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Re: School Arts Publication -- reply

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John Antoine Labadie (labadie)
Mon, 6 Sep 1999 15:08:42 EST5EDT


Congratulations on your potential publication. This is a good time
to ask these sorts of questions.

I was privileged to be on staff with the "Journal of Teacher
Education" (JTE) for two years and have also been fortunate to have a
number of pieces published in journals both inside and outside of art
education. My experience: Policies on re-publication and "use" vary
from journal to journal.

It'is NOT at all uncommon to have the publisher of a piece hold the
rights to the author's work. If this is the case with "School Arts"
then you may ask permission to use your work. Should be no problem
to do this. At JTE we honored such requests. Although i have not
worked with "School Arts" i am certain they have someone on the
editorial staff who can easily answer your questions. Could be they
also have an "Instructions for Authors" list of FAQs.

Hope this helps. Regards, JAL

> Hi! I am a third year teacher at the high school level. I recently
> sent a lesson in to School Arts magazine to see if I could get it
> published and I just got a letter back saying they are interested.
> I am curious as to whether or not any of you have had anything
> published through them. The reason I ask is because they say they
> will own it upon publication and that I will have no rights to the
> lesson or article once it is published. This concerns me only
> because I have thought about using this lesson at a conference
> (possibly) someday in the future and I do not think that would be
> possible if they gain all rights to it. If anyone has had this
> experience before and has any advice for me before I make my final
> decision, please let me know. I am nervous about the process.
> Thanks so much.
> Rebecca A. Shampine
> Indian River High School
> Philadelphia, New York
Dr. John Antoine Labadie
Deaprtment of of Art
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, NC 28372-1510

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