Rights & Obligations

Editors’ Rights

The Editors accept manuscripts with the understanding that the contents are original, unpublished material and have not been submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors submitting manuscripts for consideration for our General Articles section consent to the peer review process and expressly confirm that their manuscripts are not under consideration with another journal. Double submissions will be rejected without exception. Authors intending to republish GYIL articles or use previously published materials as part of a GYIL article must indicate their intentions at the time they accept the invitation to publish. The Editors reserve the right to edit contributions. The Editors reserve the right to return articles unpublished if they do not meet GYIL standards regarding substance. If an article is accepted for publication but does not conform to the GYIL Style Guide and Guidelines for Authors, the Editors reserve the right to return the article to the author for revision. Authors agree to comply with set deadlines for revisions and reviews of proofs to the best of their abilities. If the author revises and returns the article or proofs to the Editors on time according to publication deadlines, the article will appear in the same volume of the GYIL. If the articles or proofs are not revised, corrected, and returned in time to be included in the current yearbook, the Editors may consider the article for the following yearbook in view of the timeliness of the topic. There is no guarantee of publication in the following volume if the deadlines are not respected. Authors are solely responsible for the content of both text and footnotes.

Authors’ Rights

Authors will have the opportunity to review and approve proofs of their articles prior to publication, provided that the articles and corrected proofs are submitted in a timely manner. Revisions not submitted by a date agreed upon between the author and the Editors will not be considered. Authors have the right to make corrections to the proofs prior to printing, conscious of deadlines and bearing in mind the Editors’ request that only minor alterations and corrections be made to proofs. Authors of full articles will receive a bound copy of the GYIL containing their article and additional off-prints. Authors of German Practice reports and Book Reviews receive off-prints of their articles.