Submission Guidelines

Submissions to KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies must be uploaded on this website. Authors can track their submissions and communicate with the editors through the online journal management system. 


Submissions to KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies cannot have been previously published nor be under consideration at another journal, but the journal welcomes submissions of papers that have been loaded on to preprint servers, personal websites, or other informal communication channels, as long as authors retain copyright to such postings. These formats are not considered prior publication. If their submission is published in the journal, authors are encouraged to link any prior posting of their paper to the final published version.

The journal reserves the right to reject submissions that do not demonstrate respect and sensitivity in addressing subjects of study that pose a risk of harm to marginalized communities. The journal also reserves the right to remove articles after publication if it becomes known that the author has expressed discriminatory views. 


All authors listed on a submission must have agreed to publish the submission and given approval to have their names appear on the submission. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that all listed authors qualify for, and have agreed to, authorship of the submission. The corresponding author is also responsible for apprising fellow co-authors of relevant editorial information during the review process.

Preprint Policy

The journal welcomes submissions of papers that have been loaded onto preprint servers as long as the author retains copyright to the preprint and any works developed from it. Authors should declare that a preprint is available and should provide the link to the preprint.

If their submission is published in the journal, authors should update the information associated with the preprint to indicate that a final version has been published in KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies. Please include the DOI for the publication.


The journal strongly recommends that all authors submitting a paper register an account with Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID). Registration provides a unique and persistent digital identifier for the account that enables accurate attribution and improves the discoverability of published papers, ensuring that the correct author receives the correct credit for their work. As the ORCID remains the same throughout the lifetime of the account, changes of name, affiliation, or research area do not effect the discoverability of an author's past work and aid correspondence with colleagues.

The journal encourages all corresponding authors to include an ORCID as part of their submitting author data, and recommends that co-authors include one as well. ORCID numbers should be added to the author data upon submission and will be published alongside the submitted paper, should it be accepted.


The author is responsible for obtaining all permissions required prior to submission of the manuscript. Permission and owner details should be mentioned for all third-party content included in the submission or used in the research.

If a method or tool is introduced in the study, including software, questionnaires, and scales, the license this is available under and any requirement for permission for use should be stated. If an existing method or tool is used in the research, it is the author's responsibility to check the license and obtain the necessary permissions. The submission should include a statement confirming that permission was secured.

Preparing Manuscript for Blind Review

To ensure blind peer review, authors should remove any identifying information from their submissions and should avoid referring to themselves in the first person or self-referencing in an overt way. If they wish to reference their own work, they should do so in the third person.

Revisions and Corrections

Authors will always have the opportunity to approve the final copyedited version of their article and its metadata before it goes to typesetting. They will also always be asked to sign off on the proofs of their article once it has been typeset. Changes to an article post-publication are not possible. If there is an error in an article, a corrigendum can be issued. Please contact if you believe that an article requires a correction.