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Policies

Contents

  • Who Can Submit?
  • What Can Be Submitted?
  • Rights for Authors and ScholarWorks
  • Attribution and Usage Policies
  • Personal-use Exceptions
  • General Terms and Conditions of Use
  • Who Can Submit?

    Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences 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.

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    What Can Be Submitted?

    Original articles: Only original manuscripts should be submitted. Manuscripts that have been previously published or are forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic) are not eligible for submission. Manuscripts that are currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) are also not eligible for submission. Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication.

    By submitting material to the Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, the author is stipulating that (a) the material has not been published elsewhere and (b) is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print), and (c) and the author stipulates that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at the Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences please contact the editors at JSBHS@waldenu.edu

    Types of articles:

    • Full-length empirical articles: No more than 10,000 words excluding. title page, abstract, references, and appendices.
    • Brief empirical articles: No more than 5000 words excluding title page, abstract, references, and appendices.
    • Scholarly Essays: No more than 5000 words excluding title page, abstract, and references.
    • Integrative literature reviews: No more than 10,000 words excluding title page, abstract, references, and appendices. Lengthier reviews or meta-analyses will be considered at the discretion of the editors. An integrative literature should include a synthesis that includes (a) the authors’ assessments of the current state of knowledge regarding the topic of interest, (b) critical assessments of the strengths and weaknesses of past research, and (c) the identification of limitations and gaps in the literature as well as directions for future research
    • Book reviews: No more than 1000 words, excluding title page, abstract, and references.
    • Letters to the Editor: No more than 1000 words.

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    Rights for Authors and ScholarWorks

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

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    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 Walden University Publishing, requires credit to Walden University Publishing as copyright holder (e.g., Walden University Publishing © 2011).

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    Personal-use Exceptions

    The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Walden University Publishing 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.

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    General Terms and Conditions of Use

    Users of the ScholarWorks website and/or software agree not to misuse the ScholarWorks service or software in any way. The failure of ScholarWorks 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 Walden University Publishing and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

    The views and statements expressed in this journal do not necessarily reflect the views of Walden University, LLC, any of its affiliates or any other person involved in the production and distribution thereof (collectively “Walden”). Walden does not warrant the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of those views or statements and does not accept any legal liability whatsoever arising from any reliance on the views, statements and subject matter of the journal.

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    Updated January 2017