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Policies

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Who Can Submit?

Undergraduates may submit an original article to be considered for publication in the Undergraduate Journal of Global Citizenship provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer). Submissions will not be accepted from past or present members of the staff of the Undergraduate Journal of Global Citizenship.

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General Submission Rules

This is a journal of undergraduates for undergraduates. For this reason we must insist that your submission be a piece of writing completed in its entirety during your undergraduate study.

In your cover letter, please include the name of your institution, and your year of graduation. We would also be interested in learning how you found out about the Undergraduate Journal of Global Citizenship.

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Undergraduate Journal of Global Citizenship, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Undergraduate Journal of Global Citizenship. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Undergraduate Journal of Global Citizenship, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

In general, we follow Chicago Manual Notes-Bibliography Style. However, for in-depth submission guidelines and details on formatting, please see Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines.

Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Rights for Authors and DigitalCommons@Fairfield

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to DigitalCommons@Fairfield all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of DigitalCommons@Fairfield, requires credit to DigitalCommons@Fairfield as copyright holder (e.g., DigitalCommons@Fairfield © 2014).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from DigitalCommons@Fairfield provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the DigitalCommons@Fairfield website and/or software agree not to misuse the DigitalCommons@Fairfield service or software in any way.

The failure of DigitalCommons@Fairfield to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between DigitalCommons@Fairfield and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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