Policies for BMessays 2022
Who Can Submit
BMessays 2022 is only accepting submissions from undergraduate science students currently enrolled at Western University.
Number of entries
One entry per author. Subsequent entries by the same entrant will be disqualified.
The word count will be adhered to rigorously.
Print entries must be typed in English and double-spaced.
The title of the submission must appear on the first page of each entry but, to ensure that judging of the entries is blind, the author’s name must not appear anywhere on the text.
All entries will initially be judged by a panel of student judges, who will select the semi-finalists. The winning entries will be chosen by our expert judges, who are professors, university faculty members, or librarians.
All decisions made by judges are final.
A paper may be updated or removed from public view by sending a request to the system administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, a citation to the original version of the paper will always remain on the site.
OPTION 1 (author review):
Authors are asked to review PDFs created from their papers within 5 days of being sent the PDF. At this stage, we're unable to make any changes beyond the rare error that occurs in PDF conversion.
OPTION 2 (no author review):
Authors do not have an opportunity to approve papers they have submitted prior to them becoming publicly available on the site; therefore, please be sure that the paper is ready for public distribution.
Rights and Permissions
Before submitting a paper to the repository, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared. You retain the copyright to your paper and grant us the nonexclusive right to publish this material, meaning that you may also publish it elsewhere.
In this open access repository, authors retain copyright. To easily show readers what can be done with these essays, we recommend using a Creative Commons license.
We recommend adding the most permissive license CC BY 4.0 which means that you must be attributed and receive credit for your writing.
However, there are other licenses which are less permissive and my also be applied
It is necessary that you agree to the terms of publishing in the repository listed in the author agreement.
Entry is taken to be express agreement to all competition rules by participants.