8,000 words (including references, footnotes and marginals).
    The charge is spent on copy-editing, layout, publishing and other operational costs on a non-profit basis. In case a fee is necessary for your accepted article, you will receive an invoice an be asked to pay via PayPal.

    tripleC welcomes donations for its future operations on a non-profit basis. All donations received will be used for copy-editing, layout, publishing and other operational costs. 

    If you would like to make a donation to tripleC, please contact Managing Editor Denise Rose Hansen d.hansen@triple-c.at.

    tripleC’s editors think that this is a fair regulation that a) tries to secure funding for tripleC on a non-profit basis, and b) allows authors who cannot pay the fee for articles exceeding 8,000 words to adhere to the standard article length.

Author Guidelines

We recommend that authors review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies first.

1. Registration

Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting, or if already registered can simply log in and begin the 5 step process.
During registration authors will be asked to fill out a form giving details on their name, affiliation, address, email, phone, discipline and a short bio statement. This data is used for internal communication and enables authors to foster their personal presence on the web (e.g. the bio statement and affiliation will be available with every article they will publish with tripleC). Authors can administrate or update their profile at any time. 

2. Submission

2.1 Authors start with choosing the section (articles or book reviews) they want to submit their paper to; check the submissions checklist and agree to the terms of the Copyright notice.

2.2 The authors data is automatically imported from the registration database. If a paper is a joint work additional authors data should be entered now. The author has to add title, metadata for indexing (Academic discipline and sub-disciplines; keywords; type, method or approach; and language), and if appropriate supporting agencies. Authors can administrate or update the metadata (which is most important for visibility on the web!) during the review process until the article is publicly published.

2.3 Authors upload the first draft of their paper. They must use our Word template for formating their contribution according to our formal guidelines.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE CAN ONLY ACCEPT PAPERS FOR REVIEWING AND CONSIDERATION THAT THOROUGHLY STICK TO OUR LAYOUT, REFERENCING, AND STYLE GUIDELINES AND MAKE USE OF OUR TEMPLATE. PAPERS THAT DO NOT ADHERE TO THE GUIDELINES WILL BE RETURNED TO THE AUTHORS.

The template can be downloaded here:
tripleC_template.docx
tripleC_template.doc
tripleC_template.rtf

Please consult this example file or copy your file directly into this file in order to use our layout guides for standard text, quotations, title, headlines, header, footer, footnotes, endnotes, title, abstract, keywords, references, figure captions, listings, etc.

Please do not use a download application but choose “Save target as …” with a right click on the download link
.

If authors want to choose an anonymous review they should have a close look at Ensuring an Anonymous Peer Review before submitting their draft papers. If the authors of the document have deleted their names from the text we assume they wish to choose an anonynous review.

3. Types of reviewing

The journal uses open and blind versions of reviewing.
If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, we encourage authors to choose open reviewing, a process in which the names of authors are known to the reviewers. In this case, we encourage reviewers to also reveal their identity by signing their review with their name, although they may also opt to be anonymous, which many do. However, also conventional double-anonymous reviewing is available as an option. So, tripleC uses double-blind and two versions of single-blind reviewing. If you want to choose the open review method, please leave your name in the paper. If you prefer anonymous review, please delete all author-information and replace your name everywhere in the paper by "AUTHOR". If your name is visible in the paper, we assume you have chosen open reviewing, if it is anonymised then it is evident you have chosen the anonymous review option.

Reflections (comments, reviews, discussions, interviews, etc) are also welcome, they are not peer-reviewed.

4. Title page

Title (please use Headline Style Capitalization)
Author's Name
Author's Contact (Affiliation, City, State, Email, Website)
Abstract: 100-150 words
min. 5 Keywords (please use Capitalization)
Acknowledgement

5. Sections and subsections

If authors use sections and subsections to structure their article, sections must be numbered with Arabic numerals (such as e.g.: 1. Introduction), and must be identified with section and sub-section numbers (e.g. 1.1. Subsection). Our template gives clear directions how to format these sections. Please use Headline Style Capitalization (all words are capitalized except in, and, (n)or, to, of, the, a(n),...).

6. Exact layout details

Authors have to use our Word template for formatting their contribution. The template defines format details such as style of continuous text, headings, subsection headings, footnotes, header, footer, etc.

7. Mathematical notation

should be typewritten. Authors should use the Word formula-editor and try to limit the use of mathematical formulas and notations. tripleC favors excellent qualitative analysis over excessive quantitative data.

8. Illustrations (tables, images, diagrams, charts etc.)

are to be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals (such as Table 1: Description of Table 1, or: Figure 2: Description of Figure 2). All illustrations must be complete and final. Illustrations should be inserted wherever they should appear in the text. Illustrations should not be inserted on separate pages, files or documents, or at the end of the document.

9. References

tripleC uses the Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition. References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper in a section titled References and referred to in the text by name and year in parentheses (Author-Date System). Please use Headline Style Capitalization in the reference list; that means, all words are capitalized except prepositions, conjunctions, and articles such as in, and, (n)or, to, of, the, a(n),... Please do not use quotation marks for titles of articles in the reference list. Page numbers in both text and reference list should appear in a complete form (e.g. 11-13, 147-151). The style and punctuation of the references should conform to that used in the journals template illustrated by the following examples (each example of a reference list entry is accompanied by an example of a corresponding citation in the text):

Article in a print journal

Bellman, Steven, Eric Johnson, Stephen Kobrin and Gerald Lohse. 2004. International Differences in Information Privacy Concerns: A Global Survey of Consumers. The Information Society 20 (5): 313-324.

Bellman et al. (2004, 321) argue...

Article in an online journal

Gandy, Oscar H. Jr. 2011. Consumer Protection in Cyberspace. tripleC – Cognition, Communication, Co-operation: Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society 9 (2): 175-189. Accessed December 3, 2011. http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/article/view/267

“I characterize these systems [...] as discriminatory technologies” (Gandy 2011, 175).

Article in a newspaper

Silverman, Rachel. 2000. Your Career Matters: Raiding Talent Via the Web – Personal Pages, Firm’s Sites Are Troves of Information for Shrewd Headhunters. The Wall Street Journal, October 3, 2.

(Silverman 2000, 2)

Book

Boltanski, Luc and Ève Chiapello. 2006. The New Spirit of Capitalism. London: Verso.

Boltanski and Chiapello (2006, 134, 217) mention...

Fuchs, Christian, Kees Boersma, Anders Albrechtslund and Marisol Sandoval, eds. 2011. Internet and Surveillance: The Challenges of Web 2.0 and Social Media. New York: Routledge.

Webster, Frank. 2002a. Theories of the Information Society. 2nd ed. London: Routledge.

(Webster 2002a, viii; Fuchs et al. 2011)

Marx, Karl. 1992/1885. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy: Volume Two. London: Penguin.

(Marx 1992/1885)

Book review

Sandoval, Marisol and Thomas Allmer. 2009. Book Review of “Social Networking Sites and the Surveillance Society”, by Christian Fuchs. American Philosophical Association (APA) Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers 9 (1): 40-42.

“In the ‘Preface to Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy’ [...], Marx stresses an antagonistic character of productive forces in capitalist society” (Sandoval and Allmer 2011, 41).

Conference proceeding

Acquisti, Alessandro and Ralph Gross. 2006. Imagined Communities: Awareness, Information Sharing, and Privacy on the Facebook. In Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, edited by Phillipe Golle and George Danezis, 36-58. Cambridge: Robinson College.

(Acquisti and Gross 2006, 41-42)

Contribution to a book

Webster, Frank. 2002b. The Information Society Revisited. In Handbook of New Media: Social Shaping and Social Consequences of ICTs, edited by Leah Lievrouw and Sonia Livingstone, 22-33. London: Sage.

Webster (2002b, 22; see also: 2002a, 4) highlights...

Government document

TNS Opinion & Social. 2011. Special Eurobarometer Report on Attitudes on Data Protection and Electronic Identity in the European Union. Conducted by TNS Opinion & Social at the Request of Directorate-General Justice, Information Society & Media and Joint Research Centre. Brussels: European Commission.

TNS Opinion & Social (2011, 174)...

Research report

Sevignani, Sebastian, Verena Kreilinger and Christian Fuchs. 2011. Analysis of Existing Empirical Research Methods for Studying (Online) Privacy and Surveillance. SNS3 Research Paper No. 10. Accessed December 3, 2011. http://www.sns3.uti.at/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/The-Internet-and-Surveillance-Research-Paper-Series-No.10_-Analysis-of-Existing-Empirical-Research-Methods-for-Studying-Privacy-and-Surveillance.pdf

(Sevignani, Kreilinger and Fuchs 2011, 54-56)

Website

Google. 2008. Press Center: Google Closes Acquisition of DoubleClick. Accessed December 1, 2011. http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/pressrel/20080311_doubleclick.html

“DoubleClick [owned by Google; F.L.] is a premier provider of digital marketing technology and services.” (Google 2008)

Kellner, Douglas. 2004. Cultural Marxism and Cultural Studies. Accessed November 25, 2011. http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/kellner/essays/culturalmarxism.pdf

Kellner (2004) introduces...

For more reference list and citation in the text examples using Chicago Manual of Style please visit:

Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide (go to AUTHOR-DATE)

10. Footnotes

If necessary and used, footnotes should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and should be typed at the bottom of the page to which they refer. Authors should place a line above the footnote, so that it is set off from the text. Authors should not use endnotes.

11. Word count limits

There are no word count limits for articles. The format has to be Word because it's easiest to process for us.

12. Non-profit charges for articles > 8,000 words

tripleC does not make page charges for articles with a length below the standard of 8,000 words (including references). To cover publication costs, tripleC charges an article publication fee for articles that exceed the standard article length of 8,000 words (including references) as of 13 December 2016 (submission date).

tripleC is a freely available open access online-journal using a non-commercial Creative Commons licence. This ensures a large readership and a high degree of reception in the scientific community. tripleC is a non-profit journal. 

Operating a journal within a capitalist society that is based on money and wage-labour creates actual monetary costs for a) the domain name, b) web space hosting and c) paid labour for copy-editing, layout, and online publishing of the article as pdf and html. (c) accounts by far for the largest cost share. On average, these costs amount to £120 per standard 8,000 word article that tripleC publishes. These are pure costs, and the journal makes no profit. 

During its first 14 years, tripleC survived based on private and institutional support and funding. This support is limited and therefore we need a way of funding the above mentioned costs a), b) and c). Therefore, the journal will as of 13 December 2016 charge a fee for articles that exceed the standard 8,000 words in their final version. We do not charge for the first 8,000 words. After 8,000 words, we charge £40 per additional 1,000 words and a proportional sum for any word count above 8,000. 

The charge is spent on copy-editing, layout, publishing and other operational costs on a non-profit basis. In case a fee is necessary for your accepted article, you will receive an invoice an be asked to pay via PayPal.

tripleC welcomes donations for its future operations on a non-profit basis. All donations received will be used for copy-editing, layout, publishing and other operational costs. 

If you would like to make a donation to tripleC, please contact Managing Editor Denise Rose Hansen d.hansen@triple-c.at.

tripleC’s editors think that this is a fair regulation that a) tries to secure funding for tripleC on a non-profit basis, and b) allows authors who cannot pay the fee for articles exceeding 8,000 words to adhere to the standard article length.

13. Publication frequency

Although tripleC is published twice a year, we don't agglomerate articles and publish them all at once. Individual items will be published immediately after acceptance as soon as they are ready. By adding them to the current issue's Table of Contents we make use of the advantages of online publishing. Instant publishing allows reducing publication time and publishing up-to-date articles.

 
 

Privacy Statement

Privacy Policy

tripleC is an academic open access journal that publishes and provides articles in its field of studies (as specified in its aims and objectives) to readers free of charge based on a Creative Commons licence.

1. Collection and Use of Personal Data and Article-Related Data:

tripleC stores personal data about its registered users in a database for the following purposes:
- The organisation of the review of scientific articles
- The publication of scientific articles, reflections and comments based on a Creative Commons licence.
- The storage and provision of scientific articles, reflections and comments based on a Creative Commons licence.
The personal data processed includes the following variables that are entered in the registration process of a user: first name, last name, affiliation, country, email, username, password (encrypted).

We furthermore besides the actual article store article metadata for every submission and published article: article section, article title, article subtitle, abstract, article keywords (optional), author’s biographical statement (optional), author-website (optional), author-ORCID (optional).


By registering to the journal as user, the user agrees to the processing of the above-mentioned personal data. By submitting an article, the user agrees to the storage of the article-file and metadata.

2. Legal Basis

There are three legal grounds on which we rely to use data:

(a) Contract: Submission of an article to tripleC constitutes a contract between the author(s) and the journal as part of which the author(s) give(s) the journal the right to publish the final version of the paper based on a CC-BY-NC-ND licence in case it is accepted and to index the publicly available article-related data. In order for us to fulfil our obligations under this contract, we need to collect and process certain information such as the data specified in this Privacy Policy.

(b) Legitimate interests: As a data controller, we rely on our legitimate interest to process the personal information you provide to us when you use or register on our site. We will only use your data in ways you would reasonably expect.

(c) Consent: We will collect or process your personal data for specified purposes where you have given active and explicit consent for us to do so. 

3. Data Disclosure

tripleC does not export personal data of registered users from its user database for sharing with third parties unless it is strictly necessary. It only processes data for specified purposes and purposes of the journal’s legitimate interests.

tripleC shares publicly accessible article-meta data (such as article title, article URL, article author name(s), article author affiliation(s), article abstract, article keywords, article DOI) for the purpose of indexing, scholarly search and better visibility with services such as the Directory of Open Access Journal (DOAJ), CrossRef (for creating Digital Object Identifiers [DOI]), Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, Communication Source, CSA Sociological Abstracts.

We do not collect or store personal data (such as IP-addresses) about non-registered users who visit tripleC for accessing articles. We collect aggregated data on readership behaviours as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication. This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge in an anonymised and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here. The authors published in this journal are responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported here.

4. Communication with Registered Users

tripleC communicates with registered users for the purpose of organising reviews and publishing articles.

tripleC neither sells access to articles as a commodity nor does it charge general article processing charges (APCs) for the basic publication of standard-length articles nor does it sell its audience and data as commodity in the form of advertising. We therefore differ from the vast majority of journals that either sell access or publishing capacity or audience data as commodity. Given tripleC’s organisational model, its existence and financial basis are volatile. We depend on institutional support, donations and other unconventional, modest income sources.

Given tripleC’s volatile finances, it is a legitimate interest that we obtain voluntary financial support by institutions and individuals that does not take on commodity form. The journal on occasion contacts registered users to ask them to help supporting this legitimate interest. Users who register with tripleC can be reasonably expected to support and have an interest in the continued existence of tripleC.

5. User Rights

Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for data subject rights. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of the public interest in the availability of the data, which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.

tripleC recognises the right to be forgotten of registered users. If you want the journal to delete all personal data associated with your registered user profile, contact christian.fuchs@triple-c.at. The personal data will be deleted without undue delay. As a public knowledge project with academic character, tripleC archives all its articles in publicly accessible format, which is an archiving purposes in the public interest with a scientific research purpose. The right to be forgotten does not apply to articles and article-related data and meta-data (including author data). The journal needs to store article-related data and meta-data for all published articles in order to fulfil its scientific purpose as public knowledge project with academic character.

6. Cookies

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer or mobile device by websites you visit. To make this site work properly, the Open Journal System we use sometimes places small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too. OJS uses cookies to manage user sessions (for which they are required). Cookies aren’t used for simply visiting the site and reading its content.