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Additional information about the editorial and production process

Published onDec 16, 2020
Author Resources


Contributors are invited to submit micro-length essays of 500-800 words to our Pandemics and Games Essay Jam between January 4-10, 2021. Essays will be reviewed and published on PubPub, an open-source community publishing platform and later compiled and distributed as a free eBook.

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How to Submit

  1. Login to Pandemics and Games Essay Jam using your PubPub account (or click Sign Up)

  2. Select Create Pub

  3. Select Import Files to upload your essay or draft your essay directly using the WYSWYG Pub editor

  4. Check Title, Description, and Contributor info for accuracy

  5. Edit theme (optional)

  6. If necessary, add Pub to desired Collection

  7. When finished select Request Publication

Supplemental video: Navigating the Pub Editor


Citation Style pub settings

To add a reference highlight the applicable text and select the Citation (bookmark) icon in the Pub editor, then double click the numbered citation (e.g., [1]) to provide the complete reference. Where applicable, include author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapter and the pages. Use of DOI is highly encouraged.

Citations are automatically grouped at the end of the document. To change citation style, go to Pub Settings (found on the top right side of the Pub) and select your desired Citation Style .

Open Access

The Pandemics and Games Essay Jam will be published under the open access Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0) This means your work is free to read and allows you to maintain ownership - which allows you to do whatever you like with your work (republish it on your blog, project it onto the walls of your house, turn it into a song, etc.) but prevents others from selling it or modifying it.

Publication Ethics

In general, we subscribe the core practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Per these guidelines, contributions submitted for the Pandemics and Games Essay Jam must be free of any impropriety or undisclosed conflicts of interest, intentional plagiarism, fabrication, or falsification.


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